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Seminar on Building Smallholder Farmers¡¯ Resilience
under Climate Change through Value Chain Management


18-20 September 2017
Kunming, Yunnan, China

Concept Note

List of Presentations

 

17-Sep Sunday
  Arrival in Kunming City, Yunnan Province
18-Sep Monday
8:00 Gather at the lobby, depart from Kunming Hotel by bus
10:00-10:20

Stop to visit one of the reservoirs constructed by the Project on Small-scale Farmland Water Conservancy Construction in Hongta District supported by the central government finance (hereinafter referred to as ¡°Project¡±)
10:20-10:30 Drive to Dashiban Community in Hongta District of Yuxi City
10:30-11:00 Visit to two farmer households by two separate groups of participants. The households are typical representatives of the Project beneficiaries who have gained significantly increased income.
11:00-11:10 Drive to Jiaoyuan Village
11:10-12: 00 Visit to Jiaoyuan primary pumping station for solar powered water supply system by two separate groups of participants, to see water pump, solar panels and controller.
19-Sep Tuesday
09:00-09:40 Opening session 

Moderator: Mr. Sixi Qu, World Food Programme (WFP) China Representative
-        Welcome remarks by Mr. Sixi Qu, WFP China Representative
-        Opening remarks by Mr. Tang Shengyao, Deputy Director General, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, P.R. China 
-        Remarks by Ms. Li Yutong, Head, Center for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (CSAM-ESCAP)
-        Remarks by Mr. Vincent Martin, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations Representative in China
-        Remarks by Mr. Wei Min, Deputy Director General, Yunnan Provincial Department of Agriculture 
-        Remarks by Mr. Pech Sovanno, Deputy Director General, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia 
-        Self-introduction by participants
09:40-10:30 Session I. Policy support system

