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Climate change has significant impacts on natural resources and the agriculturesector which relies onthese resources is considered as one of the most susceptible sectors.
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02 September 2010

Practitioners and policy-makers' exchange on climate change adaptation in agriculture was held at the Asian Institute of Technology’s (AIT) conference facilities in Pathumthani, Thailand, from 30 August to 1 September 2010.

The objective of this exchange was to transfer knowledge of practical examples on climate change adaptation in agriculture to participants from seven South and South East Asian countries. The three-day exchange gathered participants, mostly  field practitioners and policy-makers from agricultural departments, and resource persons from countries such as the Philippines, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Bangladesh. The participants and resource persons shared their experiences and lessons from case studies and current research and development projects which focused on resilience of agriculture systems to climate change. 

During the exchange, the participants also explored on the need to have country specific information and identify the regional knowledge priorities on climate change adaptation in the agriculture sector. In this way, by bringing together a core group of researchers, practitioners and policy makers from seven developing countries in South and South East Asia, this practitioners' exchange enabled the transfer of practical examples, technologies and case studies of agricultural climate change adaptation measures between countries.

Please click here for the agenda and the respective titles in the program table given below to view the presentations from the resource persons and the participants: 

Day 1:: 30 August 2010
Setting the scene, climate change and climate change adaptation
Facilitators: Ms. Serena Fortuna (UNEP ROAP) & Mr. Gernot Laganda (UNDP)
08:3008:40

  • Welcome- Mr. Mahesh Pradhan (AIT/UNEP RRC.AP)

08:4009:00

  • Introduction

09:0009:30

09:3009:40

  • Discussion

09:4010:10

10:1010:20

  • Discussion

                --Morning Tea--10:3512:30

  • Country group presentations:
  1. Bangladesh
  2. Cambodia
  3. Lao PDR
  4. Myanmar
  5. Philippines
  6. Thailand
  7. Vietnam

                --Lunch--01:1502:30

                --Afternoon Tea--Climate Risk Information02:4505:30

Day 2:: 31 August 2010Field Trip to Sanam Chaikhet Organic Farmers Group

 Day 3:: 1 September 2010Photo Courtesy: Doungjun Roongruang (from One Moon Photography), Lien Hiekens ( from Development Photography), Gernot Laganda & Shirley Kai.

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Pathumthani, Thailand
13 August 2010

A training on, "Practitioner’s and Policy-makers Exchange on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture" will be held from 30 August to 1 September 2010 at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. The objective of this practitioners' exchange is to share knowledge of practical examples on climate change adaptation in agriculture among participants from seven South and South East Asian countries. This will be done by sharing experiences and lessons from case studies and current research/development projects that focus on increased resilience of agricultural systems to climate change and by exploring country-specific information and resource needs, and by identifying regional knowledge priorities on climate change adaptation in the agriculture sectorThis practitioners' exchange expects to gather participants and resource people from the following countries: Philippines, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Bangladesh. An equal representation of field practitioners and policy makers from agricultural departments will be invited to attend. Speakers will comprise lecturers from universities/research institutes and UN organizations. Participants will be fully involved in the workshop through presentation of case studies and national/project experience sharing. During the training, participants are expected to bring to the workshop presentations outlining the projected impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector of their country. Participants should also be prepared to discuss specific challenges of at least one agriculture project in which they are involved or a challenge in mainstreaming climate change into agriculture plans. This information will be used for presentation and open discussions in plenary and/or in break-out groups exercises. 

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