Food Industry Asia (FIA) has pledged to support the six countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in building capacity and strengthening food safety systems across the region.
Representing the private sector, FIA will bring together governments, policymakers and industry leaders through high-level dialogue to drive the food safety agenda.
This commitment was made at a conference on the “GMS: Towards Inclusive, Safe, and Sustainable Agriculture Value Chains”, held recently in Siem Reap, Cambodia, which culminated with the Second GMS Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting (GMS AMM-2), Matt Kovac, FIA’s executive director said on Tuesday.
The GMS comprises the Kingdom of Cambodia; People’s Republic of China, specifically Yunnan province and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Republic of the Union of Myanmar; Kingdom of Thailand; and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The AMM-2 brought together the agriculture ministers from these countries, who each endorsed the GMS Strategy and Siem Reap Action Plan for Promoting Safe and Environment-Friendly Agro-Based Value Chains in the GMS for 2018-2022.