At the THAIFEX-World of Food Asia 2017 in Bangkok, the Greater Mekong Subregion Pavilion will feature high-quality, safe, and environment-friendly food products from the six GMS countries. Photo: ADB.

Mekong Countries Showcase Environment-Friendly Agriculture in Bangkok

The Greater Mekong Subregion Working Group on Agriculture is organizing two policy forums, a GMS Pavilion, chef shows, and coffee and tea demonstrations at the THAIFEX-World of Food Asia 2017 on 31 May to 4 June 2017. These activities will be held at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand.

The GMS Working Group on Agriculture supports the implementation of the Core Agriculture Support Program Phase 2 (CASP 2) under the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program. CASP 2 aims to make the subregion an internationally recognized producer of safe and environment-friendly agriculture products that are integrated globally. CASP 2 is managed through a technical assistance project administered by the Asian Development Bank.

THAIFEX is one of Asia’s largest food trade fairs. It attracted more than 40,000 visitors and more than 2,000 exhibitors from 40 countries in 2016.

The theme of the multi-stakeholder policy forum is “GMS as One: Unified Regional Approaches to Food Safety and Market Access.” The policy dialogues will be held in the afternoon of 31 May and in the morning of 1 June.

The theme for the GMS Pavilion is “Discover GMS: Asia’s Natural Hub.” The pavilion will showcase high-quality, safe, and environment-friendly food produced in the six GMS countries: Cambodia, People’s Republic of China (Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

For more information and to register, visit the event’s website.

Download the event’s brochure, poster, and GMS Top Chefs Show flyer.