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:
  • By enhancing cooperation between relevant ASEAN bodies and the private sector;
  • Through gender mainstreaming in relevant ASEAN strategy documents;
  • By improving the prerequisites for private sector engagement, including climate smart agriculture practices;
  • With awareness campaigns on the health and ecological benefits, including climate benefits, of cultivating sustainable agricultural products; and
  • By compiling lessons learned from implementing quality and sustainability standards for use by decision-makers in the CLMV countries.

Project Partners

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
Contact Person
Mr. Florian Miss
Contact Person
Ms. Pouchamarn Wongsanga

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