FAO progress workshop held to review Agri-Disaster Risk Management planning training for Attapeu officials

On Jun 16, 2022, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Department of Planning and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, conducted a review and reflection workshop to review and assess the recently completed set of government official trainings on Agriculture Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation (DRM/CCA) planning.

These five training modules were provided under the “Building Climate-Resilient and Eco-friendly Agriculture Systems and Livelihoods” (Climate REAL) project, funded by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

The workshop enabled de-briefing and review of the overall progress, results, achievements and lessons learnt on PAFO/DAFO trainings on Agriculture DRM/CCA (three modules) as well as an opportunity to integrate the Agriculture DRM/CCA Action Plans into the five-year and annual provincial and district Agriculture Development Plans (two modules).

Participant to the workshop, Ms. Lattana Soulibut, a government technical official at the International Cooperation Division, Department of Planning and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, expressed her sincere appreciation for the Climate REAL project and its activities.

She noted that disaster risk management is necessary for food security, and the work of Climate REAL builds resilience of agri-food systems and the livelihoods of the beneficiaries.

The workshop, in particular, strengthened participants’ understanding which will allow them to contribute to the country’s Agriculture Development Plan.

The Climate REAL project aims to build resilience to climate-related disasters and environmental sustainability of agriculture systems and livelihoods in Attapeu Province.

Some 1,500 vulnerable and 1,000 commercial farming households living in 31 villages within three districts namely Sanamxay – 19 villages, Saysettha – 7 villages; Samakkhyxay – 5 villages will be targeted.

Additionally, 150 government officials at provincial, district and village levels will directly benefit from the project’s capacity building activities.

Source: LAO News Agency

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