Trade Facilitation for Improved Sanitary and Phytosanitary Handling in the Greater Mekong Subregion Trade

Ongoing
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Regional
October 1, 2012
February 1, 2018
USD 11,000,000
Project has gender component.
Mr. Alan Brooks
Project / Program Manager
Email: a.brooks@cgiar.org
Phone: +855 (23) 223-209

Project Information

The project aims to strengthen institutions and operational and management capacities in Cambodia and the Lao PDR in operating cost-effective sanitary and phytosanitary systems that facilitate trade and protect health. The project focuses on GMS trade in agriculture, food, and forestry products for which sanitary and phytosanitary measures for plant health, animal health, and food safety apply.

The project seeks to establish, strengthen, and implement the following:

  • Surveillance and inspection programs for plant health, animal health, and food safety;
  • Enhanced education levels and university training of SPS specialists; and
  • Regional cooperation and harmonization for SPS measures and practices.

It will selectively strengthen food safety capacities of private food handling enterprises and restaurants in tourist areas. The project is being implemented by the national authorities in the countries.

Complementary Information

The project has incorporated gender issues, including gender benefits and gender analyses. For example, women's participation in trainings has been identified and reflected in the legal agreements and the design and monitoring framework.

Project Locations

Cambodia, Laos

Project Sectors

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