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Agriculture In Asean

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Autor:  anton  07 May 2011
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Bangkok, Thailand, Nov 07: the 29th Summit of Asian Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) and the 7th Summit of Asian Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry plus 3 (China, Japan and Korean) (AMAF +3)were held from 1st to 3rd November 2007. Vietnam delegation was lead by Dr. Cao Duc Phat, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). In the Summits, Dr. Thira Sutabutra, the Minister of Thailand Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and Dr. Cao Duc Phat, the Minister of MARD were nominated to be the chairman and vice chairman respectively.

At the summits, the ministers stressed the importance of the agriculture, forestry and aquaculture cooperation within the framework of AMAF and AMAF+3 and requested to strengthen the regional cooperation in this field, especially application of new technology in line with the international standards in order to increase the position and the competitiveness of Asian agricultural products in both region and on the world so that an active and sustainable development Asian community can be formed.

The Ministers ratified key documents relevant to the standard harmonization of excess of amount of pesticide, standards for 3 big fruits (grapefruit, rambutan, and papaw), standard for vaccine, guided to determine and control the seafood safety danger during processing; recognized the Asian laboratory for veterinary testing, strengthened the control of epidemic disease of castle and aquaculture in the region; establishing Asian Shrimp Alliance; ratified the Asian bird flu control and clearance strategy for 2008-2010; kept on the forestry cooperation towards sustainable development, enhanced the forestry laws enforcement; Convention of International Trafficking of Extinction Species, issuing the indicators and Asian parameters on sustainable tropical forestry management, reports on evaluation and monitoring the Asian forestry management, guided Asian to implement the inter-nations forum on forestry.

The ministers highly appreciated the cooperation between China, Japan, Korea, international organizations and other countries such as Australia, Germany, ADB, FAO, IRRI, OIE, SEAFDEC and ASEAN in the field of food, agriculture, forestry and aquaculture.

At the Summit, Asian signed the Agreement of cooperation with the International Veterinary Organization (IVO), exchanged letters of cooperation to Southeast Asia Fishery Development Center. The ministers ratified 9 project cooperation proposals within the framework of ASIAN +3 in which there are 3 Chinese proposals, 1 Japanese proposal, and 5 Korean proposals. They also ratified the implementation pro-length of Southeast Asia Rice fund so that the phase 2 of the food security information project is launched.

The 30th Summit AMAF and the 8th Summit of AMAF +3 are planned to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam in October 2008.

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