|We aim to strengthen South-South dialogue and intra-regional learning on the following topics:|
|Poverty & Food Insecurity|
|CAPSA's statistical database includes indicators on agricultural production, sustainability, and economic development for the ESCAP region.|
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|SATNET intraregional visits for smallholder value chain actors in Thailand and Cambodia|
CAPSA is currently conducting a series of intraregional study tours for small-scale value chain actors, including lead farmers, NGO's, entrepreneurs and traders, to complement and enhance the impact of training activities organized under the SATNET Asia project. Through these visits, participants are exposed to best practices in sustainable agricultural production and marketing practiced at scale in the region.
The first visit took place in Thailand from 21-25 July and the second visit in Cambodia from 4 to 9 August 2014. Study tours are also planned in India, Nepal, and a last trip will target Thailand again.
|Asia-Pacific developing nations must unlock fiscal space to sustain growth dynamism|
Asia-Pacific developing economies are experiencing yet another year of subdued growth, the United Nations said on August 6, calling for quick action on the removal of domestic structural constraints and the unlocking of fiscal space to help stimulate growth and support social development.
Launching the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2014, the annual flagship publication of ESCAP in Bangkok, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, stressed the urgency for bridging gaps in infrastructure and development in the region and addressing environmental degradation in order to promote higher, well-balanced and sustainable growth.
15 September – 5 December 2014, AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center - East and Southeast Asia, Bangkok, Thailand
15 October 2014
15-17 October 2014, Savar, Bangladesh
27-29 October 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
27-31 October 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand
The call 2015 is now open, the deadline for applications is 1 November 2014
19-20 November 2014, IFPRI, Washington, D.C
12-13 November 2014, SEARCA, Philippines
7 December 2014
7-11 December, 2014 in Mymensingh, Bangladesh
9-10 March 2015, Abu Dhabi
|Report on Expert consultation on strengthening linkages between research and extension to promote food and nutrition security - Final version|
Realizing sustainable food security in the post-2015 development era: South Asia's progress, challenges and opportunities
Facilitating export and import of agrifood products in South and South-East Asia
CAPSA in the News
|Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda|
|International Year of Family Farming|