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Deep Dive Session 6.1: Sustainable Agriculture – Delivering Biodiversity Benefits Whilst Supporting Livelihoods: Case Studies on Ibis Rice and More

09:00 am - 10:30 am
Auditorium 2: Environmental Sustainability

The session aims to raise awareness about "Crane Rice and Ibis Rice" and share case study knowledge, and experiences to highlight its significant benefits of transforming to more sustainable production which after transition can still produce significant yields while increasing profits for farmers along with all the biodiversity and environmental co-benefits. Join via Zoom

Moderator: 

Karen Grace Ochavo, Environment Officer, ADB 

Speakers:

  • Yoko Watanabe, Director, Environment, ADB 
  • Li He, Natural Resources Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok) 
  • Wyn Ellis, Executive Director, Sustainable Rice Platform
  • Nguyen Thi Thanh Phuong, Vietnam CRxN Project Manager, WWF Vietnam 
  • Tran Ngoc Khanh An, Greater Mekong Region of CRxN Project Manager), WWF Vietnam
  • Nicholas Spencer, CEO, Ibis Rice
  • Amy Lecciones, Executive Director, Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands
  • Yasmin Siddiqi, Director, Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office, Sector Group, ADB

Speakers

Amy Lecciones

Executive Director

Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands

An Tran

Regional Project Manager, Climate Resilient by Nature – Mekong Expansion Project (CRxN Mekong)

WWF - Greater Mekong

Karen Ochavo

Environment Officer, Climate Change, Resilience, and Environment Cluster, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department

Asian Development Bank

Li He

Natural Resources Officer, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nguyen Thi Thanh Phuong

Project Manager, Climate Resilient by Nature in the Mekong Delta

WWF Vietnam, Can Tho Field Office

Nicholas Spencer

CEO

Ibis Rice

William Wyn Ellis

Executive Director

Sustainable Rice Platform

Yasmin Siddiqi

Director, Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office, Sectors Group

Asian Development Bank

Yoko Watanabe

Director, Environment, Climate Change, Resilience, and Environment Cluster, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department

Asian Development Bank