Moderator: Mr. Tang Shengyao, Deputy Director General, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, P.R. China
Presentations
Country Report by Ms. Hu Dirui, Officer, Department of Climate Change, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), P.R. China
Building Smallholder Farmers¡¯ Resilience under Climate Change through Value Chain Management - Policy Dimension by  Mr. Gernot Laganda, Programme Chief, WFP Climate & Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes (OSZIR)
Country Report by Mr. Cui Jianghao, Deputy Division Director, Department of Science Technology and Education, Ministry of Agriculture, P.R. China
Country Report by Mr. Wang Guozhan, Director, Department of Farm Mechanization, Ministry of Agriculture, P.R. China
-         Q&A (10 minutes)
10:30-10:50 Group Photo & Tea Break
10:50-12:00 Session II. Country briefing and discussion (technical challenges to climate change and South-South cooperation needs) 
Moderator: Mr. Pech Sovanno, Deputy Director General, General Directorate of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia
Country Report by Mr. Urfan Taghiyev, Associate Professor, Azerbaijan State Agricultural University, Azerbaijan
Building Smallholder Farmers¡¯ Resilience under Climate Change through Value Chain Management (Country Briefing: Bangladesh) by Mr. Md. Monjurul Alam, Professor, Department of Farm Power and Machinery, and Director, Bangladesh Agricultural University Research System (BAURES), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh 
Small Holder¡¯s agriculturalist in the Far North of Cameroun by Mr. Oumar Bichair, Inspector General, Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, Cameroon
Challenges and Needs for Smallholders along Climate Change Adaptation/Potential for South-south Cooperation by Ms. Tatiana Semenova, National Programme Policy Officer, WFP Kyrgyz Country Office
The Decrease income smallholder rice farming by Mr. Thanousone Vathnoy, Mechanization Technician, Department of Agricultural Extension and Cooperatives, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR 
Agricultural Development Through Mechanization in Myanmar
by Mr. Khon Aye Naing, Director, Agriculture Mechanization Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Myanmar
-         Q&A (20 minutes)
13:30-15:00 Session II. Country briefing and discussion (technical challenges to climate change and South-South cooperation needs) (continued)
Moderator: Mr. Aliou Diongue,Head of Sub-Office in Marouna, WFP Cameroon Country Office
Technical challenges to climate change in Cambodian Agriculture by Mr. Saruth Chan, Director, Agricultural Engineering Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia
Building Smallholder Farmers' Resilience under Climate Change through Value Chain Management in Nepal by Mr. Surya Prasad Paudel, Deputy Director General, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agricultural Development and Mr. Madhusudan Singh Basnyat, Program Director, Directorate of Agricultural Engineering, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agricultural Development, Nepal
Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization Under Climate Change Scenarios in Pakistan by Mr. Qurban Hussain, Director, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Pakistan
Technical challenges to climate change and South-South cooperation needs in Senegal by Mr. Mody Diop, Bureau Chief, Senegal Food Security Information Network/National Food Security Council, Senegal
Zambia Climate Change by Mr. Max Mudenda Choombe, Provincial Agricultural Coordinator, Zambia Ministry of Agriculture,Zambia
  Building Smallholders¡¯ Resilience under Climate Change through Value Chain Management by Mr. Percy T. Chipunza, Chief Economist, Zimbabwe Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, Zimbabwe
-         Q&A (30 minutes)
15:00-15:20 Tea Break
15:20-17:00 Session III. Technical practices and knowledge sharing
Moderator: Mr. Anshuman Varma, Programme Officer, CSAM-ESCAP
Water efficient irrigation and climate change
Improve Water Productivity and Climatic Resilience for Agriculture: Chinese Lessons and Outlook by Mr. Mei Xurong, Director General, Bureau of Science and Technology Management, China Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), P.R. China
Water-saving Irrigation and Tackling Climate Change by Mr. Zhang Zhaoguo, Director, Kunming University of Science and Technology Solar Irrigation & Water Conservation Research Center, P.R. China
Rural energy and climate change
Effort on Rural Energy and Climate Change in China by Mr. Li Jingming, Chief Energy Specialist, Rural Energy & Environment Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, P.R. China 
-         Q&A (30 minutes)
17:00-17:10 Wrap up of the day
-        Mr. Anshuman Varma, Programme Officer, CSAM-ESCAP
20-Sep Wednesday 
08:30-09:20 Session III. Technical practices and knowledge sharing (continued)
Moderator: Mr. Madhusudan Singh Basnyat, Program Director, Directorate of Agricultural Engineering, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agricultural Development, Nepal
Role of Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization in Promoting Smallholders¡¯ Resilience to Climate Change along the Value Chain 
China Actions of Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization to Promote Smallholders¡¯ Resilience to Climate Change by Mr. Li Hongwen, China Agricultural University, P.R. China
Smallholder Agriculture and Climate Change--Climate Smart Agriculture in China
Smallholder Agriculture and Climate Change Climate Smart Agriculture in China by Mr. Wang Quanhui, Division Director, Rural Energy & Environment Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, P.R. China 
-         Q & A (20 minutes)
09:20-10:30 Session IV.  Case studies
Moderator:  Mr. Madhusudan Singh Basnyat, Program Director, Directorate of Agricultural Engineering, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agricultural Development, Nepal
Project introduction by TianSheng, Yunnan Leji Agricultural Science and Technology Co. Ltd., P.R. China
Experience and project practice sharing on industry-led poverty alleviation through smallholder farmers¡¯ development by Mr. Fang Yonghong, Deputy Director General, Rural Economic System and Management Sation of Yuxi City
-        Q & A (20 minutes)
10:30-10:50 Tea Break 
10:50-12:00 Discussion 
Moderator: Mr. Sixi Qu, WFP China Representative
-        Discussion on the challenges and constraints of smallholder farmers facing climate change
-        Discussion on South-South cooperation project proposals and technical solutions  
12:00-12:20 Session V. Wrap up and closing remarks
-        Remarks by Mr. Sixi Qu, WFP China Representative 
-        Remarks by Ms. Li Yutong, Head, CSAM-ESCAP 

 

 

  

 

 

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