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E-Newsletter: Vol. 30

1. Reporting of the INWEPF 6th Steering Meeting and Symposium

The 6th steering meeting of INWEPF and symposium were held at JICA Research Institute in Tokyo from November 16th to 18th, 2009 by INWEPF Japanese committee. The meetings with participants from 17 member countries and the concerned persons were successfully ended.

Over 130 people participated in the symposium held on 16th, and had a time for discussion and exchanged opinions with presenters.

The representatives from INWEPF member countries had a steering meeting and working group (WG) meetings on 17th. The target of this phase as 'Promotion of sustainable paddy farming' and concrete roadmap (ex. implementation of case studies, collection cases) toward World Water Forum 6 (WWF6) held in 2012 were decided.

The participants from INWEPF member countries visited to Ryoso Land Improvement District in Togane City, Chiba Prefecture and Oyama Senmaida Rice Terraces in Kamogawa City, Chiba Prefecture on 18th.They discussed and exchanged opinions with the concerned persons.

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(source: Japanese Committee)