Workshop on Plant Variety Protection for Lancang-Mekong Countries Held in Hainan

DATE: 2018-12-12 SOURCE:农业农村部对外经济合作中心 VIEWS:

The Workshop on Plant Variety Protection for Lancang-Mekong Countries was successfully held in Hainan Province from October 14 to 20, 2018. Officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, who are responsible for the protection of new varieties of plants, attended the workshop.

This workshop, which was jointly organized by FECC and the Development Center for Science and Technology, MARA, is one of the initiatives by FECC to implement the relevant work plans as determined by the first meeting of the Lancang-Mekong Joint Working Group for Agricultural Cooperation. To improve effectiveness, this workshop introduced a participatory training mode, using group discussion, brainstorming, group tasks and other means to enhance the enthusiasm of the participants. The workshop achieved very good results and was highly praised by the participants.

During the workshop, the countries exchanged their practices and experience in the protection of new plant varieties, which enhanced mutual understanding among relevant countries and played an active role in further strengthening sub-regional standard connectivity.