CAM--(i) Plant Health: pest lists for rice and maize has been finalized; and development of pest list for cassava, mango and citrus is ongoing. The greenhouse, lab and lab equipment have been completed/delivered.
LAO--Nine pest lists developed. Fourteen pest surveys have been completed for rice (2), corn (2), banana, cassava, watermelon, tobacco, sorghum, sacha inchi, job's tear, rubber, maize and the outbreak for locusts, and this information has been uploaded on the IPPC website and share with regional trading partners.
CAM--(ii) Animal Health: 12 TAD outbreaks in five provinces have been responded; one TAD training for technical staff have been conducted; three TAD awareness training in four provinces have been conducted involving 1,600 farmers and stakeholders, three import handling awareness training have been concluded benefiting 800 farmers and stakeholders; two border surveillances have been completed, database management has been set up; and validation of protocol for analysis using Elisa screening test on drug residue has been completed.
LAO--Animal disease outbreak response capacity has already been improved through new equipment and training under the project and can be applied nationwide to outbreaks. The department responded to two FMD outbreaks in 2015 and two in 2016.
LAO--Animal disease outbreak response capacity has already been improved through new equipment and training under the project and can be applied nationwide to outbreaks. The department responded to two FMD outbreaks in 2015 and two in 2016. These FMD outbreaks has been reported to the OIE and to counterparts in neighboring countries, which is an indication of Lao PDR's reliability in reporting such occurrences.
CAM-- 791 samples from 15 sites in Phnom Penh and 150 samples from Siem Reap and Sihanoukville have been collected and tested for chemical contamination; rapid test kits have been used to provide on job training for 80 interns of ITC; one workshop on technical regulations and food inspection and certification in Siem Reap has been conducted benefiting 95 participants from regulatory agencies, private sectors, and universities; specifications for development of database software for food safety information in CamControl was completed; 305 restaurants have applied for hygiene certificates and logo certificates and 159 applications has been approved; one training on surveillance of food safety have been given to 25 health officials; One food poisoning case has been investigated and recommendations have been given to the restaurant owner to improve hygiene and mitigate health risk to consumers.
LAO-- A risk categorization framework and guideline for surveillance has been developed. The mobile laboratory has already collected 3,145 food samples to test for contaminations. The bi-annual food safety surveillance plan has been approved. Testing for salmonella, E-coli and pesticides in fresh product, sulphites, borax and formalin is underway in Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Champasack provinces.
Checklists have been developed for three tiers of restaurants types. The pilot phase has been completed with training provided to 130 restaurants and food establishments and the scoring system trialed in 68 restaurants in Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Champasack provinces.
LAO--Good progress under the Surveillance systems, included design of surveillance and sampling plans. Consultant for GMP training and auditing commenced on June 2016.
CAM: The AE-CIU finalized the technical specifications of laboratory equipment for New Microbiology Laboratory Building.
LAO--Implementation progress under this output is satisfactory. Revision of curriculums for (i) bachelor or sciences in plant protection (4-year course); (ii) bachelor of veterinary public health (6-year course); and (iii) bachelor of sciences in agricultural economics and food technology (4-year course) was completed and approved by the Ministry of Education and Sports in October 2015. Training materials were also finalized. The revised curricula are being used by students this academic year. Construction of teaching facilities was completed in December 2015. Laboratory equipment were procured and installed.
CAM--Minister of MAFF officially launched the updated four curriculums for Faculty of Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and Agro-Industry in March 2016.
CAM--One official form CamControl participated in a Regional on Development of ASEAN Food Safety Requirements for Food Contaminants from 15-16 March 2016 in Malaysia.
LAO--There have been eight bilateral working group meetings on Plant Health conducted, five with the PRC, one with Thailand and two with Vietnam to exchange pest lists and pest reports. Overall this activity is estimated to be 66% completed and is expected to be fully completed over the remaining term of the Project implementation period with 4 more meetings in 2016 and 2017, assuming adequate available funds remain for these activities.
On Animal Health there have been eight bilateral working group meetings conducted, three each with Thailand and Vietnam and two with PRC to discuss and agree on TAD control measures along the borders with these countries and to improve technical collaboration and coordination with them in order to facilitate cross border trade and comply with the SPS Agreement. Overall this activity is estimated to be 57% completed with completion of 8 of the 14 meetings targeted. With limited funds for such meetings and only 1.6 years remaining it is expected that only 4 more meetings will be conducted in 2016 and 2017, for a total of 12 of 14 meetings conducted during the implementation period of the Project.
On Food Safety, there have been five bilateral working group meetings conducted to facilitate bilateral cooperation and information sharing on surveillance activities. Overall this activity is estimated to be 41% completed with completion of 5 of the 12 meetings targeted. With limited funds for such meetings and only 1.6 years remaining it is expected that only 5 more meetings will be conducted in 2016 and 2017, for a total of 10 of 14 meetings conducted during the implementation period of the Project.
CAM-- The PMU has been established and fully staffed.
LAO--Project fully staffed and operational from 2013
CAM-- CIUs have been established and fully staffed.
LAO--8 components established and staffed
LAO--Financial, operational and monitoring and evaluation system in place