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The inception workshop on Village-Based Biosecurity for Livestock Disease Risk Management in Cambodia, ACIAR, AH/2011/014 was conducted on 5 May 2015 at Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel and Residence, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The objectives of the workshop is to address the outline of the project, discuss on the selection project sites,  roles and management organization of all the Cambodian stakeholders in the project, the project coordination and the action tasks for year 1.  There was 45 participants attend the workshop:
       •    Secretary of State, on behalf of the Minister Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries;
       •    Representative Department of International Cooperation, MAFF;
       •    Representative Royal University of Agriculture;
       •    Representative and key officers, Department of Animal Health and Production;
       •  Directors/Deputy Directors Provincial Department of Agriculture of Takeo,Kampong Cham, Tbong Khmum, Siem Reap and Battambang;
       •    Chief/Vice Chief Offices of Animal Health and Production of Takeo,Kampong Cham,Tbong Khmum,         Siem Reap and Battambang;
       •    Director, Deputy Director and an Officer of Institute of Biology, Medicine and Agriculture, Royal Academy of Cambodia;
       •    Representative from Australian Embassy - Counsellor Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh;
       •    ACIAR Research Program Manager;
       •    Professor and Ph.D. Students, University of Sydney;
       •    Representatives from B4M project;
       •    Representative DAHP/EU project on livestock.
Dr. Suon Sothoeun, Cambodian Project Leader and Coordinator, Deputy Director DAHP delivered welcome speech on behalf of the Department of Animal Health and Production, while Dr. Mike Nunn, ACIAR Research Program Manager and Mr. Paul Keogh, Counsellor, Development Cooperation, Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh delivered the remarks for the workshop.  The opening ceremony of the workshop was presided over by H.E Oum Kim Sir, Secretary of the MAFF, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The workshop was conducted successfully with active participation of the participants.


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