|We aim to strengthen South-South dialogue and intra-regional learning on the following topics:|
|Poverty & Food Insecurity|
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|CAPSA's statistical database includes indicators on agricultural production, sustainability, and economic development for the ESCAP region.|
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|International Women's Day 2015: Women farmers key to fighting hunger|
Marking International Women's Day 2015 (March 8th), leaders from the United Nations' three Rome-based food agencies gathered to remind the world that women farmers play a central role in achieving food and nutrition security.
This year's event also marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 (Beijing +20).
|Sustainable development key for Least Developed Countries Graduation|
|Least developed countries (LDCs) must ensure that economic growth is more closely aligned and integrated with environmental and social dimensions, a key transformation necessary for LDCs to achieve inclusive growth and to overcome their structural challenges, the United Nations said this week. The greatest challenge facing the Asia-Pacific LDCs is to promote inclusive and sustainable growth and development for reducing poverty and improving the quality of life of the people.|
|Eleventh Session of the Governing Council of the Centre for the Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture|
|Representatives of Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Thailand convened the eleventh session of the Governing Council of the Centre for the Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA), a subsidiary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Several observers also participated in the meeting. The Governing Council gathered in Bogor from 12 to 13 February 2015 and was hosted by the Government of Indonesia.|
|Opening the Policy Dialogue on the Role of Technology Transfer in Agriculture for Sustainable Development Outcomes|
|Effective technology transfer is critical for achieving the increases in food production needed to secure future supplies, enhance the incomes of the farming community and preserve environments. A two-day 'Policy Dialogue on the Role of Technology Transfer in Agriculture for Sustainable Development Outcomes' started on 10 February 2015 in Bogor Indonesia, to discuss more effective innovation systems and support for transfer of appropriate and affordable agricultural technologies to small farmers.|
Deadline for applications: 24 April 2015
Deadline for fee-paying participants is 30 April 2015.
The closing date for nominations is COB 30 April 2015
4-6 May 2015, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Deadline for applications: 20 May2015
11-13 June 2015, Benguérir, Morocco
Deadline for submission: 15 June 2015
10-12 July 2015, Easwari Engineering College, India
7-10 September 2015, Montpellier, France
Currently no vacancy available
Market Participation of Smallholder
Assessment of sustainable agricultural technologies
Food and nutrition security:
Evolution of concept and way forward
CAPSA in the News
|Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda|