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Inception Workshop in Lao PDR

Update by Webadmin 2021-08-05 07:40:40

On 6 July 2021, AFSIS Secretariat and Center for Agricultural Statistics (CAS), Department of Planning and Finance (DoPF), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Lao PDR had conducted the virtual Inception Workshop on Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture (SAS-PSA) in Lao PDR.

The main purposes of this Inception Workshop are to inform the objective and the future work plan of the SAS-PSA project, discuss the on-going implementations of the SAS-PSA in Lao PDR, and to get suggestions from all the stakeholders in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Lao PDR.

The session was opened by the warm welcome speech of Ms. Vivanh Souvannamethy, Director of CAS, and followed by the notable opening remarks by Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager.

During the meeting, the delegates were informed with the background of the SAS-PSA Project, along with the brief Methodogy of SDG Indicator 2.4.1. by Mr. NIIMI Tomohiro, the Japanese Expert.

Afterward, activities and work plan of the SAS-PSA Project in Lao PDR were presented by Mr. Sengphachan Khounthikoummane, National Consultant of CAS. The Meeting was informed that 1) The SAS-PSA Project in Lao PDR will be starting from 1 May 2021 to 31 March 2022 2) Household samples are 220 households from 10 districts in Khammuane province 3) The manual and questionnaires have now been updated in Lao language 4) The CAPI, the survey solution programme, will be used for interview farmers.

Lastly, Ms. Vivanh Souvannamethy, Director of CAS, DoPF, MAF of Lao PDR expressed the sincere gratitude to the AFSIS Secretariat and MAFF, Japan for the implementation of the SAS-PSA Project in Lao PDR as it is the fundamental step to improve agricultural statistics and support SDG indicator 2.4.1. in the region.

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