JAKARTA, 7 February 2022 – On 7 February 2022, the JAIF Management Team (JMT) had an opportunity to attend a virtual inception meeting of the Capacity Development Program for ASEAN Rice Net. The primary objective of JMT’s participation was to provide the Implementing Agency, namely the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), with a briefing on essential rules and procedures of JAIF, which included those recently introduced by the ASEAN Secretariat. A discussion on the indicative work plan was another objective.
The briefing covered wide-ranging elements of project implementation, from monitoring to reporting, fund management, and visibility. It was attended by the entire project management team of the IRRI in charge of the project, as well as the Officer from the Food, Agriculture, and Forestry Division of the ASEAN Secretariat.
The two-year project aims to develop the capacity of scientists and researchers in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Viet Nam (CLMV) in implementing advanced breeding technologies and preparing national variety release planning for climate-resilient rice varieties. By the end of the project, 60 researchers in CLMV, including 30 women, are expected to be capacitated through a hybrid model of virtual and in-country training activities.
JMT Programme Coordinator, Miyuki Ishikawa provided a briefing for International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
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