Food safety capacity-building needs to be driven at both the technical and policy levels, through close partnership between the public and private sectors, says H.E. Mr San Vanty, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Kingdom of Cambodia, in a conversation with Food Industry Asia (FIA).
Mr Vanty was a member of the Cambodian ministerial delegation that served as the host of The Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Agriculture Ministers' Meeting (GMS AMM-2
) that took place in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 6-8 September 2017. The meeting and its sideline events, the Siem Reap Policy Forum and the Public-Private Roundtable, brought together leaders and experts from across public, private and inter-governmental sectors to discuss multi-stakeholder efforts
needed to put into action the GMS Safe & Environment-Friendly Agro-based Value Chain Policy (SEAP) Strategy and Siem Reap Action Plan for 2018-2022.
Through the conference, “GMS: Towards Inclusive, Safe, and Sustainable Agriculture Value Chains”, FIA pledged to partner
with the GMS Working Group on Agriculture (GMS WGA
) – which comprises the Asian Development Bank, development organisations and the six ministries of agriculture in the GMS – in the area of food safety capacity-building and strengthening of systems
, through collaborative work such as the establishment of mechanisms for laboratory capacity-building and development of data-sharing networks across governments and businesses.
H.E. Mr San Vanty, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Kingdom of Cambodia, presents outcomes from the Siem Reap Policy Forum and Public-Private Roundtable discussions to delegates from governments, industry and development organisations, during The Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Agriculture Ministers' Meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on 8 September 2017.
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