(a) Knowledge Sharing. The Parties will share and exchange technical and research information, skills and expertise. This may entail providing inputs to develop policy/thematic reports and publications, and project design documents, KREI's World Agriculture periodical and Foreign Agriculture Series.
(b) Collaborative Research Projects. The Parties decide, subject to availability of funding for both Parties, to work together to carry out research projects and disseminate results, including in the fields of agriculture, forestry, rural transformation, nutrition, climate change, and gender equality. Specific research projects will be determined upon the Parties’ consultation. Possible options may include:
(c) IRRI’s contribution to KREI’s Korean Agricultural Policy Experiences for Food Security (KAPEX) programme to enhance sustainable agricultural policies and achieve SDGs in developing countries, for example in Indonesia on the topic of farm mechanization as well as verified quality marks on traceable farm products;
(d) KREI's undertaking of policy research projects, such as agenda setting and policy recommendation for agricultural sector. One focus could be on the agricultural outlook that helps farmers to make rational decisions. To do this, investigates and analyzes weather, cultivation areas, crop situations, production, stocks, consumption trends, and foreign information related to major agricultural products, and provides information on prices, supply and demand in advance. This includes various opportunities in terms of mitigation and managing risks in (but not limited to) the rice sector;
(e) Similar to (or Following) KREI’s engagement in economic/market analysis, IRRI may take into account the context of changing food systems with focus on the rice sector affected by shifts in producers’ practices and consumers’ preferences. These analyses not only aim to understand socio-economic and cultural factors that influence willingness to adopt new best management practices (climate smart agriculture for example) and technologies such as traceability technology, but also identify relative importance and impact of these factors; and
(f) KREI’s collaboration to conduct spatially and socially differentiated impact evaluations. The types of impact can range from climate change to the current coronavirus pandemic