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Reflections day 2

  1. 1. Reflection on Key Points from Day 2 Inception and Planning Workshop AIT-EU-SRI LMB Project 11 April 2013
  2. 2. # provinces: Cambodia (3), Laos PDR (3), Thailand (2), and Vietnam (2); 3 districts/province ToT participants – 1/province including farmers (24), district trainers (3), and researchers who will carry out CFPAR Definition of terms – e.g., CFPAR, ToT, Mini-ToT How is CFPAR different from the FPAR that will be done in FFS setting? Objectives, purpose, geographic location, expected results, organizational structure, major activities and timeframe
  3. 3. Programme development and administrative support by PMU (hosted by FAO-IPM office) and FAO Country Representations, in support of LMUs established at PDA Offices Implementation by network of existing Natl IPM Programmes supported by the FAO Asia IPM/PRR Programme – Cambodia, Laos PDR and Vietnam FAO Regional tasks and responsibilities Project activities for 3 Annual (wet season) cycles Implications for cropping/farming systems approach FAO IPM’s project coordination and governance structure plan at country level in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
  4. 4. Feeding decisions: • Revising the content of FFS and its research • Community deliberations e.g. field days • Policy deliberations national, regional, global FFS curriculum to address/modules on CC awareness raising and recording specific local weather, biotic stresses (e.g. FFS Diary to collect on climate) Interface between training related baseline surveys/ M&E and IDS’ MEI IDS’ MEI work plan for the project
  5. 5. Circulate copies of workplans - underscore themes for policy - based on what each country needs Marginalizing food security??? Leveraging government investments in farmer education (raised in relation to country presentations) O-A Policy-related work plan for the project
  6. 6. Location-specific issues (e.g., nematodes in Chiang Mai) that will impact results of field studies Increasing competition from other countries and the need to make rice production beneficial Building on Thailand’s SRI experiences and information available - farmers trained under other projects Capacity and confidence building in selected provinces (Surin and Pitsanulok) to carry out FPAR and participatory farmer training in FFS context Thailand
  7. 7. Beyond numbers of farmers in the continuum - from partial to full SRI utilization – is how far they can be more productive Related to MEI, definition of number of farmers and area covered under SRI Field studies/experiments addressing technical and policy-related SRI-issues, e.g., weed mgt in rainfed areas Cambodia
  8. 8. Building confidence in and acceptance of a positive perspective of SRI SRI beyond borders – exchange of experience between countries (“A Little Help from My Friends” like Phu) Lao PDR
  9. 9. Where there’s a will, there’s a way - problems solved - low temperatures, golden snail, weeds Challenge: changing mind set of other government departments Evidence needed on difference between partial and full SRI utilization Different countries at different stages in the “SRI journey” - e.g., Lao DPR at acceptance stage while Vietnam is at institutionalization stage Vietnam
  10. 10. Translating scientific and technical concepts into practical exercises for farmer training – carbon content, soil water holding capacity, soil biodiversity, visual soil assessment, High level exchange visit to build political and policy support for SRI (SRI-based cropping systems??) Data on key abiotic factors (temperature and rainfall) to be collected in FFS From rice to SRI-based cropping/farming systems approach And more …
  11. 11. CAMBODIA Pursat Kampong Chhnang Kampong Speu LAO PDR Sayabouly Luang Prabang Sekong THAILAND Pitsanulok Surin THAILAND Lang Son Ha Tinh