GMS officials discuss ways to improve food safety


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At the 13th Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Agriculture (WGA AM-13) of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), agriculture officials discussed ways to improve food safety and trade, climate friendly agriculture and bioenergy and biomass management.
The GMS includes Cambodia, Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
The WGA AM-13 focused on improving the market access of GMS-produced safe and climate-friendly agriculture products regionally and globally. Officials reviewed the implementation of the GMS Core Agriculture Support Program Phase II (CASP2), which aims to make the GMS an internationally-recognized producer of safe and environment-friendly agriculture products that are integrated globally. The CASP2 is managed through ADB-administered technical assistance.
“This 13th Annual Meeting takes place at a time when all our GMS countries are working together to finalize their respective first letter of agreement (LOA),” said Vu Van Minh, Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Viet Nam. “The LOA mechanism enables country direct involvement in program activities, thus fostering country ownership. Such is the core of cooperation in the CASP2 framework in each country, together with a number of parallel regional cooperation initiatives and activities.”
The WGA AM-13 also presented a blueprint on the supply of safe and environment-friendly agri-food for endorsement by the next GMS Ministerial Conference in December 2016. The blueprint for 2018-2022 has a four-pronged agenda of increasing productivity in agro-based value chains, promoting favorable business environment, developing market linkages and branding “made in GMS agro products”, and strengthening institutions for market development./.

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John Smith 1/8/16 21:34

Urbanization is set to play an ever greater role in the development of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries, transforming their economies and providing support to green economic growth.

Gentle Moon 1/8/16 21:35

By 2050, when urban areas are set to reach 64%–74%, urban gross domestic product will grow to an estimated 70%–80%.

LawrenceSamuels 1/8/16 21:35

By consolidating and deepening development along existing corridors, and improving environmental conditions, the GMS can prepare for future green growth.

Jane smartnic 1/8/16 21:36

Modern environmental services and infrastructure (e.g., water, wastewater, and solid waste management) support green development and will contribute to positive health impacts.

yobro yobro 1/8/16 21:37

Improved climate resilience (e.g., through flood control measures) will mean reduced losses from climate change impacts.

Love Peace 1/8/16 21:38

Improved urban performance will translate into enhanced productivity and increased attractiveness for investors and residents, providing support to a green economy.

MaskOf Zero 1/8/16 21:40

“Greening” road freight in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) will help participating countries achieve their Sustainable Development Goals, as well as providing economic benefits.

Only Solidar 1/8/16 21:41

Green freight approaches can greatly reduce fuel costs for transport companies, along with reducing their carbon footprint, which will help countries meet their commitments to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Pack Cassiopian 1/8/16 21:42

We need the right balance of regulations and incentives to ensure companies have access to technologies, driver training, and improved logistics management. Financing will be a key challenge.

Deck Hero14 1/8/16 21:49

We should find a best way to maintain eco-system balance for Mekong sub-region!

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