Program Status by Countries
Population : 6,703,860
GDP : $307 billion
Area : 406,752㎢
Paraguay is a partner country of 2015, and the local counterpart institution, IPTA (Instituto Paraguayo de Tecnologia Agraria), is carrying out the project on "Enhancing Agricultural Technology Dissemination System for Small-scale Farmers in Paraguay."
 Paraguay joint research
Training in Korea
Period : June 21-28, 2015
Participants : 10 people (5 from central government, 5 from national research institution)
Major training contents
|Lecture||Agricultural R&D, Extension and Global Technology Cooperation||Yoo Seung-Oh (RDA)|
|General Agricultural Technology : GSIAT, GBST, Ranch, Farm, Greenhouse||Kim Taeyoon (Seoul Nat’l Univ.)|
|Agricultural Extension Service in Korea||Park Duk-Byung (Kongju Univ.)|
|Field trip||Agricultural Research & Extension Services Center|
|SNU Greenhouse, livestock facilities, ranch|
|Discussion & presentation||How to Develop Enhancing Agricultural Technology Dissemination System for Small-scale Farmers in Paraguay||Heo Jang, Lee Dae-Seob, Kim Jong-Sun (KREI), Park Duk-Byung (Kongju Univ.)|
Period : Aug. 4-12, 2015
Participants : 20 people (9 from central government, 11 from nat’l research institution)
Major training contents
|Lecture||Sectoral policies of MAG||MAG|
|Integrated management for agricultural and rural development||MAG-SIGEST|
|Rural extension system in university||Direccion de Extension Universitaria|
|Rural extension in the private sector||Dr. Marcelo Ferreira(FECOPROD)|
|Korean rural extension system||Park Duk-Byung (Kongju Univ.)|
|Rural extension system in Paraguay||DEAg|
|Changes in international food production environment and agriculture in Paraguay||Park Jong-Dae (KOPIA)|
|Agricultural Workforce Development In Korea||Ma Sang-Jin (KREI)|
|Cooperation strategies in agricultural sectors with KOICA||Cho Han-Duk (KOICA)|
|Field trip||IPTA center, Regional market in Abasto Norte region|
|Discussion & presentation||Enhancing agricultural technology dissemination system for small farmers in Paraguay||Ma Sang-Jin, Lee Dae-Seob (KREI), Park Duk-Byung (Kongju Univ.)|
Date : Aug. 12, 2015
Participants : 20 employees at government-affiliated research institutes & universities
- Share the KAPEX joint survey’s interim research results & local training outcomes
- Share the Action Plan for enhancing agricultural technology dissemination system for small farmers in Paraguay
Cabinet revision of documents, backgrounds papers, reports and others regarding interphase research-extension activities, projects, other related iniciatives, etc.
SWOT analysis regarding research-extension system and mechanisms, past and present.
Small survey to reference or key-persons relevant to extension work with small producers, associative organizations in local and rural selected areas.
Bench marking analysis and small group discussions about the findings and available experiences.
Identification of best practices and formulation of proposals for improving the existing experiences and results.
Workshops with farmers, extension at university and private organizations,
Experiences and lesson learned from international cooperation
Holistc view of the sciences and trained to work en participatory projects with territorial approach and local knowlegde
Writing reports of findings and recommendations measures
Submitting to corean counterpart and experts