Webinar – Becoming climate resilient: Steps to a fair and green recovery in Southeast Asia’s rice value chain

  • November 30, 2020
  • 4:00 pm HKT

The impacts of climate change are set to have profound impacts on the rice value chain, resulting in significant declines in yield matched with higher prices. At the same time, rice production accounts for nearly 11% of Asia’s emissions.

In recent years, industry players have come together to find solutions to these profound problems, launching various working groups, multistakeholder initiatives and other platforms that seek to promote climate smart agriculture centered around improving the resilience of farmers and ensuring a stable supply of this staple crop.

Complicated by the pandemic, rice farmers are adapting to a new normal overshadowed by climate change, which for many, is more worrisome, as effects will be lasting.

In partnership with Oxfam’s GRAISEA initiative, join Oxfam’s Le Nguyet Minh and Nguyen Ngoc Huy, Proximity Designs’ Nang Seng Aye, climate smart agriculture, land use policy and climate finance expert Imelda (Dada) Bacudo and ELEVATE’s Senior Director Mabel Wong on 30 November at 3:00PM Bangkok. We will explore adaptation strategies of farmers to climate change, as well as the needs of smallholders as we shift from response to recovery: Demanding to build back better protect livelihoods in the rice value chain and help improve the resilience of smallholder farmers.

During the webinar we will discuss the following themes:

  • Impacts of climate change and COVID-19 on the rice value chain in Southeast Asia
  • Smallholder farmer strategies to adapt to, and mitigate the effects of climate change
  • Investment opportunities to protect farmers and improve sustainable agriculture in the longer term
  • Other opportunities for the green recovery based on needs of farmers


  • 15:00 to 16:45 GMT +7 (Bangkok, Hanoi)
  • 16:00 to 17:45 GMT + 8 (Hong Kong, Singapore)
  • 8:00 to 9:45 GMT (London)


Le Nguyet Minh

Global Agriculture Advisor, Oxfam

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Beau Damen

Natural Resources Officer – Climate Change and Bioenergy, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Nang Seng Aye

Chief Agronomist, Proximity Designs

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Nguyen Ngoc Huy

Senior Climate Change Advisor, Oxfam in Vietnam

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Mabel Wong

Mabel Wong

Senior Director, Sustainability Consulting Asia Pacific, ELEVATE

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Imelda (Dada) Bacudo

Advisor to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

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