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Sub Sector Working Group - Farmers and Agribusiness (SSWG-FAB)

Agenda: Monday, 27 February 2017


Venue: NICE meeting room, Dept of Agriculture Extension and Cooperatives (DAEC)


12.00 – 13.00

Lunch and Registration


13.00 – 13.15


15 min


Opening remarks and Introductions


Chair – Mr. Somxay Sisanonh, Deputy Director General, DAEC/MAF

Co-Chair – Mr. Martin Hasler, Deputy Director of Cooperation, SDC


13.15 – 13.45


20 min P

10 min D

AGREE : promoting agricultural entrepreneurship


Agripreneurs for Green Rural Enterprises and Economy (AGREE) was a voluntary training program and competition conducted at the Northern Agricultural Forestry College. Presentation on the context, process and results to date (Andrew Bartlett).


13.45 – 14.15


20 min P

10 min D

Study on Cardamom Value Chain in Oudomxay


A number of projects have promoted cardamom production in Northern Laos, but farmers continue to face difficulties with production and marketing. What can be done to improve results for small farmers?  (Thiphavong Boupha).


14.15 – 14.45

Coffee break

14.45 – 15.15


20 min P

10 min D

Innovative training for Farmer Leaders


Capable leaders are a key factor in the success of Farmer Organisations. CORD joined forces with STELLA to organise training that helps farmer leaders better understand their role (Jeng Siriphone)


15.15 – 15.45


30 min

Any other business


To be determined


15.45 – 16.00

15 min

Closing remarks



Approximate timing:  P = presentation, D = discussion

Feb 27th 2017
12.00 - 16.00
Vientiane Province
Dept of Agriculture Extension and Cooperatives (DAEC)
Agriculture, Forestry & Livestock
SSWG-FAB Secretariat
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