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.