Celebrations in Asia

Hanoi, Vietnam. 3-4 April 2017

Throughout 2017, we will be celebrating CIAT’s 50th Anniversary and bring together our partners, donors, and people behind CIAT’s achievements, while reflecting on the future of food and agriculture.

The first regional celebrations took place in Hanoi, Vietnam on 3-4 April 2017. 

Compilation video CIAT50 in Asia


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3 April 

Cocktail reception (By invitation only)

Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake / 06.30PM – 09.30PM

A cocktails reception in celebration of CIAT’s 50th anniversary and 40 years of work on Asian agriculture. Participated in by key partners, the program hosted by the Asia office will commemorate CIAT’s contribution to agriculture in Asia, honor partners, and reiterate CIAT’s research agenda in the region.

4 April

Sustainable Agriculture Solutions Fair

Agricultural Genetics Institute grounds, Tu Liem / 09.30AM – 04.30PM
Full program

On 4 April 2017, from 9:00AM to 04:30PM on the AGI grounds, Pham Van Dong Street, Hanoi, CIAT, in cooperation with the Agricultural Genetics Institute (AGI), hosted a SUSTAINABLE FOOD FUTURE FAIR.

Themed, “From soil to plate: an agri-market place for eco-efficient ideas, technologies…and foods!” the fair featured:

  1. An exhibition of CIAT and partners’ technologies and innovations;
  2. A market place of agricultural produce and food; and
  3. Exciting and provocative talks and activities relevant to Asian agriculture

Activities on that day include:

09.00 – 10.00 Opening program, including a tour of the exhibition by partners in research and development

10.00 – 11.00 Launch: CIAT Climate Policy Hub

11.00 – 13.00 Panel Discussions

Panel 1: How can feed and forage production effectively support livestock intensification in Vietnam?

Panel 2: Broadening Alliances: How can effective public-private partnerships in Asia enhance innovation, technology uptake and market access, and impact?

13.00 – 14.00 Beneficial insects: drivers of change within Asia’s agro-ecosystems,
Presentation and Butterfly release

14.00 – 15.00 What makes up a healthy plate? Presentation and cooking demonstration by a chef

Talking about CIAT’s work in Asia


Our visions of a sustainable food future in Asia

The changing face of agri-entrepreneurs in Asia, by Dindo Campilan, Regional Director, Asia

Why healthy cities depend on vibrant countrysides

CIAT in Asia in pictures

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