Strengthening Lao PDR's capacity to gain and maintain market access for fresh fruit and vegetable produce to the EU and other potential markets

Start Date 
10/07/2017
End Date 
31/12/2017

Strengthening Lao PDR's capacity to gain and maintain market access for fresh fruit and vegetable produce to the EU and other potential markets

This PPG, requested by the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR will be used to:

  • Take stock of ongoing and planned projects supporting the SPS sector (with a particular focus on the fresh fruit and vegetables sector), and identify critical SPS capacity building needs, gaps and possible synergies with other ongoing/planned activities;

  • Undertake fieldwork to analyse constraints faced by the fruits and vegetable sector in terms of compliance with SPS requirements of importing countries (including the EU) related to the detection of quarantine pests, microbial and pesticide contamination, and explore options to overcome these to enhance market access; and

  • Conduct a workshop to discuss and confirm the priorities identified during fieldwork and develop a focused project proposal to address weaknesses in Lao PDR's existing SPS system with the aim to strengthen and augment the export of fresh fruit and vegetable products to the EU and other potential markets.

Documents 
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PDF icon STDF_PPG_548_Application_Oct16.pdf3.38 MB
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Reference Number 
STDF/PPG/548
Status 
On-going
Project Value (US$) 
34,670
STDF Contribution (US$)  
34,670
Beneficiaries 
Lao PDR
Implementing Entities 
Mr Lum Keng Yeang