2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia

Strengthening Resilience, Equity and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems
12-13 November 2014 • Makati Shangri-La, Manila, Philippines

Mr. Khamtanh Thadavong

thadavongDeputy Director
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR


Khamtanh Thadavong is working in the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR with position of Deputy Director of the Department. He has been working there for more than 20 years in the field of agricultural planning, budgeting, rural development, agricultural statistics, agricultural marketing/ information, plant protection and food security in Lao PDR. He studied in the former of Soviet Union (Uzbekistan Republic) and obtained B.Sc. on agricultural economics in 1987, and obtained M.Sc. on rural development in 1999, Gottingen University, Germany. Recently, he joined with the team to conduct rice policy study in Lao PDR supported by World Bank and FAO. Regarding to ASEAN Food Security Policy, he was joined with ASEAN Task Force to develop the second phase of ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework and Strategic Plan of Action on Food Security (SPA – FS) 2015-2020 and he is also as chairman of ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB) for 2014–2015.


Session 6A:ASEAN-level Initiatives on Food Security: Integrated Food Security Framework and Strategic Plan of Action on Food Security (2015 – 2020)



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About the Organizer


SEARCA is one of the 21 regional centers of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). Founded on 27 November 1966, SEARCA is mandated to strengthen institutional capacities in agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia through graduate education, short-term training, research and development, and knowledge management.

Contact Us

For further information and inquiries, please contact:

Acting Program Head
Research and Development
Department, SEARCA
Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines

Tel: +63 49 536-2287 loc 131