14th Review, Planning, and Steering Committee Meeting

The meeting is organized to share and discuss among member-nations the accomplishments, experiences, learning, and challenges of the past year, as well as the plans for the coming year.

May 18, Monday
Arrival of participants

May 19, Tuesday
Field visit in the morning and meeting of Working Groups in the afternoon.

May 20, Wednesday

Morning event
  • Launching of the Myanmar Rice Sector Research and Development Strategy
  • Inauguration of the IRRI office, DAR office
  • Donor's forum
Afternoon event
14th Review, Planning, and Steering Committee (SC) Meeting

 8:30 - 12 Registration

 12 - 1:30 Lunch


Opening session

 1:30 - 1:40 Opening remarks and introduction of participants

 Dr. Digna Manzanilla
CURE Coordinator and Social Scientist, IRRI

 1:40 - 1:50 Welcome remarks H. E. Minister U Myint Hlaing
Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MoAI)

 1:50 - 2 Response from IRRI

 Dr. Robert Zeigler
Director General, IRRI

 2 - 2:10 IFAD Strategic development framework and investment portfolio for Asia and the Pacific

 Dr. Fabrizio Bresciani
Regional Economist, IFAD-Asia and the Pacific Region

 2:10 - 2:25 Making all things possible for the second green revolution in Asia: IRRI at its best

 Dr. David Johnson
CESD Director and Program 3 Leader (GRiSP), IRRI

 2:25 - 2:40 Keynote address: "National rice research program for food security and poverty reduction in unfavorable areas in Myanmar"

 Dr, Te Tint Tun
Director General, Department of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Myanmar

 2:40 - 3 Introduction to the CURE meeting objectives and highlights of events:
  • Highlights of accomplishments for the year 2014
  • Annual Workplan and Budget (AWPB) 2015
  • Mini-symposium: "Accelerating country impacts from the gains in research and partnerships through CURE in fragile rice ecosystems"
  • Field visit/ observational tour for learning in the community
  • 14th CURE Steering Committee Meeting

 Dr. Digna Manzanilla
 3 - 3:30 Official photo session and coffee break


Status/ Synthesis reports from the Working Groups

CURE technologies, products, lessons learned, cases, and models (2014); plans (2015)
  • Stress-tolerant varieties (experimentation and varietal releases) and crop management options
  • Seed multiplication and dissemination
  • Capacity enhancement and knowledge management
  • Technical Innovation Services (TIS), networking, and partnerships
  • Links to national programs and other projects
  • Gender-responsive strategies
  • Gaps and plans

Session 1 Chair: Assistant Secretary Edilberto de Luna
 3:30 - 4:30 Working Group 1: Drought-prone lowlands

 Dr. Yoichiri Kato, IRRI
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh, IRRI
Dr. Indrastuti Rumanti, ICRR
Dr. Daw Tin Tin Myint, DAR
Dr. Jirapong Jairin, URRC
Dr. Nenita Desamero, PhilRice
Dr. Ouk Makara, CARDI

 4:30 - 4:45 Discussion 
 4:45 - 5:05 Updates on related activities on climate change (Working Group on climate change)

 Dr. Leocadio Sebastian, Regional Program Leader for Southeast Asia, CCAFS
Dr. Reiner Wassmann, Coordinator, Climate Change Consortium and Working Group 5 Leader

 5:05 - 5:20 Discussion and brief wrap-up

 Dr. Mukund Variar, Principal Scientist, CRURRS

 5:20 - 7 Break for the day, preparation for welcome dinner

 7 Welcome dinner hosted by MoAI


May 21, Thursday

Continuation of Review and Planning Meeting

Morning event

Session 2 Chair:  Dr. Ouk Makara
 8 - 8:10 Opening remarks

 Dr. Digna Manzanilla
 8:10 - 9:10 Working Group 2: Submergence-prone lowlands

 Dr. Yoichiro Kato, IRRI
Dr. Indrastuti Rumanti, ICRR
Dr. Phetmanyseng Xangsayasane, NAFRI-ARC
Dr. Reunreudee Kaewcheenchai, SRRC
Dr. Nguyen Thi Lang, CLRRI

 9:10 - 9:25 Discussion

 9:25 - 10:05 Working Group 3: Salnity-prone lowlands

 Dr. Glenn Gregorio, IRRI
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh, IRRI
Dr. Duangjai Suriya-Arunroj, NRRC
Dr. Nguyen Thi Lang, CLRRI
Dr. Aris Hairmansis/Dr. Nafisah, ICRR

 10:05 - 10:20 Discussion

 10:20 - 10:40 Coffee break

 10:40 - 11:40 Working Group 4: Rice-based upland ecosystem

 Dr. Casiana Vera Cruz, IRRI
Dr. Suwarno,/Dr. Aris Hairmansis, ICRR
Mr. Khamla Phanthaboun, UAReC
Dr. Pham Thi Sen, Dr. Luu Ngoc Quyen, NOMAFSI
Dr. Rose Hondrade, USM

 11:40 - 12 Discussion and brief wrap-up

 Dr. Leocadio Sebastian, CCAFS

 12 - 1:30 Lunch


Materials available

Details of last year's meeting in Da Nang City, Viet Nam.  View >>

Details of past Steering Committee meetings. View >>

CURE Annual Report 2015 View >>

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