Green Fruits Dedicated Workshop Final Agenda

 

REPORT

29 March 2018 (Addendum 31 March)

Accelerated and to be further Edited

 

GREEN FRUITS DEDICATED WORKSHOP

A forward, integrated, holistic, transformative Policy, Strategy, Practice Initiative

Organized by the Green Economy Green Growth, GEGG (not for profit) Association,

An Input to the ASEAN Institute for Green Economy, AIGE

With the Support of the 

British Embassy, Yangon

22 to 26 March 2018, Yangon.

 

 


THE DEDICATED WORKSHOP.

The Workshop, dedicated to Green Fruits in Green Horticulture, is organized in the context of (a) the ASEAN Institute for Green Economy, AIGE Component  on Increasing and Improving Green and Blue Productivity and Sustainability; (b) the Purpose of the AIGE, endorsed by ASEAN Heads of States and Governments at the 2014 AEAN Summit; (c) the prescribed Articles of the AIGE Terms of Reference, reviewed and approved by all ASEAN member States, and (d) the outcome of the Inception and Implementation Meeting of 6 to 8 Feb 2018.

 

The Green Economy Green Growth, GEGG (not for profit) Association. < www.geggmyanmar.org > prescribed in the AIGE ToR provides technical, administrative and management support as well as office facilities to the AIGE

 

To support the AIGE, the GEGG provides a GREENING PLATFORM for Accelerated Collaboration, Networking, Sharing, Innovative Resource Facility, with Guiding Principles of Holistic, Integrative, Multi-disciplinary, Sustainable, Resilient, Inclusive, Equitable and Innovative determinants.

 

The Dedicated Workshop would be forward looking, taking into account fast emerging and converging regional and international trends on the imperative need for green and clean economy, articulated and adopted in an increasing number of national, regional and international fora.

 

In the area of agriculture and horticulture, fruits have not received the attention due and particularly the green fruits for higher value and nutrition.

 

The role of green fruits for improving health and wellbeing, ecosystem functions; sustainability, resiliency, creating new economic and employment opportunities, spurring research, development and innovations will be examined and promoted.

 

The social, cultural, health, economic, ecological benefits of green horticulture, in particular FRUITS will be addressed drawing upon state of the art science, technology, informatics and management practices as well as relevant traditional knowledge and practices.

Public, Private, Research, Academia will be invited to participate.

 

THE ENVISAGED OUTCOME

A robust innovative and transformative Multi-year Collaborative Programme, with work plans, measurable results and outcomes, resources needed mechanisms and processes to foster collaboration.

The Programme will aim to build sustained capacities.

 

Thursday 22 March 2018, DAY 1

1.OPENING [09:00 to 10:00]

  • Welcome Address U Aung Naing Oo, Director General, Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, Ministry of Planning and Finance
  • Welcome by U Zaw Min Win,  President, UMFCCI, Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry,
  • Keynote Speech Dr. Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.

 

2.BRIEF OVERVIEW OF AIGE and GEGG [10:00 to 10:15]

  • Dr. Nay Htun, GEGG, Green Economy Green Growth (not for profit) Association, supporting the AIGE

(ASEAN Institute for Green Economy)

 

10:15 AM Photo Session

 

10:30 COFFEE BREAK

 

3. GREEN HORTICULTURE AND THE ROLE OF FRUITS [10:30 to 12:30] Coffee Break 11:15 to 11:30

MAJOR FRUITS IN MYANMAR. E.G Water melon, Pumelo, Mango (Sein Ta Lone), Guava, Dragon fruit, Pineapple

  • Chair and Speaker: Dr. Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
  • Speaker Prof Mario Caccamo, Managing Director, NIAB National Institute of Agricultural Botany, Kent, UK.
  • Speaker Prof Daw Khin Thida Myint, Head, Department of Horticulture, Yezin Agriculture University, Yezin.  

Discussions / Discussants

 

12:30 to 13:30 LUNCH

 

4.0 SOCIAL, CULTURAL, HEALTH, ECONOMIC, ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF GREEN FRUITS

[13:30 to 15:30]

  • Chair and Speaker U Kyaw Swe Lin, Deputy Director General, Planning Department,

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.

  • Speaker Prof.  Ben Bennett, Professor of International Trade and Marketing Economics

Deputy Director, Natural Resources Institute, Director of the NRI Postharvest losses Reduction Centre

Director of Research and Enterprise, University of Greenwich, UK

  • Speaker Dr Laura Vickers, Crops and Environmental Sciences, Harper Adams University, Shropshire , UK
  • Dr. Nway Htike Maw, Myanmar Department of Medical Research, Ministry of Health and Sport

 

Discussions / Discussants (TBA)

 

5.0 EFFICIENT, SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT AGRONOMY: TECHNICAL AND MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND PRACTICES [15:30 TO 17:30] Coffee Break 16:30 to 16:45

Best Management practices for Water, Energy, Soil, Chemicals.

