21st Century COE Program International Workshop in Laos

"Workshop on Local Knowledge and Its Potential Role for Sustainable Agro-Based Development in Lao PDR"

Date:  9(Wed) - 10(Thu) February, 2005  
Venue:  Convention Hall, Section of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture and Forestry,
Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR
Office Address: Khanthabouly District, Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR
P.O. Box 16, Tel & Fax: (856) 41-212006, 212225
 

Organizer: 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR, 21st Century COE Program, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS), Kyoto University, Japan  
Workshop Objective: To identify farmers' current knowledge and practices in natural resource management and to develop future research issues for natural resource management in Lao PDR  
Workshop outputs: Paper presentations (English-Lao, Lao-English, and Lao-Japanese)
Future research issues in Lao PDR
Further strengthening the collaboration between Kyoto University, National University of Laos, and Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Savannakhet Province
 
Language: Lao  
Participants: 49 persons (11 Japanese and 38 Lao)  “Participants List”  
Speakers: 23 persons (8 Japanese and 15 Lao)
Time for each speaker: 25 minutes (15 minutes for Presentation and 10 minutes for Discussion)
 
     
Workshop Program
Wednesday, 9 February 2005
 
  Time Activity Speaker/Resource Person
  08:30 Registration Mr. Soulaphone Inthavong and
Mr. Mushiake Etsuo
    Opening Program
Moderator: Mr. Thanousorn Souphanthong
  09:00 Welcome and Introduction of Participants Mr. Somneuk Soumano
Head of Agriculture Section,
Savannakhet Province
  09:10 Opening Remarks Mr. Sithideth Tansavath
Deputy Head of Agriculture and
Forestry Department,
Savannakhet Province
  09:20 Orientation on Workshop and 21st Century COE Program Dr. Ando Kazuo
CSEAS, Kyoto University
  09:40 Taking Group Picture and Coffee Break  
    Session I: Agriculture & Extension
Moderator: Mr. Thongphanh Kousonsavath and Mr. Sithidet Tansavath
  10:05 Role and Approaches of Faculty of Agriculture, NUoL in Agricultural Development with Focusing Farming Systems Research and Extension Program Mr. Sitha Khemmarath
Faculty of Agriculture, NUoL
  10:30 Role and Approaches of Agricultural Section in Agricultural Development of SavannakhetProvince Mr. Somneuk Soumano
Agriculture Section,
Savannakhet Province
  10:55 Role and Approaches of Agriculture and Forestry Extension Agency in Agricultural Development of Savannakhet Province Mr.Thanousorn Souphanthong
Agriculture and Forestry
Extension Agency, Savannakhet Province
  11:20 Role and Approaches of Rural Development Unit in Agricultural Development of SavannakhetProvince Mr. Khamta Khatiyavong
Rural Development Unit,
Savannakhet Province
  11:45 General Discussion  
  12:00 Lunch  
    Session II: Local knowledge and Farming Management Practices
Moderator: Mr. Thongly Xayachak and Mr. Thanousorn Souphanthong
  13:00 Advanced Characteristics in Agroecology of Atsaphone District, SavannakhetProvince: Balanced Complex of Crop, Natural Resources and Periodical Market Dr. Ando Kazuo
CSEAS, Kyoto University,
Dr. Kobayashi Nobuya, JIRCAS, MOAFF
and Mr. Mushiake Etsuo
CSEAS, Kyoto University
  13:25 Potential of Specific Products of Villages in Champhone District, Savannakhet Province Mr. Mushiake Etsuo
CSEAS, Kyoto University
  13:50 Using Local Knowledge in Farming Systems, Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR Mr. Soulaphone Inthavong
Agriculture Section,
Savannakhet Province
  14:15 Practical Approach to Agricultural Information Service for the Farmers Mr. Somphong Vongsuthi
Agriculture Unit, Champhone
District, Savannakhet Province
  14:40 General Discussion  
  14:55 Coffee Break  
  15:10 Existing Methods of Fishing and Catching of Small Aquatic Animals in Thalaeo Area, Champhone District, Savannakhet Province Mr. Bounlam Singpa,
Souphanuvong University
  15:35 Natural Resources and Economic Activities during the Lan Xang Period Mr. Masuhara Yoshiyuki
ASAFAS, Kyoto University
  16:00
(~16:30)
Video Presentation on Agricultural Development in Japan Dr. Ando Kazuo
CSEAS, Kyoto University
  19:00 Workshop Dinner  
       
Thursday, 10 February 2005
 
    Session III: Forestry Management
Moderator: Dr. Somsy Gnophanxay and Mr. Sikeo Xayngaphet
  09:00 Role and Approaches of Faculty of Forestry, NUoL in Agroforesty Extension for Improving Land Use and Sustainable Development Mr. Bounthene Phasiboriboun
Faculty of Forestry, NUoL
  09:25 Land Allocation Program in Lao PDR: The Impacts on Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) and Livelihoods in Marginal Mountainous Areas Dr. Takeda Shinya
ASAFAS, Kyoto University
  (Presentation canceled) Land Tenure and Land Use in Sangthong District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR Mr. Souksompong Prixar
Faculty of Forestry, NUoL
  09:50 Practical Approach to Forestry Information Service for the Farmers Mr. Sinuan Sihavong
Forestry Unit, Champhone
District, Savannakhet Province
  10:15 Coffee Break  
  10:30 Plant Diversity in Paddy Fields in Relation to Human Use and Management in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR Mr. Kosaka Yasuyuki
ASAFAS, Kyoto University
  10:55 Roles and Importance of Natural Edible Plants for Villagersí Daily Life, Champhone District, Savannakhet Ms. Veomany Nampanya and
Mr. Vanna Vilaysak (graduates),
Faculty of Forestry, NUoL
  11:20 General Discussion  
  12:00 Lunch  
    Session IV: Livestock and Fishery Management
Moderator: Dr. Iwata Akihisa and Mr. Lieng Kamsivilay
  13:00 Fish Production in Integrated Farming System Mr. Thonglom Pommavong,
Faculty of Agriculture, NUoL
  13:25 Role and Approaches of Livestock and Fisheries Section in Agricultural Development of Savannakhet Province Mr. Bounthian Sounthaboun
Livestock and Fishery Section,
Savannakhet Province
  13:50 Practical Approach to Livestock and Fisheries Information Service for the Farmers Mr. Nouphone Sithilat
Agriculture and Forestry Office
Of Champhone District,
Savannakhet Province
  14:15 Habitat Use of Fishes in Plain Area of Southern Lao PDR Video Presentation (10 min.) Dr. Iwata Akihisa and
Ms. Kiguchi Yuka,
ASAFAS, Kyoto University
  14:50 Coffee Break  
    Session V: Discussion on Future Research
Moderator: Mr. Soulaphone Inthavong and Mr. Mushiake Etsuo
  15:05 Open Forum for Discussion on Future Research Issues that Need to be Addressed Commentator:
Mr. Shiraishi Soichiro and
Mr. Kurosaki Ryugo, ASAFAS
Kyoto University
  16:00 Closing Remarks Mr. Sithideth Tansavath
       
       
 
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