NACA's Director General Dr Cherdsak Virapat was interviewed on the "Around the World" radio programme of Saranrom (AM 1575 kHz), concerning the mission and role of NACA in regional food security. Please note the interview is in Thai language.
>>> Listen to the interview (31 minutes).
The 26th meeting of the NACA Governing Council was hosted by the Government of Indonesia in Bali, from 5-7 May in the Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel. Sixteen member governments attended, as well as representatives from four NACA Regional Lead Centres, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. A welcome address and opening remarks were given by Dr Slamet Soebjakto, Director General of Aquaculture, on behalf of the Indonesian Ministry for Marine Affairs and Fisheries. A keynote address on the foundation of NACA and its achievements over the past 25 years and looking forward was given by H.E. Dr Plodprasop Suraswadi, the founder of NACA and Chair of the NACA Task Force.
The 25th Governing Council Meeting was convened from 25-27 March 2014 in the Mercure Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR. The meeting was attended by 17 member governments, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), INFOFISH, the Mekong River Commission (MRC), the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) and the USAID MARKET Project. A welcome address was given by The Hon. Dr H.E. Phuang Parisack Pravongviengkham, Vice Minister for Agriculture and Forestry. Opening remarks were given by the outgoing Chair of the Governing Council, Dr Nguyen Huy Dien, the incoming Chair Dr Bounthong Saphakdy and Dr Ambekar Eknath, Director General of NACA.