Asia Regional Program Updates

Last updated: February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017

For the second consecutive year, a young video producer from Vietnam was selected as the winner of the ASEAN Youth Video Contest. Jos Quyen designed, developed and produced the video short entitled “Real Action, Real Volunteering,” which depicted youth volunteerism in Vietnam and its relation to the ASEAN Community spirit in a creative graphic animation form

January 24, 2017

DHAKA, January 24, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) together with Kasetsart University and Winrock International announced the winners of the Tech4Farmers Challenge that sought ways to improve the agricultural productivity and income of smallholder farmers in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma) and Nepal.

Announced at the Asia Agricultural Innovation Summit Series in Dhaka, the first winners of the regional challenge are:

November 28, 2016

A native of Phnom Penh, Muyleang Kim spent her whole life in the city and was not familiar with agriculture. As a college student she chose to major in agricultural technology and management because she wanted to learn more about the sector and contribute to the development of Cambodia’s agriculture.

Kim is one of the youth leaders who participated in the Syngenta-USAID Ag Student Connections Program 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam, with support from the USAID Feed the Future Asia Innovative Farmers project.

November 20, 2016

VIENTIANE, November 21, 2016 – Lao government officials and the National University of Laos agreed on an approach to develop national guidelines for monitoring fish passage at mainstream dams along the Mekong River.  The decision to initiate the process came during an international conference in Vientiane last week aimed at protecting regional fisheries as river development projects expand. 

October 31, 2016

SIEM REAP, October 31, 2016 – The United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) awarded first place of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) World of Food Innovation Challenge to a team of three Indonesian students from Gadjah Mada University. The team’s MINO Microbubble Generator technology increased oxygen in water and as a result, enlarged tilapia fish size by 40 percent, improved fish survival rate by nine percent, and ultimately increased tilapia fish farmers’ harvest.