11th Governing Council of UNESCAP CAPSA
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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11th Governing Council of CAPSA
- Two JIRCAS Projects Under SATREPS Officially Start Joint Research Collaboration
- “Resilient crops”Development of resilient crops and production technologies
- "Adaptive forestry"Evaluation of genetic resources for strengthening productivity and adaptability of tropical forests
- "Carbon recycling"Development of carbon recycling technologies to address global issues caused by agricultural waste
- “Climate change measures in Monsoon Asia”Development of comprehensive agricultural technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation in Monsoon Asia