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ACCEPTANCE MESSAGE FROM THE NEW COORDINATION UNIT (CU) PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 June 2012 01:37

Greetings from the Philippines!

At the outset, I would like to thank and congratulate Indonesia for serving as the Coordination Unit (CU) of ASOCON for the past 23 years. The men and women behind who shared their skills and expertise to develop and disseminate soil and water conservation technologies to small farmers had laid the foundation to pursue regional efforts to address desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD) within the region. There were challenges along the way, but these further strengthened our resolve to cooperate and work together within the region to harmonize our efforts, look forward to expand ASOCON membership, and link with other global networks particularly the WOCAT.

The concurrence of member-countries during the 14th National Consultative Board meeting held on March 27, 2012 in Antipolo City, Philippines, for us to serve as the new CU of ASOCON is another milestone in our agency’s history. As the focal agency of the Philippines to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), we at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management are greatly honored to take that responsibility. While we are committed to promote and implement sustainable land management (SLM) to address DLDD at the country level, being the new CU of ASOCON will broaden our sphere and reinforce our interactions with members of ASOCON. We humbly accept the challenge of being the new CU, and we hope that everybody will actively participate in all the undertakings of ASOCON to preserve our gains and revitalize it as a regional network on soil and water conservation. ASOCON is our network, let us be united, and utilize it as venue for regional cooperation to respond to the challenges of DLDD.

Thank you and more power!


DR. SILVINO Q. TEJADA, CESO III
Director
Bureau of Soils and Water Management
Department of Agriculture

Philippines

Last Updated on Friday, 22 June 2012 07:53
 

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