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First Announcement: 13th International Conference on Development of Drylands: Converting Grey Areas into Green

Drylands cover about 41% of earth‟s land area and are home to ~38% of world population. Majority (>90%) of the people of this ecosystem live in developing countries. With fragile natural resource base, achieving food security there has been a great challenge. With the threat of climate change looming large, and additional threat of massive out migration, the livelihoods of more than 2 billion people who live in these areas, will be further at risk. The efforts of research and development community and policy makers dealing with dry areas and aiming at sustainable management of natural resources have to...

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APAARI and RDA seek closer collaboration

The Director of International Technology Cooperation Centre and Deputy Director Head of Asia Team of Korea Program on International Agriculture, Rural Development Administration (RDA) of the Republic of Korea paid a courtesy visit at APAARI this Friday March 9.  The visit was to seek avenues of strengthening collaboration between RDA and APAARI. The bolstering of relations between RDA and APAARI is after nineteen years of partnership as the RDA of the Republic of Korea has been a member of APAARI right from its creation in 1991. The tonified relationship between the two institutions will be in biotechnology and bioresources...

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APAARI building new bridges for agri-food research and innovation in the Asia-Pacific

APAARI Chairman and Executive Secretary with the Deputy Minister and Head of the AREEO of the Jihad-e Agriculture in Iran and other senior officials. Discussion are underway to enhance APAARI-AREEO collaboration for sustainable development in agricultural research and development in the Asia-Pacific Region. The Ministry of Jihad-e Agriculture is the government body that enforces state policy on the agricultural sector . Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) is an umbrella organization under the Ministry which is responsible for Research, Education and Extension issues of agricultural sector in...

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Taiwan promises more support to APAARI

APAARI’s the Executive Secretary Dr. Ravi Khetarpal and the Coordinator of its APCoAB program Dr. Rishi Tyagi were in Taiwan for January 29-31 to seek ways of enhancing collaboration between APAARI and Taiwanese agricultural research institutions. The visit which took the APAARI officials to the main agricultural institutions in the country, started off with a courtesy call to the Minister of Agriculture His excellency Lin, Tsung-Hsien. The honourable Minister appreciated the partnership of APAARI with Taiwan and assured increasing support, participation and membership in APAARI. The delegation then visited the Chinese Taipei Council of Agriculture, the Academia Sinica which...

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Position Announcement: Regional Director – East and Southeast Asia The World Vegetable Center

The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is a non-profit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan and five regional offices around the globe. WorldVeg conducts research and development programs that contribute to realize the potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods. For more information please visit our website: worldveg.org WorldVeg seeks a Regional Director to manage its research and development work in East and Southeast Asia. The position is based at WorldVeg’s Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand. The Regional Director reports to the Director General. READ...

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