13th Annual Meeting of the GMS Working Group on Agriculture

The 13th Annual Meeting of the GMS Working Group on Agriculture (WGA AM-13) is hosted by Viet Nam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The meeting will (i) report on the highlights of the Core Agriculture Support Program (CASP) 2 achievements and key results in 2015; (ii) present the findings of the Midterm Review (MTR) of the regional technical assistance (TA) supporting CASP 2 implementation and provide strategic directions from the MTR; (iii) present the updated work plan and program priorities for 2016-2017; and (iv) update on upcoming GMS Program events and their implications and links to CASP 2 work.

Technical working sessions during the event will (i) present, discuss, and seek WGA endorsement of the draft strategy for promoting safe and environment-friendly agro-food value chain investments in the GMS; (ii) review and discuss the initial findings and possible design for a GMS-wide agricultural information service; and (iii) validate the results-based monitoring framework developed to date and further improve the framework and strengthen the indicators in the TA design and monitoring framework.