August 12, 2015
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry of Cambodia, the International Fund for Agriculture Development and PROCASUR are pleased to invite you to the first Asia-Pacific Local Champions Exhibition, bringing together local champions with the public sector, universities, NGOs and cooperation agencies. This groundbreaking event will be a unique opportunity to build personal contacts with outstanding rural women and men, promoting innovations in sustainable rural and agricultural development, with special focus on the involvement of rural youth.
The three-day gathering combines smart networking and learning tools within an interactive framework: Local champions will invite you to visit their Innovation Shops, sales booths to share and explain solutions, best practices and technologies born from endurance; public-private Roundtables will provide space to identify concrete collaboration opportunities between local champions and other rural development practitioners; and a Field training will strengthen the know-how of participants on local knowledge management and on scaling up local solutions.
The event is open to all kinds of rural development practitioners, including local champions, project directors, knowledge management professionals, civil society and cooperation leaders, and it focuses on four critical areas:
1.- Natural resources management and climate change;
2.- Rural groups for economic and social development: cooperatives, associations, SHGs, enterprises, indigenous communities;
3.- Agriculture and market: high-value products, organic agriculture, non-farm based businesses
Local knowledge enterprises: community learning centers, farmer field schools, learning routes.
If you are interested in attending, please register with PROCASUR before the 15th of July. Your delegation may be partially supported with our limited funds, including international tickets, accommodation, meals and local transportation.
For further information see the following Agenda and visit http://asia.procasur.org/