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Dec. 24, 2009

FFTC Work Program for 2009

Seminars and Workshops

Development of Phytoremediation Technology for Reducing Hazardous Chemical Compounds in Food

05-08 October 2009, Tsukuba, Japan

Co-organizer: National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES), Japan

This international workshop aims to identify and develop reliable, economic, feasible and effective phytoremediation technology for Cd-polluted soil. It also seeks to deliberate on the current status of As-pollution of water and soil in many Asian countries in relation to agricultural practices, and to propose practical and effective countermeasures to reduce As-concentration in water and soil.

Sustainable Management and Utilization of Forage-Based Feed Resources for Small-Scale Livestock Farmers in the Aspac Region

03-07 August 2009, Bandung, Indonesia

Co-organizers: Indonesian Research Institute for Animal Production (IRIAP); Livestock Research Institute (LRI), COA, Taiwan ROC

This seminar primarily aims to collect promising and practical technologies for the sustainable and improved production of ruminants by small-scale livestock farmers in Asia, by addressing major issues related to forage-based feed resources such as identification of promising forage grasses, and on-site detection of nutrient composition of forage crops and other techniques for efficient nutrient management.

Development and Adoption of Green Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture and Enhancement of Rural Entrepreneurship

28 September_02 October 2009, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Co-sponsors: Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD); National Institute of Fruit Tree Sciences (NIFTS), Japan

The workshop primarily aims to promote regional knowledge and expertise to make agricultural production in Asia safe, sufficient, profitable and sustainable through the development, promotion and adoption of green technologies. Specifically, it shall serve as a venue for the sharing and exchange of innovative and promising green technologies and successful lessons and experiences on: production of safe and high-quality food; high-value commodity production; and promising green technologies for the enhancement of rural entrepreneurship.

Pesticide and Persistent Organic Pollutants (Pops) Residues in the Environments and Their Effects on Food Safety

26-30 October 2009, Taichung, Taiwan ROC

Co-sponsors: National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES), Japan; Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ), COA, Taiwan ROC; Taiwan Agricultural Chemicals & Toxic Substances Research Institute (TACTRI); National Chung-Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan ROC

This international seminar aims to promote a better understanding of the current status of POPs distribution in the environments, particularly in arable soils in the ASPAC region, and to discuss the adverse effects of POPs on food safety based on recent and advanced studies in this region. In addition, standards and appropriate use of chemical pesticides in the context of IPM systems will be discussed and recommended for Asian small-scale farmers.

Agricultural and Food Policy Reforms: Addressing Food Security from the Perspectives of Asian Small-Scale Farmers

24-28 August 2009, Seoul, Korea

Co-organizers: National Agricultural Cooperative Federation (NACF), Korea; Rural Development Administration (RDA), Korea

The primary goal of this seminar is to provide a venue for participating Asian countries to deliberate and exchange views on the status and extent of the recent food crisis in the region and the diverse factors causing the price surge in food products and farm inputs. It also seeks to identify sound agricultural and food policy and strategies for the attainment of food security and to mitigate the impacts of food crisis not only to consumers but most importantly to small-scale farmers.

Healthy Management of Pathogen-Free Citrus Orchards

16-20 November 2009, Mytho City, Vietnam

Co-organizers: Plant Protection Research Institute (PPRI) and Southern Horticulture Research Institute (SHRI), Vietnam

This international training workshop aims to educate citrus researchers, technicians and growers on new technologies in the healthy management of pathogen-free (PF) citrus trees. Participants are expected to share and exchange information on the integrated technology of healthy management of citrus orchards, such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and adequate cultural management such as watering, fertilization, pruning as well as post-harvest handing.

Special Projects

Healthy Management of Pathogen-Free Citrus Seedling for the Rehabilitation of the Citrus Industry from Serious Epidemic of HLB and Virus Diseases in Cambodia and the Aspac (Year 1)

2009-2010 (Year 1: Jan-Dec 2009, Cambodia)

Partners: Royal University of Agriculture (RUA), Cambodia; other Asian countries; Rural Development Foundation (RDF), Taiwan ROC

This technology transfer project aims to rehabilitate the citrus industry in Cambodia and its neighboring countries through the introduction of an integrated healthymanagement system to prevent the re-planted PF-seedlings from being re-infected by HLB and virus diseases. Mass production and extensive cultivation of PF-citrus seedlings will be promoted in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

Rapid Bioassay of Pesticide Residues (RBPR) on Fruits and Vegetables for Market Inspection and Farm Education

17-23 May 2009, Taichung Taiwan ROC

Co-sponsors: Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA); Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI); Agricultural Research Institute (ARI), COA, Taiwan ROC

The training course primarily aims to equip government researchers, laboratory technicians, inspection officers, and extension workers in the ASPAC region with a working knowledge of the RBPR as a rapid testing/screening tool for pesticide residue in fruits and vegetables. Lectures and laboratory demonstrations will be held at the Pesticide Research Laboratory of ARI.

F1 Hybrid Corn Production in Caraga Region, Philippines

Jan-Dec 2009, Caraga region, Mindanao, Philippines

Partners: Northern Mindanao State Institute of Science and Technology (NORMISIST); Department of Agriculture (DA) _ Caraga Region; Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO)

The overall goal of this agricultural technical assistance program is to improve the productivity and achieve sustainable production of quality corn in the Caraga region by making F1 corn hybrid seeds readily available to the farmers.

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