Walls must fall for agriculture to become sustainable

Agricultural research has been very scattered and isolated; highly specialized but seldom collaborative. There is a need to look at the bigger picture instead of working in isolation in different disciplines. Investments in agriculture have been focused very much on research in the past decades, as evidenced by the Green Revolution. New varieties, new technologies … More Walls must fall for agriculture to become sustainable

Companies team up for sustainable agriculture standard

More than 80 corporations from all over the world have agreed to support a new global assessment tool to ensure their agricultural practices are conducted sustainably, safely and consistently. As members of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI), formed in 2002, they are working together to implement  The Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) tool which will … More Companies team up for sustainable agriculture standard

A Dream Comes True As Policy Dialogue Gets Under Way

This week, Bangkok is host to important meeting: The High Level Policy Dialogue on Investment in Agricultural Research for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific (HLPD). In his opening remarks, APAARI Executive Secretary and Chair of the Organizing Committee, Raghunath Ghodake, described this meeting as “a dream come true for APAARI”. Over 150 agriculture … More A Dream Comes True As Policy Dialogue Gets Under Way

Let’s pass on the staples: bring in the vegetables!

It’s time to add an extra load of veggies to that Asian rice bowl, according to Dr J.D.H. Keatinge of the World Vegetable Centre. Dr Keatinge told the High Level Policy Dialogue on Investment for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, that wheat, maize and rice supply more than 60% of humanity’s … More Let’s pass on the staples: bring in the vegetables!

You don’t even have to be in the room…

Last night, this room was empty. Today, this hall is hosting the biggest names in agricultural research and sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region. The High Level Policy Dialogue on Investment in Agricultural Research for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific, organized by various international agriculture research and policy organizations, is a two-day … More You don’t even have to be in the room…