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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 28 September 2017 at 01:27

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Berbagai Inisiatif Urban Farming dan Pembelajarannya

Jaringan AgriProFocus Indonesia kembali menggelar Network & Learning Event pada selasa 12 September 2017, di Workout.ID – The Coworking Space, Jakarta. Kali ini, tema Learning Event yang diangkat adalah pertanian perkotaan Inisiatif Urban Farming di Jakarta – The Way Forward dengan menghadirkan para inisiator urban farming di Jakarta dari Jakarta Berkebun, Genus Organik, Muria, dan EWINDO untuk berbagi pembelajaran. “Jaringan AgriProFocus mengangkat tema urban farming sebagai solusi keterbatasan lahan, pemenuhan pangan di perkotaan dan mitigasi perubahan cuaca dan iklim,” ujar Dedi Triadi, Country Network Coordinator AgriProFocus Indonesia. Di sisi lain, konsumsi sayur orang Indonesia masih rendah, yaitu 35kg/orang/tahun, padahal menurut PBB setidaknya 75kg/orang/tahun. “Kita kekurangan 50% kebutuhan sayur ideal, urban farming merupakan inisiatif yang baik untuk mendorong konsumsi sayur,” kata M.Maula

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 7 September 2017 at 04:49

Mung bean producers to receive international help in cultivation, diversification

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာနိုင္ပါသည္။

A technologically-driven market access project to grow and export high quality mung beans to Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia will be launched this month, said Peter J. Brimble, Team Leader from the UK-funded DaNa Facility, which supports inclusive economic growth in Myanmar.

          He said “Many buyers pay good prices in return for good quality. If quality is good, beans can be exported to many other markets. There are good opportunities for Myanmar.

           The Pulses, People, Planet & Profit (P4) project will be implemented jointly among East West Seed Network Activities Group, DaNa Facillity and ICCO Corporation this month. Under the project, high quality s

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 17 August 2017 at 03:18

Children of Myanmar farmers receive Simon N. Groot Scholarship

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Four young and deserving students from Myanmar received a full scholarship to support their undergraduate study in agriculture. The students, coming from various townships in Myanmar, all come from a family of farmers.

Launched during East-West Seed’s 35th anniversary, the “Simon Groot Scholarship Program for Agriculture" provides an opportunity for 35 students - sons and daughters of farmers - to pursue an agriculture degree in public agricultural colleges and universities.

The four students from Myanmar represent the first batch of confirmed scholars; 31 more students will be awarded the scholarship within the year.The program provides four years of undergraduate study, covering tuition and allowance.It will be offered in 12 countries where the company is most active: Thail

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 30 June 2017 at 05:17

First successful exchange between agribusinesses and State Agricultural Institutes (SAIs)

On Wednesday, June 28, Aeres, MDF and AgriProFocus organized a workshop about modernizing and diversifying the curriculum of the SAIs and assessing the requirements of the private sector for future students. For the SAI teams, it was the first time to directly exchange ideas with representatives from agribusinesses. 

The Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through its funding partner NICHE work together to strengthen agricultural schools in Myanmar. The NICHE programme in Myanmar concerns the strengthening of 5 pilot State Agricultural Institutes (SAIs) with an outreach to the 9 other SAIs. Hands-on support will be provided with curriculum review, teacher development and ICT needs. It also ensures that the SAI curriculum will be better tailored to job profiles and real job needs in the regions.

Capacity for curriculum de

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