On March 9th, 2022, the ConservationAgriculture and Sustainable Intensification Consortium (CASIC) conducted theirfirst Executive Board meeting for the year 2022, to discuss the first-semesterprogress and the workplan for CASIC’s second semester. The meeting was led byH.E. Dr. Chan Saruth, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture,Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Chair of CASIC Executive Board andcomprehensively discussed collaboration, innovations as well as the experiencesharing of implementing partners. During the meeting, CASIC also signed aMemorandum of Agreement with Centre of Excellence on Sustainable AgriculturalIntensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN), CIRAD and Swisscontact.
Phnom Penh, 28-29 September 2021: Cambodia Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Intensification Consortium (CASIC) held its 2nd Annual Regional Workshop with the focus on development of and transition towards Conservation Agriculture & Sustainable Agriculture (CA/SI) and Agroecology (AE) in the region. The virtual workshop was attended about 150 participants from 28 countries.
Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Intensification and Agroecology presents a new pathway to sustainable agriculture production and land management, while safeguarding biodiversity and soil organic carbon accumulation. Conservation Agriculture presents an innovative practice in agriculture production systems, leading to improved livelihoods and greater ability of farmers and communities to be resilient to climate change impacts and economic shocks.
The global food production is estimated to increase by almost 30% by 2030 and 50% by 2050 in response to the future food demand. It is expected that one solution is to increase food production by expanding the amount of farmland; however, agriculture related land-use change may generate more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase loss of biodiversity.
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Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Intensification Consortium (CASIC) hosted a field visit to introduce the concept of Conservation Agriculture (CA) and the potential of CA business to senior managers of 15 private companies in the agriculture sector.
Swisscontact and CE SAIN Cambodia signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Intensification Consortium (CASIC) on December 30.
On 21 May, 2020, HE Minister Veng Sakhon, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), through a decision letter, has formally approved the formation of the Cambodia Conservation Agriculture Sustainable Intensification Consortium (CASIC).