Presented at the 39th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (39th AMAF) in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 28 September 2017, ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems (ASEAN SAS) shared its four collective principles that brought an estimated 98 million euros of additional income to 125,000 farmers during a period of 2014-2017. The four principles are composed of: multi-level policy linkages, multi-stakeholder and Public-Private Partnerships, farmer inclusivity in the value chain and leadership and capacity building. The principles come from the concerted efforts of the ASEAN SAS partners including public and private sectors, education institutes and civil society organisations in the ASEAN Member States. The ASEAN SAS received 15 million euro initial funds from the German government with an additional 15 million euro leveraged from public and private partners.
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Dr. Matthias Bickel
Programme Director for Agriculture and Food
ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems (ASEAN SAS)