2018 KAPEX 1-week Invitational Training Program hosted
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The Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI) hosted 2018 KAPEX 1-week Invitational Training Program for Mongolia (May 14-18), Laos (May 14-18), and Cambodia (May 27-June 2) on May 2018.
The participants took lectures related to the development of agro-value chain, trends of research and development in the vegetable sector in Korea, vegetable demonstration projects in Vietnam, and agricultural marketing policy of Korea, for example. Also, they visited related organizations including Nonghyup Hanaro Market, Seoul Agro-Fisheries & Food Corporation, National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, National Institute of Crop Science, Highland Agricultural Research Institute, Institutes of Green-bio Science Technology, Seoul National University, and National Agricultural Cooperative Federation of Korea. Based on the valuable lessons learned from the lectures and the on-site visits, KREI and partner countries will develop plans of joint research and other activities for 2018 KAPEX program, ultimately seeking future cooperation project plan(s) and deeper knowledge on both countries' agriculture and rural population.
The 2018 KAPEX workshop with Mongolia, Lao PDR, and Cambodia
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< KAPEX Workshop with Mongolia >
< KAPEX Workshop with Cambodia >
The Center for International Agricultural Partnership (CIAP), Korea Rural Economic Institute (President, Chang-gil Kim) has successfully hosted a KAPEX (Korea Agricultural Policy Experience for Food Security) workshop in Mongolia and Lao PDR on April 11, respectively and in Cambodia on.
The CIAP co-organized a workshop with Administration of Agricultural Khalkh Gol Zone for National Creation and Establishment in Mongolia under the subject of "improving the value chain of livestock industry". The purpose of the workshop is for representatives from government agencies, universities and public sectors to share experiences and information on how to analyze the value chain of livestock and apply technologies to come up with ODA project.
The workshop, based on the inception report from joint research team, discussed the ways to introduce and implement value chain research, data analysis and capacity building– the key factors such as breeding, preventing disease, quarantine, feed, nutrition, slaughter and processing and feasibility study required to implement ODA project beforehand.
About 25 participants include officials from Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Light Industry Mongolian University of Life Science, KOPIA center, Korean experts, Mongolian joint research team and NGOs.
In Lao PDR, the Department of Rural Development and Cooperatives (DRDC) organized the workshop with the subject of “Agricultural Cooperatives Policies in Lao PDR”. This workshop includes sharing experiences on agricultural cooperatives and results of field visits to project sites with 50 participants from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute, KOPIA center and Korean NGO.
Dr. Sengpaseuth Rasabandith, the deputy director of DRDC, presented the current issues of agricultural cooperatives in Lao PDR such as lack of sales channel and strategy. And Korean experts introduced Korean cases on agricultural cooperatives and implications, emphasizing on education and training for cooperative leaders.
In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, CIAP held a KAPEX Workshop with the theme of “Consulting Project of Establishment of Demonstrative Vegetable Production Complex in Cambodia” in cooperation with the General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Cambodia.
Dr. Som Lon from the department of horticulture and subsidiary crops of GDA shared the current situation of vegetable production and post-harvest technology in Cambodia. In addition he emphasized the importance of technology transfer for increasing the production of vegetable in Cambodia. After the comments from Cambodia, Dr. Kim Yong Hwan from KOPIA presented the results of potato variety testing experiment which was conducted in cooperation with the Royal university of Agriculture of Cambodia. Also, Dr. Heo Jang from KREI presented the result of on-site visit to Mondulkiri Province and Pursat Province.
With the outcomes of the workshop, KREI and partner countries will find out potential ODA projects and it is highly expected that the findings will be reflected in the upcoming project design and proposals.