  • Chair and Speaker Prof.  Ben Bennett, Professor of International Trade and Marketing Economics

Deputy Director, Natural Resources Institute, Director of the NRI Postharvest losses Reduction Centre

Director of Research and Enterprise, University of Greenwich, UK

  • Speaker Dr Laura Vickers, Crops and Environmental Sciences, Harper Adams University, Shropshire , UK
  • Discussant  Dr. Than Than Soe, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Food Science and Technology

Yezin Agricultural University

 

Discussions / Discussants (TBA)

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Friday 23 March, DAY  2

5.0 Continued:  EFFICIENT, SUSTAIBALE AND RESILIENT AGRONOMY: TECHNICAL AND MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND PRACTICES, [09:00 to 11:00]

Plant Breeding, Physiology; Weed, insect and pests control; Crop rotation; Application of Traditional Knowledge and Practices, Fusing state of the art science, technology, and traditional knowledge

  • Chair and Speaker Prof Mario Caccamo Managing Director, NIAB National Institute of Agricultural Botany, Kent, UK.
  • Speaker Dr Laura Vickers Crops and Environmental Sciences, Harper Adams University, Shropshire , UK
  • Speaker Dr. Win Naing , Research Officer, Horticulture Section, Department of Agriculture Research, Yezin.
  • Discussions / Discussants Dr Hto Lwi Htoo, Dept of Horticulture, Yezin Agriculture University, Yezin.

 

6.0 GOOD HOUSE KEEPING AND ENGINEERING POLICIES AND PRACTICES, [11:00 TO 12:30]

Post harvest loss, Storage, Packaging, Transportation

  • Chair and Speaker Prof.  Ben Bennett, Professor of International Trade and Marketing Economics

Deputy Director, Natural Resources Institute, Director of the NRI Postharvest losses Reduction Centre

Director of Research and Enterprise, University of Greenwich, UK

  • Dr. Than Than Soe, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Food Science and Technology

Yezin Agriculture University.

  • Discussion / Discussants Dr Han Phyo Aung, Dept of Horticulture, Yezin Agriculture University.

 

12:30 to 13:30 LUNCH

 

7.0 INFORMATION, INFORMATICS, DATA, EDUCATION AND TRAINING. CERTIFICATION

[13:30 to 17:00] Coffee Break 15:15 to 15:30

Round Table Speakers Prof Mario Caccamo, Prof Ben Bennett; Dr. Laura Vickers, Dr  Than Than Soe, Dr. Than Than Sein, Visiting Professor, Biotechnology Dept , Mandalay Technological University, Foundr, Myanmar Organic Grower and Producer Association; Head , Institute of Environment Resources and Development Myanmar  

Discussion / Discussants Dr. Win Naing, Department of Agriculture Research, Yezin.

 

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Saturday 24 March, DAY 3

8.0 TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH POTENTIALS FOR GREEN FRUITS IN MYANMAR AND MEKONG AREA

[09:00 to 12:30] Coffee Break 11:00 to 11:15

PANEL Speakers Prof Mario Caccamo, Prof Ben Bennett; Dr. Laura Vickers, Dr Richard Friend, York University, and UK Inter University Mekong Food Systems Research, Prof. Daw Khin Thida Myint, Head, Department of Horticulture, Yezin Agriculture University, Yezin.  

Facilitator Dr. Nay Htun

 

12:30 to 13:30 LUNCH

 

9.0 WAY FORWARD – ACTIONABLE NEXT STEPS. [13:30 to 17:00] Coffee break 15:15 to 15:30

  • Priorities for Next Steps
  • Form 2 or 3 Working Groups

 

Sunday 25 March, DAY 4  

10.0 FIELD VISIT TO SHWE MYANMAR AND OWAY FRUIT FARMS IN BAGO REGION.  [08:00 to 17:00]

 

26 March Monday DAY 5

11.0 DRAFTING AND CRAFTING MULTIYEAR COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMME

[09:00 to 12:30] Coffee Break 11:00 to 11:15

  • 2 or3 Working Groups  

 

12:30 to 13:30 LUNCH

 

13: 30 CONCLUSION OF DEDICATED WORKSHOP ON GREEN FRUITS

 

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