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Production of Certified Fruits and Vegetables in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

Production of Certified Fruits and Vegetables in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

Countries directly benefiting:

Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand
  • Submitting ICB:

    FAO Intergovernmental Group on Tropical Fruits and Vegetables
  • Project executing agency:

    FAO
  • Project cost:

    USD 1,799,902
  • Common fund grant:

    USD 1,664,152
  • Co-financing:

    USD 135,750
  • Project type:

    Ongoing Regular Project
  • Approved:

    31 December 2008
  • Code number:

    FIGTF/24FA
  • Supervisory Body: IFAD 

    The project objective is to upgrade production, handling and transport technologies to improve product safety and enhanced quality as well as output volume. The project will also aim to help farmers organise themselves into effective producer-marketing group and clusters; and integrate the supply chain participants with the purpose of extending distribution ranges, improve feedback on market requirements, reduce product wastage, consolidate income levels among producers and share inherent risks. The project is mainly operating in two LDC countries (Laos and Myanmar). The Project was launched in July 2009 and is making satisfactory progress in all countries. Activities in Laos commenced in late 2011.