Project period: August 2019 – December 2023
Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains in ASEAN(ASEAN AgriTrade)
The free movement of goods and services is a key aspiration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and a cornerstone of the common market of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Among other things, ASEAN is working towards strengthening its agricultural production and trade in accordance with regional and international standards on quality and sustainability. However, implementation of quality standards in ASEAN remains limited and reduces opportunities to tap into global value chains and expand into markets within and outside of the region.
The framework conditions for the implementation of sustainability standards in agricultural value chains are improved in the ASEAN region – with a focus on climate-relevant aspects
Areas of Implementation
Regional (10 ASEAN Member States (AMS), and National (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam)
The project promotes sustainable agricultural value chains in ASEAN as follows:
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) through the ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Crops (ASWGC), other relevant line agencies, the private sector and civil society organizations