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Work Package 4: Innovative Knowledge Sharing – South Asia Activities Implemented in Year 1 & Plans for Year 2. APCTT-ESCAP. Work Package 4 Innovative Knowledge Sharing (South Asia).

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    1. Work Package 4: Innovative Knowledge Sharing – South AsiaActivities Implemented in Year 1 & Plans for Year 2 APCTT-ESCAP

    2. Work Package 4 Innovative Knowledge Sharing (South Asia) Overall objective of the Work Package 4 - to enhance capacity of relevant stakeholders to implement options related to trade and technologies. The key focus areas of the Work Package 4 of SATNET Asia are: • Transfer of knowledge (technologies / best practices) • Capacity development of stakeholders to increase the adoption of sustainable and productivity-enhancing agricultural technologies and improve regional trade in food products.

    3. Target Countries in South Asia Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan Nepal Pakistan India (Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal)

    4. Work Package 4 (South Asia)Activities Implemented During Year 1 Development of a Prototype for Social Media Tool

    5. Work Package 4 (South Asia)Activities Implemented During Year 1 • New Partnerships and Linkages Established: • Cereals System Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) • CIMMYT Offices in South Asia • M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) • Indian Society for Agribusiness Professionals (ISAP) • Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) • Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence (FACE), Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) • Active Collaboration with Existing Project Associates in India (CiNI, Cloud Water Campaign, CRS) • Meeting of SATNET Project Associates in India (1 Feb 2013, APCTT, New Delhi) • Progressing recruitment process for a Research Associateat APCTT for SATNET Asia project.

    6. Work Package 4 (South Asia) - Plans for Year 2-3 • APCTT, with project associates and partners in South Asia, will organize targeted capacity building programmes (in-country and residential) for agriculture sector stakeholdersincluding, (but not limited to): • small-scale input providers and producers, • extension workers, • scientists, • traders, and • policy makers. from June 2013 – August 2014. • APCTT is currently planning its capacity building programmes that will be delivered during 2013.

    7. Proposed Topics for Capacity Building Programmes Regional Programmes (Year 2) Training Workshop on Agricultural Trade Facilitation and Market Access for Value Chain Actors in South Asia ( June / July 2013 - in partnership with TID-ESCAP) Workshop on Translating Research Findings into Knowledge Accessible to Agricultural Extension Workers and Farmers in South Asia (September 2013 - in partnership with CAPSA)

    8. List of Potential Topics for Capacity Building Programmes In-Country Programmes (Year 2) • Workshop on Best Practices and Technological Interventions in Climate Resilient Agriculture for Increasing Agricultural Productivity for Small Holder Farmers • Technical Workshop on Conservation Agriculture for Agricultural Extension Workers • Workshop on Best Practices in Integrated Farming Systems ( Such as Rice-Fish Systems) • Training Programme on Integrated Pest Management Practices • Training Programme for Value Chain Actors on Best Practices in Minimizing Post-harvest Losses of Agricultural Produce

    9. Thank You