CAREC will help member countries integrate into global and regional agricultural value chains by supporting the alignment of sanitary and phytosanitary measures with international standards, and building capacity on product quality and diversity. Support will also be considered for transboundary animal disease control, including bio-safety coordination and harmonization of veterinary measures.
CAREC will use its honest broker role to promote dialogue on water management issues. Irrigation and efficient agriculture development, improved management of river flows to reduce flood risk, and addressing water contamination are some “early harvest” areas for potential support. Moreover, assistance could also be provided in basin water management, particularly in transboundary areas.