GMS Launches Strategy for Safe and Environmentally-Friendly Agriculture Products

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have endorsed a 5-year strategy to establish the subregion as a leading supplier of “safe and environmentally-friendly agriculture products.” The 2018-2022 GMS Strategy and Siem Reap Action Plan was approved at the 2nd GMS Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-2) in Siem Reap on 8 September.

Ramesh Subramaniam, Director General of the Asian Development Bank’s Southeast Asia department, emphasized ADB’s ongoing support to help the GMS countries realize their potential in building safe and sustainable food systems.

“With the GMS countries’ shared borders and increasingly connected agriculture supply chains, they are well-positioned to supply safe and quality food with a reduced environment footprint to its Southeast Asian neighbors and the world,” said Mr. Subramaniam.

GMS Core Environment Program representatives were at the ministers’ meeting to promote the value of CLUMondo as a land-use planning tool to support environmentally sustainable agriculture. CEP held a side session on CLUMondo on 7 September and hosted a CEP knowledge booth featuring the tool at the AMM-2 knowledge marketplace. Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister, His Excellency Hor Namhong, and Heads of Delegations from the six countries visited the booth.

CEP also judged environment category winners for the GMS Choice Awards at AMM-2. The Cambodian fish sauce producers, Khmer Prahoc Product Standard Association, won the environmentally-friendly packaging award, and Genius Shan Highlands Coffee from Myanmar, the most environment-friendly agro-food tourism destination.

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Publish Date: 11th September 2017

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