Germany Supports Sustainable Agrifood Systems in Laos
 
Feb 04, 2015
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GIZ (German International Cooperation) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR. The MoU aims to provide a framework and enhance closer cooperation between the two parties to meet their mutually determined goals and objectives in promoting sustainable agrifood systems towards food security in Lao PDR. The implementation is through the ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems (SAS) Project.

The partnership is based on the support of German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on Sustainable Agrifood Systems to ASEAN and Laos through GIZ as the implementing agency.

The areas of collaboration are 1) Awareness raising as well as information and knowledge dissemination on the ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework and the ASEAN Guidelines on the Regulation, Use and Trade of Biological Control Agents for government officers and SMEs; 2) Capacity development in promoting sustainable food production in accordance with the national policy, AIFS Framework and the ASEAN Guidelines on the Regulation, Use and Trade of Biological Control Agents; and 3) Establishment of national platform for the development of sustainable agrifood systems.

For more information:  http://asean-agrifood.org/
Photo shows Dr. Monthathip Chanphengxay, centre, Director General of the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, shakes hands with Mr. Ernst Hustaedt, Country Director of GIZ Laos.

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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is owned by the German government and with operations around the globe, GIZ provides services in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ also works on behalf of other public and private sector clients both in Germany and overseas. These include the governments of other countries, the European Commission, the United Nations and other donor organizations. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries and employs approximately 17,000 staff worldwide.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Siriporn Treepornpairat, Public Information Manager, GIZ
Tel: 66 2 661 9273 ext. 63 E-mail: siriporn.treepornpairat@giz.de

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