"For the GMS to be recognized as the leading producer of safe food using climate-friendly practices and integrated into global markets through regional economic corridors."

Climate-Friendly Agriculture Developments

Laotian way of Grouping Farmers – a pathway out of poverty by Inthadom Akkharath, National Secretariat Specialist, WGA-Lao PDR, and Lourdes Adriano, CASP2 Team Leader

Lurking poverty Lao PDR, a landlocked and lower-middle income economy with a gross national income per capita of $1,730 in 2015, is one of the fastest growing economies in the Asia-Pacific region. Growth domestic product growth averaged 7% over the last decade (World Bank 2016). Poverty in Lao PDR has also declined considerably from 33.5% […] (READ MORE)

From Four to Nine cows – the story of Son Na by Son Le Trung, National Secretariat Specialist, WGA-Viet Nam

Son Na- their home and the impending threat on their livelihood This is the story of Mrs. Huynh Thi Son Na and her husband, Mr. Yet Folla. Both of Khmer ethnicity, they live in a far-flung and poor area called Thuan Hung commune, My Tu district in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang. This […] (READ MORE)

Participatory Guarantee System–a pro small scale farmer approach to quality assurance: The case of the Thup Thai Organic Cooperative by Saowarop Panyacheewin, National Secretariat Specialist, WGA-Thailand

What is PGS? Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) as defined by IFOAM, are locally focused quality assurance systems. The PGS system allows for peer certification by producers based on active participation of stakeholders and are built on a foundation of trust, social networks, and knowledge exchange. PGS is rather a new concept, coined after the joint […] (READ MORE)

Green and Clean Asparagus for All: The story of Mr. Myint Thein from Myanmar by Myat Thuzar Thein, National Secretariat Specialist, WGA-Myanmar

Mr. Myint Thein, 52 years old, hails from Kohywar Thapyay Kone Village, Pobbathiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay Region, Myanmar. He was one of the farmers selected in February 2015 by the Department of Agriculture (DOA) in Myanmar to develop a demonstration farm on asparagus. The DOA was implementing demonstration farms to showcase climate-friendly agriculture […] (READ MORE)