Twelfth Meeting of the GMS Working Group on Agriculture (WGA-12)
The 12th Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Working Group on Agriculture (WGA-12) was held on 25 to 26 June 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. The WGA-12 was preceded by the 21st Meeting of the Working Group on Environment (WGE-21) on 23 June 2015, and the 3rd Joint Knowledge Event (JKE-3) of the WGA and WGE on 24 June 2015, with the theme, “Developing Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains in the GMS.”
The meeting was organized and sponsored by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) of Thailand. It was attended by over 65 participants from the six GMS countries (Cambodia, People’s Republic of China [PRC], Lao People’s Democratic Republic [Lao PDR], Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam), ADB, finance partners (Government of Sweden and Nordic Development Fund [NDF]), and the WGA Secretariat (WGA-S).
Resource speakers from the public and private sectors, as well as representatives of development partners1 also attended.
A list of participants is in Appendix 1 and a copy of the Program/Agenda is in Appendix 2.
The meeting was chaired by Doojduan Sasanavin, WGA Coordinator for Thailand and Inspector General of MOAC; and co-chaired by Pavit Ramachandran, Senior Environment Specialist, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Division, Southeast Asia Department, ADB.