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14th Review, Planning, and Steering Committee Meeting

posted May 17, 2015, 8:21 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 23, 2016, 3:02 AM by Unknown user ]
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
Morning event -- Field visit. In the morning, the participants will visit Be Gone village, Zay Yar Thiri township, Nay Pyi Taw. This rice village is rainfed lowland with flooding problems. It is 15 kilometers away from the venue and takes around 30 minutes to travel by car. The participants will meet with farmers, local leaders, commune staff, local extension staff, and scientists from DAR and DoA. 

Following the visit to Be Gone are Setsetyo Farm (an organic vegetable farm), Gem Museum, and Oatpathathanni Pagoda tour.

 7 Departure from the hotel
 7 - 9 Field visit to Be Gone Village
 9 - 10:30 Visit to Setsetyo farm
 10:30 - 12 Visit to Gem Museum and Oatpathathanni Pagoda tour
 12 - 2 Lunch

Afternoon event -- Meeting of Working Groups

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. Ye 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 and 
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: Salinity-prone lowlands

 Dr. Glenn Gregorio and Dr. RK 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


Afternoon event


"Accelerating country impacts from the gains in research and partnerships through the consortium for fragile rice ecosystems"

Session 3 Chair:  Dr. Jeet Singh Sandhu
 1:30 - 1:45 Enhancing farmers' access to new varieties and appropriate management practices

 Dr. Noel Magor, Senior Scientist and Head, Training Center, IRRI

Dr. Digna Manzanilla
 1:45 - 2:00 Rice sector development: the case of partnerships in rice research and development in Myanmar

 Dr. David Johnson, IRRI

NARES partners, Myanmar
 2 - 2:15 Philippines DA-IRRI Heirloom Rice Project, enriching the gains along the rice value chain "Capturing value, preserving heritage"

 Dr. Casiana Vera Cruz, IRRI

Dr. Digna Manzanilla, IRRI

Dr. Magdalena Wanawan, Ms. Virginia Tapat, DA-CAR

Integrating the gains from CURE-related activities into country/national programs and accelerating impacts - to be presented by the members of the CURE Steering Committee [with NARES working group coordinators]

 2:15 - 2:30 Indonesia

 Dr. Indrastuti Rumanti (on behalf of Dr. Ali Jamil), ICRR
 2:30 - 2:45 Philippines

 ASec. Edilberto de Luna, OIC -Executive Director, Philrice
 2:45 - 3 Lao PDR

 Dr. Phetmanyseng Xangsayasane, Senior Rice Breeder, NAFRI
 3 - 3:15 Vietnam

 Dr. Nguyen Van Tuat, Vice President, VAAS

 3:15 - 3:35 Break  
 3:35 - 3:50 Cambodia Dr. Ouk Makara, Director, CARDI
 3:50 - 4:10 Thailand Dr. Varapong Chamarerk, Rice Department
 4:10 - 4:30 General discussion and systhesis of learning Dr. Noel Magor, IRRI 

Developing and disseminating technologies for unfavorable rice areas: learning from South Asia - to be presented by partners from South Asia

 4:10 - 4:30 Ushering in green revolution in rainfed rice areas through stress-tolerant rice varieties: Success story in South Asia

 Dr. Uma Shankar Singh, Senior Scientist, IRRI

Dr. Jeet Singh Sandhu, DDG, ICAR
Mr. R. K. Singh, Ministry of Agriculture, India
Dr. Abdelbagi Ismail, IRRI
 4:30 - 5:30 Stress-tolerant varieties and crop and natural resource management for fragile for fragile ecosystems: lessons learned in South Asia

 Dr. Sudhanshu Singh, IRRI

Dr. Mukund Variar, CRURRS
Dr. Anshul Rathore, IGAU
Dr. Akhtar Khan, NDUAT
Dr. J.N. Reddy, CRRI
Dr. Md. Shahidul Islam, BRRI
Dr. Ram Baran Yadaw, NARC
Dr. Bishnu Bilas Adhikari, IAAS
 5:30 - 5:45 General discussion and synthesis of learning

 Dr. Noel Magor

 5:45 Impression and closing remarks

 Dr. Fabrizio Bresciani, IFAD 

 7 Closing of the Meeting/ Farewell dinner hosted by IRRI Dr. Robert Zeigler
Dr. Bruce Tolentino
MoAI key officials

May 22, Friday

Morning event

 9 - 12 CURE Steering Committee (SC) Business Meeting

 12 - 1 Lunch

Afternoon event

 1 - 4 Meeting of working groups to finalize AWPB

  Departure for airport for all participants


Field visit in Be Gone village, Gem Museum, and Oatpathathanni Pagoda.
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Meeting of workgroups, AWPB, Steering Committee, and Mini-symposium
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Downloadable materials

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Learn more about last year's Steering Committee Meeting in Da Nang City, Viet Nam.  View >>

Learn more about past Steering Committee meetings. View >>

CURE Annual Report 2015 View >>

IFAD-Drought Final Report 2015 View >>

CURE Matters

May 2015

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