HESA

Greening Agri-food Systems, Ensuring Rural Sustainability and Promoting Healthy Socioeconomic Transformation in South-East Asia

Modern, conventional agriculture integrated with a global agri-food system contributes to many global environmental problems while malnutrition, hunger and poverty persist amid other serious socioeconomic and health concerns in Southeast Asia. Some current practices may even be endangering future food security by undermining the ecological basis of the global food system.

Transforming Thai higher education for sustainable agriculture - Addressing the need for food security

The Government of Thailand is currently taking steps to promote sustainable agriculture as an alternative to conventional high- input, intensive agriculture systems in Thailand. The government sees sustainable agriculture as a helpful way to sustain the way of life of rural people in Thailand.

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Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Development in Laos

This policy brief resulted from an outline agreed during discussions at a SIANI supported national “write-shop” with experts from the Laos Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) and the Laos Ministry of Education (MoE), scholars and civil society organizations working on sustainable agriculture development, which took place at the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI)

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HESA Final Expert Group Report & Summary

This expert group aimed to assess capacities, best practices and policy options on Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA) in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region while exchanging knowledge, and exploring interdisciplinary curriculum reform, teaching and research-extension needs as a contribution to strengthening regional poverty reduction, food/nutritional secu

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Updates from our Expert Group working with the Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture in Southeast Asia

The Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI)  Expert Group on Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA) in Southeast Asia has recently been very active with various national meetings in the Philippines (22-23 July), Thailand (27-28 July) and Lao PDR (4 August).  These activities were possible with funding from the Swedish Intern

Food Security in the Philippines: An Academic-Government Dialogue

It aims to better understand related government policies, programs and institutions while examining implications for universities and research institutions nation-wide.

Agenda for the Public Forum and Academic Dialogue on Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA) and Food Security in Thailand

This is the agenda for an Expert Group event on Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA) in Southeast Asia initiative.

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Reporting from the dialogue on Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA) and Food Security

On March 19 and 20th 2015 the Chulalongkorn University School of Agricultural Resources (CUSAR) in Bangkok hosted a small expert group discussion followed the next day by a Public Forum and Academic Dialogue on Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA) and Food Security in Thailand.”  Government officials, scholars, international agency repre

Report on the Public Forum and Academic Dialogue on Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA) and Food Security in Thailand

This report is drawn from an event which was part of the Expert Group on Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA) in Southeast Asia initiative. The group was influenced by the realization of environmental problems brought by conventional agriculture and the effects it has on food security in the region.

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