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.
Afternoon event -- Meeting of Working Groups
May 20, Wednesday
14th Review, Planning, and Steering Committee (SC) Meeting
CURE technologies, products, lessons learned, cases, and models (2014); plans (2015)
May 21, Thursday
Session 2 Chair: Dr. Ouk Makara
"Accelerating country impacts from the gains in research and partnerships through the consortium for fragile rice ecosystems"
Session 3 Chair: Dr. Jeet Singh Sandhu
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]
Developing and disseminating technologies for unfavorable rice areas: learning from South Asia - to be presented by partners from South Asia
May 22, Friday