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11th Governing Council of UNESCAP CAPSA

2015-03-17

The UNESCAP CAPSA (Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture) was firstly set up as CGPRT Center in 1981 in Bogor, Indonesia to conduct research and development related to coarse grains, pulses, roots and tuber crops. After the restructuring in 2004 and 2010, it has refocused its mission to play the role of “Knowledge Center”, such as regional information collection, analysis, extension and policy recommendations to alleviate poverty through sustainable agriculture. Every year, CAPSA organizes the Governing Council (GC) to review its activities and financial status of previous year and discuss its work plan for the next year. The 11th session of the Governing Council of the UNESCAP CAPSA was held on Feb 12-13, 2015 in Bogor, Indonesia. About 30 representatives from the CAPSA GC member countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand), other CAPSA member countries (India, Japan) and several international organizations (FAO, APAARI and others) attended the session. At the meeting, the CAPSA director and researchers reported the activities and financial status of 2014 year, and proposed the 2015 work plan, which were approved by the GC member countries.

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