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International Workshops/Seminars

The organization of international and regional workshops/seminars on various facets of rural and agricultural development promotes further cooperation and understanding among the member countries for better appreciation of each other's problems. The workshops serve as a forum for mutual exchange of experiences among participating countries and also assist in evolving an appropriate conceptual framework for technical programme. The themes of the workshops are chosen keeping in view the contemporary socio-economic and other related problems, which the member countries are facing in their rural areas.

Recognizing the importance, it is proposed to organize three (3) international workshops/seminars annually in collaboration with member countries during the triennium 2015-2017.

  • Management of Water Resources in Rain-fed Areas: Challenges Ahead,
  • Climatic Change and Sustainable Agricultural Development,
  • Relationship between Climate Change and Food Security,
  • Trends in Low Cost Housing in Rural Areas,
  • Climate change, its impact on Development and Equity in Developing Countries,
  • Action Plan to achieve Food Security through Sustainable Agriculture,
  • Role of Agricultural Statistics in Food Security,
  • Poverty Alleviation: Policies and Programmes,
  • Potential for Poverty Reduction through Investment in Agricultural Water Management,
  • Agri-business and Value Chain Management,
  • Promotion of Agro and Food Enterprises for Sustainable Livelihood in Rural Areas,
  • Impact of Millennium Development Goals on Rural Development in African and Asian Regions,
  • Conservation of Natural Resources.
  • Rural Development: Challenges and Opportunities in 21st Century,
  • Development of Rural Infrastructure with Private Participation,
  • Human Resource Development: Policies and Strategies,
  • Micro-Finance and Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises,
  • South-South Cooperation: Transfer of Technology and Institutional Building,
  • Sustainable Livelihoods and Empowerment of Rural Women,
  • Geo-Informatics (GIS, GPS, Remote Sensing) Applications in Rural Development,
  • Management of Natural Resources for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods,
  • Participatory Monitoring and Learning in Rural Development Programmes,
  • Rural Development Management and Good Governance,
  • Fisheries Resources Management,
  • Promotion and Management of Non-Conventional Sources of Energy in Rural Areas,
  • Promotion of Bio-diversity for Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development,
  • Natural Calamities and Disaster Management,
  • Role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Rural and Agricultural Development,
  • Indigenous Knowledge/Practices for Conserving Natural Resources,
  • Institutional Reforms and Capacity Building Approaches and Strategies for Rural Development,
  • Local Governance,
  • Malaysia’s Experience on Rural Economic Transformation through Rural Industrialization, Development of M&E, Village Tourism, Home Stay, etc.,
  • Female Child, Education and Health,
  • E-Learning in Agricultural and Rural Development, and
  • Other Relevant Themes.