CSRD Technical Exchange on Participatory Approaches to Agricultural Climate Services Development and Extension in South and South East Asia

Farmers working in a rice field in Karnal Haryana, one of CCAFS-CIMMYT Climate Smart Villages in India. The meeting will bring together experts to exchange ideas on agricultural climate services development in the region. Photo by D. Parthasarathy.
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Golden Tulip Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The meeting will bring leaders in the field of agricultural climate services from across South and South East Asia to exchange approaches, experiences and ideas; and to network to support the development of climate services for farmers in the region.

The Climate Services for Resilient Development (CSRD) partnership brings together public and private organizations and agencies committed to realizing the potential to enhance climate resilience and climate-smart policies and practices throughout the world, particularly in developing countries. The 'CSRD Technical Exchange on Participatory Approaches to Agricultural Climate Services Development and Extension in South and South East Asia' will be held in the Golden Tulip Hotel, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from September 17-19, 2017.

This workshop is sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAIDon behalf of the Climate Services for Resilient Development (CSRD) and is collaboratively organized by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYTand CSRD through the SERVIR Support Team. This work was also implemented as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), which seeks to ensure a food-secure world in the face of a variable and changing climate, through a strategic research-for-development collaboration. It brings together agricultural, climate, environmental and social sciences to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and trade-offs between climate change and agriculture.

This three day workshop will be highly interactive and offers new opportunities to bring leaders working on participatory approaches and instructional arrangements for the development of relevant agricultural climate services from across South and South East Asia. Our objective is to exchange ideas, stories, strategy, and to network to support the growth of farmer-focused and relevant agricultural climate services in the region. By the conclusion of the workshop, participants should:
  • Have a broad overview of South and South East regional agricultural climate services programs;
  • Become familiar with participatory approaches and methods in agricultural climate services, and able to enact or improve them in their own country contexts;
  • Develop an increased understanding of how to identify and leverage ‘decision points’ in the agricultural calendar during which climate information and advisories can most benefit farmers;
  • Be able to understand and verbalize the need for appropriate intuitional arrangements to facilitate the flow of relevant climate information and advisories to farmers, and to supply feedback to meteorological, extension, development, and policy oriented organizations;
  • Have an improved sense of information communication and visualization skills required to develop relevant climate information and advisories for smallholder farming communities in South and South East Asia.
Another important goal of the workshop is to review South and South East Asian regional agricultural climate services activities – with an emphasis on participatory development and intuitional arrangements to facilitate the flow of relevant climate advisories to farmers with appropriate feedback to scientists, extension agencies, and policy makers. To this end, we also plan to develop an outline for a scientific review paper on the subject of participatory climate services for agricultural decision making in South and South East Asia, with workshop participants as co-authors of the paper, which will be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.
 
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Programme.pdf