Strengthening the Capability of Colleges of Agriculture in Incorporating Food and Water Security and Climate Change and Climate Variability into Curricular Programmes, Research and Extension Projects and Teaching Modules
|Project Summary||Water and food security in the different bio-regions of Asia-Pacific have been affected by climate variability (e.g. extreme rainfall events accompanying monsoon surges) and adversely impacted by climate change (e.g. increased occurrence of typhoons during months when these weather events were supposed to be rare). |
In view of these challenges, many faculties of agriculture in the region are struggling to adapt their respective curricular programmes, research and extension activities, and teaching modules to local needs and conditions.
In view of the trans-local nature of climate change and water and food security issues, many faculties expressed the need to share localized research results and adaptation activities, to identify trans-boundary initiatives, and to further strengthen university capability in teaching, research and extension that take into consideration shared experiences and good practices; thus, the clamor for more intensive inter-university collaboration.
The project intends to strengthen the capability of faculties of agriculture to design curricular programmes, formulate research and extension agenda, and produce knowledge materials that address water and food security concerns within the context of climate variability and change. The major activities of the project include: a) an Asia-Pacific inter-university consultation; b) sharing of experiences and good practices, and formulation of inter-university research and extension agenda; and c) inter-university professorial exchange and academic visits.
|Project Leader||Prof. Dr. Buenaventura B. Dargantes, Institute for Strategic Research & Development Studies (ISRDS), Visayas State University, PHILIPPINES|
|Project Collaborators||Prof. Dr. Ir. Azwar Maas & Dr. Erwan Purwanto, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, firstname.lastname@example.org |
Dr. Yuli Suharnoto, Center for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia and Pacific, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia, email@example.com; Suharnoto@gmail.com
Mr. Ek Sopheap, Faculty of Agro-industry, Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia
Prof. Dr. Ryohei Kada, Res. Institute for Humanity & Nature, Japan
Dr. Bam H.N. Razafindrabe, Ryukyu University, Japan
|Countries Involved||Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Japan|
|Scientific Thematic Area||Climate Change and Climate Variability; |
Resources Utilisation and Pathways for Sustainable Development
|Project Duration||1 year|
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“Strengthening the Capability of Colleges of Agriculture in Incorporating Food and Water Security and Climate Change and Climate Variability into Curricular Programmes, Research and Extension Projects and Teaching Modules,” APN E-Lib, accessed August 19, 2017, http://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/items/show/1911.
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