Stakeholder meeting for Greater Mekong Cassava Seed Systems

Following the 14th Thailand-Cambodia Technical Cooperation Meeting. The meeting, held in 2017, acknowledged progress in preparing a cooperation work plan for development. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the collaboration, originally spanning from 2017 to 2019, was extended until 2021, focusing on public health, education, and agriculture.

During the meeting, discussions primarily revolved around operations within the agricultural sector, with plans outlined for enhancing productivity, developing cooperative systems, improving fisheries and aquaculture production, and human resource development in Cambodia.

Under the plan for enhancing agricultural productivity, projects such as the development program on cassava in border provinces, improvement of rice seed production quality, and promotion of climate resilience in farming communities were highlighted. Additionally, cooperative systems were targeted for strengthening under Project 2.1.

The plan for improving fisheries and aquaculture production included a training course on the use of mobile hatchery as a tool for promoting aquaculture and fisheries co-management in Cambodia. Finally, human resource development in Cambodia was emphasized under Plan 4.

The document underscores the commitment of both Thailand and Cambodia to continuing their cooperation despite challenges posed by the pandemic. Through collaborative efforts, they aim to address key issues in agriculture and ensure sustainable development in the region.

Source: Stakeholder Meeting for Greater Mekong Cassava Seed Systems. Report on an International Workshop held at Phnom Penh, Cambodia, December 7th, 2022 (