A sector working group meeting on agriculture and rural development was held in Vientiane Capital on September 20 to discuss agricultural and rural development.
Present at the meeting were government officials, development partners and other stakeholders. The objective of the meeting was to prepare to report to the round table meeting in November.
The meeting was co-chaired by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Mr. Phuangparisack Pravongviengkham, and French Ambassador to Laos Mrs. Claudine Ledoux.
Participants of the meeting reviewed 10-years of support for the creation of a policy on farmer assistance and agricultural business operations.
Development partners heard about the Agriculture Development Strategy to 2025 and Vision 2030 aiming to ensure national food security through clean, safe and sustainable agriculture and building on agricultural production potential that contributes significantly to the nations’ economy, according to its objectives of industrialisation and modernisation.
After hearing the report and Agriculture Development Strategy, the government officials and development partners exchanged ideas to ensure that the implementation is effective.