Mr. Suppanart KETCHAROEN, Director of Agricultural Extension Research and Development Division, Department of Agricultural Extension (DOAE) responded to the following questions in this presentation;
1. What are the principal, most pressing interrelated agriculture and environment problems and food security challenges in Thailand? What is the Thai government doing (and which Ministries/Departments) to address these interconnected concerns?
2. What government priorities, budgets, innovations and best practices now exist to support post-secondary education, training, extension and research for sustainable agriculture to address overlapping agro-environmental problems, food security, hunger and poverty?
3. Can cross-sectoral/inter-departmental and government-university cooperation on education, training and research be improved to better address interrelated agriculture-environment problems and food security challenges? If so how?
4. What new resources, policies, plans, reforms or innovations (local, institutional, national and regional) are needed (or committed) for HESA in post-secondary institutions, programs and governments to better strengthen teaching, learning, research and extension services?