The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) has a great opportunity to be a major supplier of safe and environment-friendly agriculture products.
A subregional approach toward safe and environment-friendly agrifood value chains is expected to achieve three main outcomes: greater trade, economies of scale, and inclusive food safety.
The strategy and action plan for 2018–2022 will focus on expanding the markets for safe and environment-friendly agriculture products of farmers and small and medium agro-enterprises in the subregion, while enabling consumers to access safer food products. Underpinning this vision is the access of safe food for all, irrespective of a person’s demographic, income status, and gender. The overriding theme of the GMS strategy for 2018–2022 will be on establishing a food safety regime in the subregion that aligns with regional and international standards. Embedded in the food safety focus is the adoption of environment and climate-friendly agriculture technologies and practices.