The Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI) is an inter-governmental and multi-lateral cooperation body aiming to improve food production, realize sustainable agriculture and enhance extension service of Asian countries by sharing knowledge and information on agricultural technology.
In November 2009, the AFACI was officially inaugurated in Seoul, Korea, with the participation of governmental representatives from 12 member countries – Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Kyrgyz, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and Korea. Bhutan and Myanmar joined in 2016.
Now, the AFACI is composed of 14 member countries, namely : Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Kyrgyz, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and Korea.
- Promote the sustainable agricultural growth in the Asian region
- Contribute to consistent economic development of member countries through the technological cooperation in agricultural and food sectors
- Established network among Asian countries to jointly address the issues in food production sustainable agriculture and industrialization of food and agricultural sectors of the Asian region
- Enhanced partnership and leadership of member countries in the international community
Obiectives & Activities
- Efficient sharing of agricultural knowledge and experience among member countries
- Facilitating cooperation among member countries for agricultural technology innovation
- Human resource network building through AFACI website
- Appropriate strategy and direction setting for developing sustainable agriculture in the Asian region
- Active participation in the international society’s efforts to promote agricultural development in the Asian region