A total of 27 participants from 21 organizations, including government agencies, international and regional organizations, academia and national agricultural extension services discussed the goals and objectives of the future platform, content and data sources, as well as issues of its usage and maintenance.
The joint workshop was held on 27th of September 2019 in Dushanbe (Tajikistan) to conduct the regional consultation for Central Asian Climate Information Platform (CACIP) as well as to launch the study on assessment of Costs of Environmental Degradation (CoED) in Tajikistan. The event was jointly hosted by the Tajik Academy of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS) and the State Committee on Environmental Protection (CEP) of Tajikistan.
Drought and soil erosion are among the biggest threats affecting Moldovan agricultural sector in recent years. Adopting alternative agricultural practices can be a way to make farming in the country sustainable.
Considering that the platform is being designed not only for decision makers and scientists, but also for agricultural producers and farmers across the country, it is important that it is simple, easy to use, and operates on low internet bandwidth and mobile phones, the participants noted.
An important issue is making the platform sustainable and viable, so that it continues running after the project is completed.
6-9 November, 2016 the "1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress" will be held in New Delhi, India.
The Regional Program for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Central Asia and Caucasus was initiated in 1998, and operates as a consortium of eight National Agricultural Research Centers (NARS), eight Centers of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR consortium members) and three additional advanced research institutions (non-CGIAR consortium members).