Rural Development and Food Security (Agriculture) Thematic Group

Conducts expert and peer reviews of project design and engages with IFAD, CGIAR, FAO, UNEP, USDA, and other agencies  in research, peer reviews, workshops, and other activities to address Asia’s food security concerns and rural poverty.

Offers courses related to agriculture development and irrigation management.

Contact: Leah Arboleda, Group Coordinator

Title Date Focal Person
Food Security Forum 2016: Safe, Nutritious, and Affordable Food for All 22 - 24 Jun 2016
Knowledge-Intensive Agriculture Workshop 15 - 16 Jun 2017
New Approach for Farmers' Poverty Reduction Weather Index Insurance Using Satellite-Based Information 16 Mar 2018
Preliminary Results from Research for Community Access Partnership Status Review of Rural Access Index 03 Apr 2018 --
Earth Observation Applications in Agriculture and Rural Development 25 Jul 2018
Climate-Smart Agriculture Training for Practitioners 09 - 11 Oct 2018
Rural Development and Food Security Forum 2019: Transformative Changes for Rural Prosperity and Nutritious Food 28 - 30 Oct 2019
Training on Market Infrastructure and Agriculture Value Chains: Potential of Wholesale Markets 11 Nov 2019
Climate-Smart Agriculture Investment Planning 25 - 27 Nov 2019
Rural Development and Food Security Forum 09 Dec 2020
Financing Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems in Asia and the Pacific 16 Mar 2021
Wholesale Agricultural Markets: Innovations for a Competitive Future 10 May 2021
Towards Safe Food, Nutritious Diets, and Resilient Food Systems 28 Jun 2021
Sustainable Protein Case Study: Outputs and Synthesis of Results 28 - 30 Jun 2021
Digital Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific: Strategies for Donor Impact 12 Jul 2021