(Photo: The project aims to promote the adoption of DSR for a transition towards an efficient, profitable and environmentally-friendly rice production system in beneficiary countries. Heng Chivoan)
Cambodia will assist in carrying out a new international training programme on the direct-seeded rice (DSR) method of cultivation and resource conservation practices, in hopes for an agricultural development boost in the Kingdom.
The “Building Capacity in Promoting Economically and Environmentally Efficient Rice Production through Direct-seeded Rice” project was launched on June 4 at a virtual workshop organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Among those present at the workshop were actors from Cambodia, Myanmar and the Philippines involved in project implementation, as well as representatives of the FAO in Cambodia and Myanmar, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and the University of Agriculture of Southern China.
Cambodia will act as a project implementation unit.
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