Regional officials gathered in Vientiane, Laos, on May 27 and 28 for the 21st meeting of the ASEAN Working Group on Agriculture Training and Extension.

The delegates reviewed the progress of ASEAN cooperation projects and activities on agricultural training and extension and the building of a training plan among the regional countries.

They also discussed the organisation of an annual conference and a dialogue among ASEAN farmers.

They looked at the exchange of information and the expansion of bilateral activities within ASEAN, as well as between the bloc and India and Japan. They also considered ways to boost the region’s agricultural production.

At the event, Vietnam presented its achievements in the field and plans to be implemented in the coming time, including rice and shrimp farming training for other ASEAN members.-VNA