Sixth Meeting of GMS Working Group on Agriculture (WGA-6): Summary of Proceedings

Date: November 2009
Type: Conference Proceedings
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Series: Proceedings of the Meetings of the GMS Working Group on Agriculture

Description

The Sixth Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion Working Group on Agriculture (WGA-6) was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 13-14 October 2009. The Meeting had the following objectives: (i) to identify critical WGA strategic interventions that address issues on food security, agricultural trade facilitation and climate change; (ii) to review and refocus the WGA priority initiatives under the Core Agriculture Support Program as reflected in the Vientiane Plan of Action; and (iii) to mobilize support from development partners to implement Core Agriculture Support Program (CASP) initiatives. The meeting was co-chaired by Mrs. Dounghatai Danvivathana, Director of the Bureau of Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand and Mr. Christopher Wensley, Officer-in-Charge of SEAE, ADB. The Meeting was attended by participants from the six GMS countries: Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Resource persons from FAO, IFAD, EOC, IRRI, ADB, and ADBI, representatives of various development partners and the private sector, and individual experts also attended. The Meeting was briefed on key directives from the Third GMS Summit relating to agriculture. The Meeting was attended by participants from the six GMS countries: Cambodia, People’s Republic of China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Resource persons from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), SNV Netherlands Development Organization, GMS Environment Operations Center, Global Organic Market Access Project, Earth Net Foundation and ADB, as well as observers from other development partners, private sector, and individual experts.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Opening Session
  • Session I: Status and Progress of the Core Agriculture Support Program  (CASP)
  • Session II: Regional Cooperation in Agriculture Trade and Investment
  • Session III: Agriculture Trade and Climate Change 
  • Session IV: Initiatives Supporting the CASP 
  • Session V: Facilitating Investments in Key Priority Areas of the CASP 
  • Closing Session