Project period: January 2021 – December 2022

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
  • 24 idea proposals were selected for partnership and further implementation with support from AIF

What’s Up?

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

Save the date!

AIF 1st Knowledge Sharing and Networking Event
Theme: Improve agriculture through innovations in ASEAN and beyond

Tuesday, 7 December 2021 at 15:30 – 17:00 (GMT+7) Online via MS Teams


    • Visal Kith, Bronx Technology

      Chamka is a mobile app for farmers in Cambodia launched by IFAD and the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture to provide technical assistance to farmers as well to help farmers find markets for their crops
    • Juliette Alemany, Fairagora Asia

      Verifik8 is a web and mobile application used by Fairagora to support collection and analysis of compliance data.
    • Subwara Charoenpanichskul, QBOXPOINT Co., Ltd.

      Farmbook is a platform to boost agriculture 4.0 era for better farm management and application of new technologies.

To register please download the Registration Form here and send to The link to the event will be sent to you via e-mail on 6 December 2021.

Contact Person

Mr. Frank Jattke,
Mr. Youssey Lak,

Mr. Gebhard Ott,
Ms. Duangmala Phonesavath,


Ms. Pyai Pyai Pwint,
Ms. May Pwint Phyu,

Mr. Till Ahnert,
Ms. Hoang Thi Thu Huong,

Implementing Partners

General Directorate of Agriculture, Cambodia

Department of Agriculture, Lao PDR

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Myanmar

Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable producers and Exporters Association

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Viet Nam

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