34th International Vegetable Training Course on 14 September – 4 December 2015 at Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC) organizes the 34th International Vegetable Training Course on 14 September – 4 December 2015. It aims to enhance technical, scientific and managerial skills of the participants to contribute to sustainable development of their countries through increased production and consumption of health-promoting vegetables. The training emphasizes advanced and sustainable vegetable production and [...]

The XXIII International Grassland Congress on 20-24 November 2015 at Delhi NCR, India

The XXIII International Grassland Congress will be held in Delhi NCR from November 20-24, 2015. Scientific Highlights: 7 Eminent Plenary Speakers and 38 Keynote Speakers confirmed 695 Abstracts received from 55 countries Concurrent Exhibition Three Pre-Congress Workshops Farmers & Dairy Association Forum Foresters & Agro-Forestry Forum Plenary Speakers: M. S. Swaminathan, Emeritus Chairman and Chief [...]

High Level Policy Dialogue on Investment in Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) in Asia-Pacific Region on 8-9 December 2015 at Bangkok, Thailand

Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) in collaboration with Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-RAP), Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) jointly organize the High Level Policy Dialogue on Investment in Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) in [...]

Regional Consultation on Agroforestry : the Way Forward on 8-10 October 2015 at Delhi, India

An Agroforestry Workshop is scheduled to be organized jointly by Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Indian Society of Agroforestry and Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) 8-10 October, 2015 at New Delhi. The Workshop will provide a platform to the scientists and [...]

Regional Workshop on Development of Communication Strategies for Adoption of Agri-Biotechnology in Asia on 28-29 September 2015 at Chiangrai, Thailand

Regional Symposium on Market Access for Small Farmers through Direct Marketing on 17-18 September 2015 at Bangkok, Thailand

In agriculture, “Direct Marketing” is defined as a process whereby the farmer sells to the ultimate consumer or retailer, without intervening middlemen.  Direct marketing strategies are increasing in popularity.    From a consumers’ perspective, direct marketing provides an opportunity to purchase fresh, high quality food that is perceived to be more healthy and nutritious at a more competitive price. [...]

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