REPORT OF THE REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON REHABILITATION OF AGRICULTURE IN TSUNAMI AFFECTED AREAS: ONE AND A HALF YEARS LATER

RAP PUBLICATION 2006/17

REPORT OF THE REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON REHABILITATION OF AGRICULTURE IN TSUNAMI AFFECTED AREAS: ONE AND A HALF YEARS LATER

29-30 JUNE 2006
BANGKOK, THAILAND

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bangkok, 2006


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Table of Contents

Foreword

1. BACKGROUND

Goal and objectives of the workshop

2. OVERVIEW OF WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS

3. COUNTRY OVERVIEWS

India

Indonesia

Maldives

Myanmar

Sri Lanka

Thailand

4. GENERAL PAPERS

Constraints to collaboration

Limited use of technical information

Challenges to the sustainability of technical improvements to agriculture

5. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Present status and lessons learnt

Priorities for long-term rehabilitation and development

Mechanisms for coordination and exchange of information

Annex 1. Opening statement

Annex 2. Country reports

2.1. Rehabilitation of agriculture in tsunami affected areas in India: one and a half years later

2.2. Agricultural rehabilitation scenario in India

2.3. Progress report on agricultural sector rehabilitation one and a half years after tsunami disaster in Aceh, Indonesia

2.4. Rehabilitation of agriculture in tsunami affected areas: Aceh and Nias after one and a half years

2.5. FAO post-tsunami agricultural support: Maldives

2.6. Rehabilitating the tsunami affected agriculture sector of Maldives

2.7. Rehabilitation of agriculture and fisheries in tsunami affected areas of Myanmar

2.8. Effects of the tsunami on the agriculture sector of Sri Lanka

2.9. Agricultural rehabilitation one and a half years after the tsunami in the northeast region of Sri Lanka

2.10. Income recovery programme: community level planning as the best option for sustainable livelihood recovery in Sri Lanka

2.11. FAO emergency and rehabilitation operations in Sri Lanka

2.12. Damage, needs and aid to tsunami affected farmers in Thailand

2.13. Tsunami related agricultural damage assessment in Thailand

2.14. ACIAR's post-tsunami assistance in agriculture

2.15. Coordination and information management in programme management

2.16. Assessment of tsunami damage to coastal vegetation and the development of guidelines for integrated coastal area management

2.17. Impacts of tsunami on soil properties in Aceh

Annex 3. Programme

Annex 4. List of participants