Cambodia Hosts a Regional Agriculture Workshop in Siem Reap

Cambodia is hosting the Workshop on Seeds Without Borders: Regional Cooperation for Seed-Sharing in Siem Reap cultural province.

This two-day event was opened under the presidency of H.E. Veng Sakhon, Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

The workshop will discuss regional cooperation for seed-sharing and examine the progress of South Asia Seed Policy Agreement, said a news release of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

According to the International Rice Research Institute, the event brings together officials from Cambodia, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam to discuss collaborative ways to improve the welfare of resource-poor farming families through innovative agricultural research.

This workshop provided a platform for the participants to share their experience with neighbouring countries and to aid other nations in determining how the extension of such an agreement could positively impact the rice sector of their respective countries.

This is an opportune time for rice-growing countries to work toward a regional seed diplomacy that could benefit a higher number of farmers and consumers, leading to the development and strengthening of the rice sector.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press