Fourth Meeting of GMS Working Group on Agriculture (WGA-4): Summary of Proceedings
The Fourth Meeting of the GMS Working Group on Agriculture (WGA-4) was held in Siem Reap , Cambodia on 6-8 December 2006, jointly hosted by ADB and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of the Royal Government of Cambodia. The theme of the Meeting was "Strengthening Strategic Partnership for Accelerated Agricultural Development and Poverty Reduction." Over 80 participants, including delegates from the six GMS countries, representatives from development partner agencies including multilateral and bilateral donors and international research organizations, the private sector, and ADB attended the Meeting.
The Meeting approved the revised Draft Strategic Framework for GMS Cooperation in Agriculture and Core Agriculture Support Program (CASP) for 2006-2010. The Strategic Framework and CASP are expected to be endorsed by the GMS Agriculture Ministers at their meeting in Beijing , PRC in April 2007. WGA-4 also discussed substantive and administrative preparations for the forthcoming Ministers' Meeting.
To facilitate the mobilization of resources to implement the priority projects under the CASP, a Development Cooperation Market Place was conducted. The Market Place was organized to bring together and engage various stakeholders in agriculture development in the GMS countries in productive dialogue that would lead to innovative partnerships towards the implementation of the CASP.
- Opening Session
- Session 1: (Plenary Session) Draft Strategic Framework for GMS Cooperation in Agriculture and Core Agriculture Support Program (CASP) 2006-2010
- Session 2: Development Cooperation Market Place
- Session 3: Closing Session