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Organic Agriculture, Poverty Reduction: and the Millennium Development Goals: A Review of Research Methodology and Preliminary Results
Agenda


Thursday, 27 July 2006: Joint Workshop by ADBI, MOAC, DANIDA, and FAO

09:00 - 09:10

Report by Apichart Pongsrihadulchai, Deputy Permanent Secretary, MOAC

9:10 - 9:45

Opening Address of the International Workshop on Sufficiency Economy: Poverty Reduction and the MDGs Keynote Speech by Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, Grand Chamberlain and Director-General of the Bureau of the Crown Property, Thailand

9:45 - 10:30

Address by:
Apichart Pongsrihadulchai, Deputy Permanent Secretary, MOAC
He Changchui, Assistant Director General and FAO Representative for Asia and the Pacific
Sununtar Setboonsarng, Senior Research Fellow, ADBI
Kit Clausen, Counsellor for Environment and Development, Royal Danish Embassy, Representative of DANIDA

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:00

Presentation on Sufficiency Economy

Roles of Sustainable Agriculture Related to Sufficiency Economy by Thanwa Jitsanguan, Vice President for International Affairs, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Cooperative Action and Community-Based Development Strategies in the Sufficiency Economy Framework, by Bhavani Shankar and Gamini Keerthisinghe

12:00-13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:00

Presentation on Sufficiency Economy (continued)

Organic Agriculture and the Millennium Development Goals, by Sununtar Setboonsarng, Senior Research Fellow, ADBI

The Impact of Organic Agriculture on Poverty Reduction and the MDGs: Preliminary Findings from the Sri Lanka and PRC Country Studies, by Niels Halberg, Senior Scientist, Dept. of AgroEcology, Danish Institute of Agricultural Science Research Centre Foulum

The Importance of Farmland Biodiversity to Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, by Nipada Ruankaew, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

15:00 - 15:30

Break

15:30 - 16:30

Presentation on Sufficiency Economy (continued)

Poverty Alleviation through Sufficiency Economy, by Werachai Narkwiboonwong, Director, Planning Division, Agricultural Land Reform Office, MOAC

Farmer Association and Networks, by Suchint Simaraks, SAFE/DANIDA

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Friday, 28 July 2006: ADBI Workshop on Organic Agriculture, Poverty Reduction and the Millennium Development Goals

9:00 – 9:15

Overview by Sununtar Setboonsarng, Senior Research Fellow, ADBI

Session 1: Cross-Country Study On Organic Agriculture and the MDGs: Presentation of Preliminary Findings and Research Issues: PRC, Sri Lanka and Bhutan

 

Chair: Sununtar Setboonsarng, Senior Research Fellow, ADBI

9:15 - 10:15

PRC Country Study: Preliminary Findings and Research Issues by Qiao Yuhui Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University

Discussion

10:15 - 10:30

Break

10:30 – 11:15

Sri Lanka Country Study: Preliminary Findings and Research Issues by Saminathan Vaheesan, Programme Officer, Helvetas Sri Lanka

11:15 - 12:00

Bhutan Country Study: Preliminary Findings and Research Issues by Karma Yangzom, Managing Director, Bio Bhutan

Discussion

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

Session 2: Cross-Country Study On Organic Agriculture and the MDGs: Presentation of Preliminary Findings and Research Issues: Thailand and the Philippines
 

Chair: Sununtar Setboonsarng, Senior Research Fellow, ADBI

13:00 – 13:45

Thailand Country Study: Preliminary Findings and Research Issues by Rachanee Songanok, Senior Economist, Bureau Agricultural Economics Research, Office of Agricultural Economics

13:45 – 14:30

Philippines Country Study: A Research Proposal by Jaymee Alcos, Philippine Development Assistance Program (PDAP)

Discussion

14:30 – 14:45

Break

Session 3: Framework for the Quantitative Analysis of Micro-Level Data on Organic Agriculture and MDGs

 

Chair: Sununtar Setboonsarng, Senior Research Fellow, ADBI

14:45 – 15:30

Framework for the Quantitative Analysis of Micro-Level Data on Organic Agriculture and MDGs by PingSun Leung, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering University of Hawaii, USA

Discussion

Session 4: Panel Discussion on Issues Raised by Country Researchers

15:30 – 16:45

Panelists:

  • Anil Markandya, Director, International Energy Markets, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy
  • PingSun Leung, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering University of Hawaii, USA
  • Niels Halberg, Senior Scientist, Dept. of AgroEcology, Danish Institute of Agricultural Science Research Centre Foulum
  • Somchai Jitsuchon, Research Director for Macroeconomic Development and Income Distribution, Macroeconomic Policy Program, Thailand Development Research Institute

Moderator: Sununtar Setboonsarng, Senior Research Fellow, ADBI

Open Forum

16:45 -17:00

Wrap Up by Sununtar Setboonsarng, Senior Research Fellow, ADBI

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Saturday, 29 July 2006

9:00 – 9:15

Overview by Sununtar Setboonsarng, Senior Research Fellow, ADBI

Session 1: Methodologies for Measuring the Impact of Organic Agriculture on the MDGs

 

Chair: Sununtar Setboonsarng, Senior Research Fellow, ADBI

9:15 – 10:00

Possible Research Methodology for Measuring Impacts of Organic Agriculture on MDGs by Anil Markandya, Director, International Energy Markets, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy

Discussion

10:00 – 10:45

Framework for Modeling the Poverty Impacts of Organic Agriculture: The Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Approach by Somchai Jitsuchon, Research Director for Macroeconomic Development and Income Distribution, Macroeconomic Policy Program Thailand Development Research Institute

Discussion

10:45 – 11:00

Break

Session 2: Organic Agriculture and Poverty Reduction: Findings from Recent Research

 

Chair: Sununtar Setboonsarng, Senior Research Fellow, ADBI

11:00 – 12:00

The Assets Capitalization Bureau’s Rural Finance Program for Organic Farmers: Organic Certification for Loan Access by Natee Klibthong, Director-General and CEO, Assets Capitalization Bureau, Office of the Prime Minister, Thailand and Anthony M. Zola, International Coordinator, Assets Capitalization Bureau, Office of the Prime Minister, Thailand

Incentive and Structure in Farmers’ Organization in Contract Farming of Organic Rice, Asparagus, Banana, and Herbs in Thailand by Tangon Munjaiton, Director, Week-end Master Program in Social Development, School of Social Development, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand

Discussion

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 15:15

Panel Discussion on Research Methodology

Panelists:

  • Anil Markandya, Director, International Energy Markets, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy
  • PingSun Leung, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering University of Hawaii, USA
  • Niels Halberg, Senior Scientist, Dept. of AgroEcology, Danish Institute of Agricultural Science Research Centre Foulum
  • Somchai Jitsuchon, Research Director for Macroeconomic Development and Income Distribution, Macroeconomic Policy Program, Thailand Development Research Institute

Moderator: Sununtar Setboonsarng, Senior Research Fellow, ADBI

15:15 – 15:30

Break

15:30 – 16:45

Action Plan on Research Refinement: Summary of Issues and Agreements on Next Steps by Sununtar Setboonsarng, Senior Research Fellow, ADBI

16:45 – 17:00

Closing Remarks





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