The development of the Climate Farmer Field School Website is one of main activities which are being conducted under the Adaption of Climate Change in Asia Project (Lao PDR), the main goal of building the website are for two main purposes:
One is for disseminate or publish the information that being produced within NAFRI and the project that related to Climate Change topics to the public or Internet.
Other reasons is that CFS website will be used as a hub for storing or collecting the extension technical in both video and document format that’s related to Agricultural development. These data will be collected from centers within NAFRI and target project areas and then share this material to farmers and extension workers at provincial level who are able to connect the Internet. At the same time, farmers and extension workers can capture videos of the local agricultural knowledge or technique in their areas and enable to upload to this website in order to share this traditional knowledge to neighbor villages, districts and other provincial.
Mandates and responsibilities
NAFRI is mandated to undertake integrated agriculture, forestry and fisheries research in order to provide technical information, norms and results which help to formulate strategy in accordance with the government policies. NAFRI has four main functions including: carrying out adaptive research, developing methods, tools and information packages, providing policy feedback, and coordinating and managing research
The most updated mandate consists mainly of the following responsibilities:
Develop specific programmes and projects to implement priority programmes set by MAF and the GoL.
Playing a central role in land related studies including, land use planning and zoning and land management.
Conducting research for germplasm collection and screening, seed/variety improvement, multiplication and other services.
Conducting research for the development of effective and demand driven technologies, methods, models and systems for agriculture and forestry production.
Gathering, processing, managing and exchanging information and research results with all relevant partners related to agriculture and forestry development.
Coordinating with all relevant research and development partners at all levels.
Managing, monitoring and evaluating research activities under its mandates
Serving as secretariat to MAF Scientific Council