"Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) and Asian Productivity Organization (APO) has successfully inaugurated the workshop on "Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Agriculture" in Sri Lanka on 11 September 2017. This five- days workshop is organized in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture, Sri Lanka. On behalf of DG CIRDAP, Ms. Elora Sharmeen, Programme Officer, Training Division and Ms. Nishat Farzana, Programme Associate, RPPD is attending the workshop.
The workshop will enable participants to review policies, programs, and plans for developing climate change adaptation measures in agriculture and managing risks of extreme weather events and disasters. They will assist in formulating action plans for their countries to integrate climate change adaptation and climate related-disaster risk management measures into national agricultural policy, programs, and plans for developing sustainable agriculture.
Twenty-nine participants representing government ministries, public organizations, academia, and consultancy services, among others, from CIRDAP and APO member countries are attending. Seven resource persons from ERIA, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Thailand will give presentations on the assigned themes and conduct technical sessions."