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20 April 2021

Small discussions on APTERR-related issues in Myanmar

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Representatives from the APTERR Secretariat visited Myanmar during 12-13 December 2016 to discuss and exchange views and experiences with the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to enhance a mutual understanding about the APTERR activities as well as update the food security and disaster- affected situations in Myanmar. 

 Representatives from the APTERR Secretariat visited Myanmar during 12-13 December 2016 to discuss and exchange views and experiences with the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to enhance a mutual understanding about the APTERR activities as well as update the food security and disaster- affected situations in Myanmar. 
On 12 December 2016, representatives from the APTERR Secretariat met with Mr. Aye Ko Ko, Deputy Director General of Department of Agriculture and APTERR Council and officers from the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation at the Medicinal Herb Park in Nay Pyi Taw. Both sides had a fruitful discussion on the APTERR procedures as well as the natural calamities recently occurred in Myanmar. After the meeting, in the afternoon the Myanmar officials took the representatives from the APTERR Secretariat for a field trip to visit a rice processing complex.
Next day, representatives from the APTERR visited the WFP office in Yangon to exchange and learn from WFP’s experiences on providing assistance amid the disasters in Myanmar. Also, the WFP team led by Mr. Jean-Luc Kohler, the Head of Supply Chain Management Unit updated on the natural calamity situation in Myanmar. This information is very signification for the APTERR Secretariat to adopt and use for carrying out the APTERR Tier 3 programme.