Activity Brief: 2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia
Agricultural and rural development are among the primary engines for Southeast Asia’s growth. Challenges confronting these sectors call for a regular venue for knowledge and experience sharing within the region to help inform policymaking and action as well as to facilitate regional cooperation. Knowledge sharing also helps foster wider dissemination and application of good practices by farmers, enterprises, and civil society organisations toward improved productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness.
It is in this context that the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) held the 2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia (ARD2014) focusing on issues, imperatives, and initiatives contributing to the theme “Strengthening Resilience, Equity, and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems.”