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)
- Welcome- Mr. Mahesh Pradhan (AIT/UNEP RRC.AP)
- Introduction to climate change and climate projections in South and South East Asia- Mr. Gernot Laganda (UNDP)
- Vulnerabilities to climate change in the agricultural sector- Dr. Satya Priya (Adaptation Knowledge Platform, AIT/UNEP RRC.AP)
- Country group presentations:
- Building adaptation and engaging communities in climate change adaptation in agriculture projects- Mr. Atiq Ahmed (Plan-International), & Mr. Raghib Hassan (Department of Agriculture Extension – Bangladesh)
--Afternoon Tea--Climate Risk Information02:4505:30
- Using climate risk information systems, early warning and climate forecasting for drought and flood risk management. This session may involve an interactive session and will include a case study/ies on communicating flood and drought risk information.- Mr. S H M Fakhruddin (RIMES)
Day 2:: 31 August 2010Field Trip to Sanam Chaikhet Organic Farmers Group
- Field Trip Agenda
- Sanam Chaikhet Organic Farmers GroupFor more information about the field site, please contact:Mr. Michael CommonsEarth Net FoundationTel: +66 2 277 9380 | Fax: +66 2 277 9654Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: www.greennet.or.th
Day 3:: 1 September 2010Photo Courtesy: Doungjun Roongruang (from One Moon Photography), Lien Hiekens ( from Development Photography), Gernot Laganda & Shirley Kai.