Taposok Attends BRIA Workshop in Vietnam

Dr. Luz Taposok in red, with the representatives from other participating countries during the BRIA in-house workshop on PPP.

CANTHO CITY, Vietnam – While it is true that the delivery of extension services should be the top most priority of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), building strong relationships with various stakeholders greatly contribute to the attainment of the goals of an organization. Hence, alongside the agency’s beneficiaries, ATI OIC-Director Dr. Luz A. Taposok focuses as well on collaborations with other government agencies, private companies and different multi-partners forums both in the local and global arena.

As Better Rice Initiative (BRIA) recently conducted an in-house workshop on Public-Private Partnership (PPP), Dr. Taposok and the representatives from other participating countries studied the implementation of various innovative interventions on the sustainable rice value chain with the application of PPP principles and gave their recommendations on the said subject matter.

The activity aimed to generate exchange of ideas and common understanding on the PPP model applied on the rice value chain in BRIA participating countries namely Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Likewise, through the activity, the group identified the success indicators of PPP in the rice sector from the experiences and challenges encountered during the process of PPP application.

Discussions on the integration of PPP in the context of BRIA, PPP success factors and learnings, and upscale of BRIA interventions with PPP concept were conducted during the said workshop. Case studies on the PPP assimilation on rice value chain were also presented.

This event was organized by BRIA Regional Secretariat and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) intended for their public and private partners.

BRIA was launched in 2014 and operated under the umbrella of GIZ, a German organization that provides services on international cooperation for sustainable development.

The multi-country workshop was held last March 20-24, 2017 at the Nesta CanTho Hotel in Vietnam.