Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA-ESCAP)
1981-04-29 Bangkok Thailand
29 Apr 1981, Bangkok (Thailand), as Regional Coordination Centre for Research and Development of Coarse Grains, Pulses, Roots and Tuber Crops in the Humid Tropics of Asia and the Pacific (CGPRT Centre), as a subsidiary body of E-XE4177 - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Operations shifted from Bangkok to Bogor (Indonesia) on 25 Sep 1982. Full operations commenced Feb 1983. Changed title to Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Secondary Crops Development in Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP-CAPSA), Asia, Apr 2004. Current title adopted during 66th Session, May 2010. Following ESCAP resolution 74/5, operations concluded as of 30 Jun 2018.
Enhance: national capacity for socioeconomic and policy research on sustainable agriculture for poverty reduction and food security; regional coordination and networking to successfully scale up and scale out research findings that have implications for policy design and implementation related to sustainable agriculture and rural development; capacity of policymakers and senior government officials to design and implement policies to achieve rural development, poverty reduction and food security through sustainable agriculture in Asia and the Pacific.
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