Training Workshop on Rice Technology Transfer Systems in Asia

  1. Develop an appreciation of the Rural Development program in Korea and its adaptation over time;
  2. Develop an understanding of the skill set needed for the modern rural extension agent (tailor making an extension plan that reflects multiple  actors and the technology);
  3. Expose through the participants from Asian countries to the different programs in respective countries and drawing strengths from these for one’s own country;
  4. Building an appreciation of ICT in extension – challenge and opportunity;
  5. Understand the rice value chain and the need for a business planning approach in strengthening the whole chain;
  6. Become aware of Korean development programs for each of the participant countries;
  7. Be able to develop one’s own workplan for implementation on return

The training will use various approaches:  interactive lectures, group learning exercises and discussions, farm visits, and presentations on post-training action plan development on technology transfer programs.


April 21 - May 3, 2014


International Technology Cooperation Center (ITCC)
Rural Development Administration (RDA)
250 Seodun-Dong, Suwon 441-707
Republic of Korea
Phone: (82-31) 299-2285; 299-2286; 299-2298; 299-2299
Fax: (82-31) 293-9359


Noel Magor
Head, Training Center
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel No: (63-2) 580-5600
Fax No: (63-2) 891-1292; 580-5699