Project period: January 2021 – December 2023

Agrinnovation Fund in ASEAN
(AIF )

Fostering market driven innovations, high quality and sustainability of the agricultural value chains

AIF seeks to foster market driven innovations in the agricultural value chains while meeting quality and sustainability standards through public-private partnerships and cooperation.


The objective of AIF is to support innovative practices and solutions to improve safety, quality and sustainability in agricultural value chains

Focus countries

Funding is available in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV)

The Fund’s Approach

Innovation and development

Supports innovations, enhance existing good technology and practices, and support resilience and climate change adaptation

Mutual cooperation

  • Projects designed together with public partners, GIZ and applicants
  • Projects implemented with support from third-party service providers
  • Requires equal matching contribution—monetary or in-kind

Benefits for all Increase business performance, leverage private expertise and funds for public policy goals, improve livelihoods and empower youth and women in the value chain

Focus areas supported by the Fund

Production & Processing

Digital Solutions

Marketing & Market Access

Cooperation along the value chain

What are the supported value chains?

Cambodia: chili, mango, chashew and open to other crops
Lao PDR: watermelon and banana
Myanmar: coffee, chili, ginger, pomelo and mushroom
Viet Nam: mango and lychee in Son La & Bac Giang provinces

Who can apply for the Fund?

Smallholder producer organisations, processors, exporters, retailers, input and service providers in the agricultural value chains

How to apply?

The application is now closed. Thank you for your submission.
For inquiries, please reach us via email

What’s new?

  • 100 idea proposals submission were received from the 4 focus countries
  • 27 idea proposals were selected for partnership and further implementation with support from AIF. Please see factsheet for further details here .

What’s Up?

Please look forward to AIF Knowledge-sharing and Networking event series:
  • 1st event: Innovation in Agriculture (7 December 2021)
  • 2nd event: Boosting Climate Smart Agriculture Practices (29 June 2022)
  • 3rd event: Boosting Partnerships (13-14 December 2022)
  • 4th event: Lesson Learned from AIF (2023)

Save the date!

AIF 4th Knowledge Sharing and Networking Event
Theme: Lessons learned from AIF implementation

Stay tuned for more updates.

Contact Person

Mr. Frank Jattke,

Mr. Gebhard Ott,
Ms. Duangmala Phonesavath,
Ms. Pyai Pyai Pwint,

Ms. Hoang Thi Thu Huong,

Implementing Partners

General Directorate of Agriculture, Cambodia

Department of Agriculture, Lao PDR

Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable producers and Exporters Association

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Viet Nam