What's happening at IRRI
From Tuesday, March 28, 2017
To Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Workshop on Opportunities for Diversification in Rice-based Systems
RICE's Flagship Project 3 - Sustainable Farming Systems
28 & 29 March 2017, Bangkok
In RICE's flagship project 3 (sustainable farming systems) two focal areas for diversification of rice-based farming systems in Asia were identified: 1) the coastal zone, around the nexus water-rice-fish/shrimp farming, and 2) rice-fallow systems where pulses, beans, vegetables can be introduced/expanded. The second area is the focus of this workshop in Bangkok with ICARDA, ICRISAT, WorldVeg and NARES.
The broad aim of the workshop is 'Develop a framework for partnerships to optimize rice-pulses/vegetables systems in Asia', with the following as potential target regions: eastern India, Myanmar, southern Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia.