• An Giang
  • Binh Duong
  • Binh Phuoc
  • Binh Thuan
  • Binh Dinh
  • Bac Lieu
  • Bac Giang
  • Bac Kan
  • Bac Ninh
  • Ben Tre
  • Cao Bang
  • Ca Mau
  • Can Tho
  • Dien Bien
  • Da Nang
  • Da Lat
  • Dak Lak
  • Dak Nong
  • Dong Nai
  • Dong Thap
  • Gia Lai
  • Ha Noi
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Ha Giang
  • Ha Nam
  • Ha Tinh
  • Hoa Binh
  • Hung Yen
  • Hai Duong
  • Hai Phong
  • Hau Giang
  • Khanh Hoa
  • Kien Giang
  • Kon Tum
  • Lai Chau
  • Long An
  • Lao Cai
  • Lam Dong
  • Lang Son
  • Nam Dinh
  • Nghe An
  • Ninh Binh
  • Ninh Thuan
  • Phu Tho
  • Phu Yen
  • Quang Binh
  • Quang Nam
  • Quang Ngai
  • Quang Ninh
  • Quang Tri
  • Soc Trang
  • Son La
  • Thanh Hoa
  • Thai Binh
  • Thai Nguyen
  • Thua Thien Hue
  • Tien Giang
  • Tra Vinh
  • Tuyen Quang
  • Tay Ninh
  • Vinh Long
  • Vinh Phuc
  • Vung Tau
  • Yen Bai

ASEAN emergency rice reserve role highlighted

VGP – The ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) Council convened its second meeting on May 29 in Ha Noi.

05/29/2014 15:23

Photo: VGP/Do Huong

Hosted by the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the meeting focused on amending and supplementing the financial management principles and procedures of the council.

It was scheduled to discuss cooperative mechanisms between the ASEAN Integrated Food Security Framework and agree action plans in the phase from 2014-2015.

Speaking at the event, MARD Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh said that food security, especially at times of emergency and disasters, need joint efforts in the region.

The APTERR is a regional cooperation mechanism embarking on humanitarian activities with professional and business sense operation. 

It was established in 2012 under the purview of the ASEAN plus People's Republic of China, Japan and Republic of Korea Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry to secure food security in an emergency caused by temporary and large scale calamity.

The APTERR is mutual assistance system to provide necessary quantity of rice flexibility and effectively to rice-needy people. APTERR primary function is food aid for assistance to build confidence in encountering food shortage due to temporary natural disaster or man-made calamity, through provision of food assistance and nutrition improvement program to the needy people.

By Thuy Dung