Agricultural Innovation: Options for Appropriate Technologies in Responding to Climate Change

Policy Brief / Strategy Brief

Agricultural Innovation: Options for Appropriate Technologies in Responding to Climate Change

ORGANISER: SEARCA, APAN

PUBLISHED DATE

January 2015

The ASEAN region is not without agricultural technological innovations. Outstanding examples of technological innovations—hardware, software, and orgware—are being adopted by ASEAN nations. These include old techniques used in a new context (Climate Field Schools, Indonesia), to the re-adoption of ancient techniques proving indigenous knowledge as an important source of climate change adaptation innovation (water pounding, Philippines), novel ways using financial instruments to enhance resilience of agricultural growth (insurance instruments, Malaysia), and the use of information and communication technology for agricultural development (rice leaf app, Thailand).