Expansion of Subregional Cooperation in Agriculture in the Greater Mekong Subregion (Cofinanced by the Government of the People's Republic of China)

Date: August 2007
Document Type: Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements / TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements
Project Number: 36620-012; 36620-022

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The change in scope and increase in TA amount would support the technical assistance on cross-border agricultural trade and investment. The additional grant resource offered by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will allow the TA to undertake special studies in order to: (i) provide an interim strategy on policies, technologies, institutions, markets,social and environmental issues in the biofuel subsector of the GMS; and (ii) develop a medium term strategy and targeted interventions for a follow-up phase to be implemented by the GMS Working Group in Agriculture (WGA) and other relevant agencies, for integrating biofuel and rural renewable energy production and rural agriculture for poverty reduction.