International Workshop on Agricultural Risk and Dryland Development for Poverty Alleviation
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Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation (NAM CSSTC) representatives participated in a Workshop organised by Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) and Center for Alleviation of Poverty Through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA). A Workshop entitled “International Workshop on Agricultural Risk and Dryland Development for Poverty Alleviation” was held in West Java Province, from 8 to 9 May 2018 and attended by other 52 participants from Cambodia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand, including Indonesia.
The two-day Workshop at Salak Tower Hotel, Bogor City, was commenced by MoA Secretary-General who was represented by Head of International Cooperation Bureau of MoA, Mesah Tarigan. Earlier, Badul Basit, Head of Indonesian Center for Agro-SocioEconomic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), gave his opening remarks. The Workshop aimed at presenting and discussing agricultural risk findings and insurance schemes in mitigating agricultural risks, improving agricultural productivity through identification of best practices and sharing knowledge on CAPSA’s transformation into a new intergovernmental organisation.
NAM CSSTC delegate conveyed that the new CAPSA organisation could establish collaborative programmes in several areas, including regulatory system for water resources in dryland, disaster risk management, handling of pest and disease, as well as knowledge of farmers related to postharvest procedure and plant age.
NAM CSSTC delegates also expressed NAM CSSTC’s readiness to support activities in the framework of South-South Cooperation through capacity building programmes.