Are you already engaging in conservation projects as a volunteer, coordinator, or even founder of an initiative for nature? Take your conservation impact to the next level! Apply now for the fully-funded Youth Biodiversity Leaders fellowship programme by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, in collaboration with the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN). Receive one year of in-depth training, mentoring, and networking to scale your biodiversity activities.
Deadline: 15 January 2019, 23:59 (GMT+8)
Yogyakarta, 24-25 October 2018 – The ASEAN Foundation through ASEAN Farmers’ Organisations Support Programme (AFOSP) in coordination with Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs of the Republic of Indonesia and ASEAN Centre for the Development of Agricultural Cooperative (ACEDAC) organised today the ASEAN Exchange Visit program under the theme “Strengthening the Role of Agricultural Cooperatives in the Coconut Value Chain Management and Job Creations in Rural Areas.” The program aims to inspire farmer empowerment in ASEAN by promoting cross-sectoral collaboration among farmers, governments, private entities, financial institutions and academicians/universities.
The 2-day program serves as an avenue for more than 50 participants consist of government representatives of ASEAN Member State, cooperative leaders, private sector and academia to have brief insights on the challenges... Read more
The Ministry of Cooperative and SMEs of Indonesia in cooperation with ASEAN Farmers’ Organisations Support Programme (AFOSP) implemented by ASEAN Foundation will organise the ASEAN Learning Exchange on 24 - 25 October 2018 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The theme of this Exchange Visit is “Strengthening the Role of Agricultural Cooperatives in the Coconut Value Chain Management and job creations in rural areas”.
The German Organisation for International Cooperation (GIZ) is looking a project manager for a regional project Sustainable Land Use and Climate Protection in ASEAN (CSLU). This position will be assisting the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to strengthen its coordinating role in contributing to global and national climate policy processes in the area of climate-friendly and resilient land use in agriculture and forestry. The job includes mainly three areas of activities: To improve the coordinating role synergies between agriculture and forestry as part of land use will be created and enhanced and their importance for climate protection and adaptation to climate change will be highlighted. Furthermore, ASEAN should be encouraged in playing a mediating role between international and national processes of climate policy and synergies between ASEAN sectoral working groups dealing with climat... Read more
Co-organised by ASEAN Foundation and USAID, the ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship 2018 aims to foster and institutionalize a culture of scientific-based policy making throughout ASEAN region. It offers unique career advancement opportunity for early and mid career scientists who are ASEAN citizen to be placed for a year in government line ministries within their home countries, where they can influence and contribute to policy formulation.
Applications are open until April 20, 2018. Fellows will get monthly stipend $1,200, capacity building and other interesting opportunities. Candidates from academic/research, industry, government, NGOs or others are welcome to apply!
For more information, visit us at http://bit.ly/ASEANSTFellow2018
The ASEAN-EU Youth Forum is a continuation of the RoundTable Discussion on Strengthening Farmers’ Organizations/Agricultural Cooperatives and Attracting Youth in Agriculture, which previously took place on 2016 at the ASEAN Foundation.They declared their agreements and call for actions drawn from their sharing, collective reflection a... Read more
Last 20 – 21 July, AgriProFocus Indonesia participated in ASEAN Learning Series and Policy Engagement on Agricultural Cooperatives (ALSPEAC) and meet coffee stakeholders from ASEAN countries. The event discussed the challenges and opportunities in coffee production, processing and marketing in ASEAN region through panel discussion on ASEAN coffee standard, best practices, existing policy, field visit activity, group discussion, and also cupping and brewing performances. In second day, we were visited coffee plantation in downhill of Mount Merapi and devided into four groups to observe and make recommendation regarding soil condition, agronomy of the coffee tree, shading tree condition, pest and natural enemy management. This session were very interesting as participants from different countries have various knowledge as well as experience to be shared to each other.
In third day, AgriProFocus Indonesia were as one of panelis... Read more
CSR Asia, Oxfam and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) jointly published a report to highlight the role of the agribusiness sector in the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states in the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food and agriculture.
There is an expectation that businesses - including agribusinesses - will use their resources, capabilities and creativity in delivering real solutions to these global challenges. Private business activity, investment and innovation are seen as the major drivers of productivity, inclusive economic growth and job creation. In the region, there is a need for businesses to adopt a more sustainable strategy for growth, not only looking for eco... Read more
Meskipun kontribusinya menurun terhadap PDB ekonomi ASEAN, pertanian tetap menjadi sumber utama pekerjaan untuk populasi pedesaan. Pertanian juga menyediakan banyak nilai tambah bagi industri pangan dan pertanian.
Peran sentral pertanian di banyak negara ASEAN sangat jelas. Petani kecil adalah tulang punggung dari sektor ini, namun karena jumlah mereka relatif besar, maka kemitraan multi-stakeholder diperlukan untuk mengatasi inefisiensi saat ini dihadapi. Inefisiensi ini seperti rendahnya tingkat agregasi petani, kepemilikan lahan informal dan kesulitan untuk mengakses teknologi, pasar dan jasa keuangan. Inovasi memerlukan mekanisme transfer dari R & D untuk penggunaan on-farm. Inovasi yang dibutuhkan petani dari mekanisme ini antara lain varietas tanaman baru, teknologi informasi-komunikasi yang mudah diakses, mesin pertanian dan pengetahuan baru untuk mengelola tanah, air, hama dan penyakit. Payung kebijakan yang mend... Read more