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Project Overview

Project Title:

Support for Capacity Building for International Food Safety Standard Development and Implementation in ASEAN Countries



Donor country:

Japan (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)

Recipient countries: 

10 ASEAN Countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam)

Starting date:              

February 2016

End of date:

January 2020

Project Objectives:

The overall goal of the project is to protect the health of the consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade within ASEAN countries as well as with other countries including Japan. The project also aims to establish a stronger relationship between ASEAN countries and the donor.

Outcome and Outputs:

The outcome is to strengthen the capacities of ASEAN countries in contributing to Codex standards-setting and implementing the adopted Codex standards. Enhanced capacity to develop and harmonize various food safety standards would contribute to facilitating the ASEAN Economic Community. For achieving the above, four main outputs have been identified and each output will be achieved through a series of activities as below.

Output 1: Strengthened regional/national capacity for effective contribution to the Codex standard setting processes

Activity 1.1 – Organize regional workshops which contribute to enhancing ability of countries for contribution to development of Codex standards

Output 2: Strengthened manpower/institutional capacity for development of national/regional food safety standards

Activity 2.1 – Organize practical training courses for manpower/institutional capacity development on data collection, sampling methods and/or inspection system

Activity 2.2 – Develop/support case studies on collecting/formulating data necessary for developing national/regional food safety standards

Output 3: Strengthened national capacity/structure for implementing international/national standards

Activity 3.1 – Organize regional workshops which contribute to enhancing regional/national capacity to implement adopted standards

Activity 3.2 – Organize national training workshops which contribute to strengthening national food safety system including enhancing national legislation structures, particularly in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

Output 4: Enhanced information sharing system for food safety standards implemented

Activity 4.1 – Disseminate/share food safety information including output of project activities by communication methods such as newsletters or through the website