Pham Quang Minh
Assistant Director /Head of Food, Agriculture and Forestry
The ASEAN Secretariat
Dr. Pham Quang Minh accomplished his doctoral thesis at the National University of Ha Noi, Viet Nam in 2012. His research focused on WTO’s agricultural policies, including the Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) and the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement). In 2000-2013, Dr. Minh worked in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Viet Nam as a Senior Agricultural Official in the Department of Planning. From 2013 to present, as Assistant Director, and Head of the Food, Agriculture, and Forestry (FAF) Division, ASEAN Economic Community Department of the ASEAN Secretariat, Dr. Minh has worked with the ASEAN Member States, various international and dialogue partners to promote ASEAN cooperation on food, agriculture, and forestry to conduct related policies and measures under ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint, and promote the international relationship between ASEAN and international/ dialogue partners in the FAF sector. He supported ASEAN Member States to develop and implement various regional documents and programmes such as: (i) Vision and Strategic Plan for ASEAN Cooperation in Food, Agriculture and Forestry (2016-2025), (ii) ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework and Strategic Plan of Action on Food Security in the ASEAN Region (SPA-FS), 2021-2025, (iii) ASEAN Regional Guidelines on Food Security and Nutrition Policy, (iv) ASEAN Guidelines on Promoting Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture and Forestry Sectors and (v) ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF)’s Approach to gender mainstreaming in the Food, Agriculture and Forestry Sectors.