Promotion of Crop Insurance in ASEAN through the Public and Private Partnership

Promotion of Crop Insurance in ASEAN through the Public and Private Partnership BACKGROUND The Vision and Strategic Plan for ASEAN Cooperation in Food, Agriculture, and Forestry (2016-2025) highlights the goal of building a resilient and sustainable agriculture sector. To address challenges posed by climate change and natural disasters in the crop sector of ASEAN, crop …

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Promoting Climate-Smart Agriculture Technologies and Innovations in Lower Mekong Countries

Promoting Climate-Smart Agriculture Technologies and Innovations in Lower Mekong Countries BACKGROUND The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), known for its rapid economic growth, faces significant challenges like poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation, which have been further intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. This situation underscores the importance of regional cooperation. Predominantly agricultural and home to numerous small-scale …

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Upstream Single-use Plastics Reduction Solutions for Khon Kaen’s Street Food Complexes

Upstream Single-use Plastics Reduction Solutions for Khon Kaen’s Street Food Complexes BACKGROUND The daily consumption of single-use plastic bags (SuPB) in Thailand is 500 million bags/day. Landfill is the disposal site for solid waste and many SuPB litter the land and enter tributaries of main rivers in Thailand, discharging plastic waste into oceans. Khon Kaen …

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Transboundary Water Cooperation

Promoting Climate Change Resilience in Mekong River Basin CommunitiesClimate change has brought about extreme droughts and floods across the Mekong-Lancang River basin, resulting into a chain of impacts including water scarcity and decline in agricultural produce. Against such backdrop, hydropower and large water storage structures offer immense potential in helping manage the water flow and …

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Mekong Institute Food Safety Capability Activity (MIFSCA)

Fostering Food Safety in the GMS In 2015, the Mekong Institute Food Safety Capability Activity (MIFSCA) was launched to provide training and support services on food safety for local governments, small and medium enterprises, and research/academic institutions from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV). The initiative was supported by the New Zealand Aid Programme …

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