After several years of preparation, the new ASEAN guidelines for agroforestry development set out a road map for sustainable land-use in Southeast Asia.
Climate change, volatile prices, changing consumption patterns, and increasing competition for agricultural land makes the hard business of farming even more challenging. How do we make our farming systems sustainable and resilient? In search for the answer to this question, we tend to focus on inputs and outputs, forgetting about the people who are at the center of the issue.
This Policy Brief describes the state of the art in agriculture education in the Philippines, provides an overview of the environmental concerns linked to agriculture in the country and the...
In 2015 SIANI funded a new Expert Group in Southeast Asia, which has been looking at best practices and the capacities for Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA) in the region.
The new brief draws together SEI research done between 2011 and 2014 on agribusiness developments – especially of oil palm – in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. It presents overarching insights from that work, along with recommendations for how the industry could be governed more sustainably and aligned more closely with the interests of lo
It aims to better understand related government policies, programs and institutions while examining implications for universities and research institutions nation-wide.
This Expert Group aims to initiate collaborative cross-disciplinary research to assess the state of HESA in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region and provide recommendation for its higher capacity and better quality.
A gender lens was applied to a wide range of agricultural research topics in one of the parallel sessions on Thursday morning (Sep 26th). As is often the case at the gender related discussions, a female dominated audience filled the room and speakers and facilitator were all women. However, as the session commenced about a quarter of seats were occupied by men.
Presented at the Agri4D 2013 conference at the session on Transforming Gender Roles in Agriculture: - Ways Forward