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SWG Agriculture and Rural Development

Dear all members and partners of the SWG-ARD,

We would like to inform you that our next Sector Working Group meeting on Agriculture and Rural Development will take place on the Wednesday 27th of September all day in the MAF conference room, so you may mark your Calendar. The tentative agenda please look at the below attach file.

Kind regard

Secretariat SWG-ARD



Secretariat of the Sector Working Group on Agriculture and Rural Development (SWG-ARD)

Ministry of Agriculture,
Department of Planning and Cooperation, Division of International Cooperation.

Tel: +856-21 415358

SWG ARD Secretariat
Sep 27th 2017
08.00 - 15.00
Vientiane Municipality
Agriculture, Forestry & Livestock
Secretariat SWG ARD

Tentative Agenda

Sector Working Group – Agriculture and Rural Development (SWG-ARD) MEETING


Date:                            27th September 2017

Time-duration:             08:30 to 15:00

Venue:                         Meeting Hall, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Patouxay, Vientiane Capital.




08:15 – 08:30

Arrival, registration

SWG-ARD Secretariat’s (DoPC/ DIC)

08:30 – 08:35

Purpose and objectives of the meeting

Agenda preview

MC: Mr. Phanisone Samountry, DIC, DoPC, MAF

08:35 – 08:50


Opening remarks by the chair of the SWG-ARD

·   Update on the restructuring of MAF

·   Update on Commercialization Policies

·   Upcoming RTM/RTIM


Opening remarks by the co-chairs of the


Minister of MAF: H.E. Dr. Phouang Parisak Pravongviengkham




France Ambassador:

H.E. Mme. Claudine Ledoux

FAO Country Representative:

Mr. Stephen Rudgard 

08:50  – 09:20

Presentation 1: Report from the SWG-ARD Secretariat

·   Presentation of the revised TOR and final structure of the SWG-ARD

·   Updates from the SSWGs:





·   Overview of the revised poverty eradication criteria and Development criteria

·   Report on special issues

SWG-ARD Secretariat, DOPF

09:20 – 09:40

Questions and discussion

All members and participants

09:40 – 10:05

Presentation 2: Multi-sectoral livestock disease outbreak management


10:05 – 10:25

Questions and discussion

All members and participants

10:25 – 10:45

Coffee break

All members and participants

10:45 – 11:15

Presentation 3: Contract Farming (TBC),


11:15 – 11:45

Questions and discussion

All members and participants

11:45 – 13.15


All members and participants

13:15 - 13:40

Presentation 4: Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture


13:40 - 14:00

Questions and discussion

All members and participants

14:00 – 14:20

Presentation 5: Draft report to RTM/RTIM

SWG-ARD Secretariat, DOPF

14:20 – 14:40

Discussion and finalization of recommendations

All members and participants

14:40 – 15:00

Summary and closing comments by Chair and Co-Chairs of the SWG-ARD

Chair and Co-chairs


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