"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."

Gender and Food Security Developments

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)

From Rags to Riches: Mr. Roth Chan and Mrs. Lek Sophy of Cambodia by Chantola Nat, National Secretariat Specialist, WGA-Cambodia

Mr. Roth Chan, 36 years old, his wife, Mrs. Lek Sophy, 35 years old, and 3 kids live in Chrork Mtes commune, Bavet city, Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia. The couple supports their kids with farming, planting rice in 2.8 ha of their farmland and vegetables (0.2 ha during the rainy season and 0.4 ha for […] (READ MORE)

Viewpoint: Vietnam Assessment Mission, September 2016

Vietnam: TA8163 Assessment Mission September 2016.   The first round of LOA implementation in Vietnam are designed in 8 projects under LOA funding modality under TA-8163, which located in both Red River Delta and Mekong River Delta provinces of the country. These activities include policy development, innovative researches and studies for application and practical supports […] (READ MORE)