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National Forum on Biological Control Agents shares success storiesy for sustainable agriculture in Cambodia

Writer: Benjamin Scholz Introducing and promoting Biocontrol agents as an alternative to commonly used chemical agricultural inputs was at the core of the ‘National Forum on the regulation, trade and use of Biocontrol Agents (BCA) in Cambodian agriculture’ held from 22-23 April 2015 in Battambang, Cambodia. The two-day workshop was hosted by the GIZ ASEAN …

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Rice Plant-Hopper Management in Dong Thap Province

Survey to develop training for farmers on integrated pest management A pilot project soon to be established in Dong Thap province, Vietnam will assist Vietnamese farmers to tackle one of the country’s major threats to rice production, Brown Plant Hopper infestation. However, a survey to improve the ‘know-how’ in integrated pest management is firstly needed …

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A Study Tour to Thailand

The GIZ-ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems (ASEAN-SAS) project in Cambodia has brought people together to strengthen the capacity of farmers in organic production techniques, to help them establish linkages to international markets. To that end, the technical staff of GIZ ASEAN-SAS (Cambodia and Thailand), the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC), and CEDAC …

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Malaysia Expert Group Meeting on developing ASEAN Guidelines on Soil and Nutrient Management

The 1st National Expert Group Meeting on Soil and Nutrient Management that organized by Soil Resource Management and Conservation Division, Department of Agriculture was held in Malaysia on 12 March 2015 at Department of Agriculture, Putrajaya.  National Members Expert from Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysian Nuclear …

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German-Thai Chamber of Commerce’s UPDATE magazine, 18 Febuary 2015: GIZ-Private Sector Cooperation Highlights

Writer: Dr. Thomas Jaekel One of GIZ’s first public-private partnerships (PPP) projects, the development of a biological rodenticide, was implemented in 1995 with Bayer AG in Monheim and the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. Thanks to the close collaboration with Thailand’s Department of Agriculture which provided expertise in field testing and made the product …

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The 5th Project Partner Meeting and related Meetings in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar from 2-4 December 2014

Four Regional Meetings to Agree Step Forward in Addressing Food Security Authors: Pouchamarn Wongsanga Duangruetai Surasakjinda During 2-4 December 2014, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), GIZ together with the Department of Agriculture of Myanmar’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation organized the 5th Project Partner Meeting (PPM) of the “ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems (SAS)”, …

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1st ASEAN Expert Group on Soil and Nutrient Management

The First Meeting of ASEAN Expert Group on Soil and Nutrient Management German International Cooperation (GIZ) through the ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems (ASEAN SAS) project hosted the First Meeting of the ASEAN Expert Group on Soil and Nutrient Management (SNM) for the ASEAN Guidelines on Soil and Nutrient Management (SNM), from 3rd – 4th December …

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