Under the climate smart agriculture project of the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), Mr. Yim Sok Sophors, CSA advisor, together with the agriculture sector leader, conducted a field mission to Kathmandu, Nepal from 3 to 6 March 2014. The purpose was to join the regional CSA project team meeting which 4 countries participated including Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos-PDR, and Nepal. The meeting was held at Park Village Resort in the outskirt of Kathmandu.

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Each country project presented the rational background, key activities and accomplishment achieved last year in 2013 as well as presented the work plan for 2014. Plenary presentation and question and answer forum were conducted during the meeting. Nepal is introducing the water saving technique through drip irrigation, water pit harvesting. Cambodia is introducing the water storage and supply systems through tarpaulin pond and Rovai pump & wind pump, Laos is working on the rice intensification.

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Durbar Square – Nepal © Yim Soksophors

Understanding on general concept of the climate smart agriculture, vulnerability assessment, theory of change have significantly increased. The result of the meeting would be helpful for revising the result change for each country project, preparing and implementing activity plan in each target country.

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