Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 26 December 2018 at 04:45

Calling all youth leaders in biodiversity in the ASEAN region!

Are you already engaging in conservation projects as a volunteer, coordinator, or even founder of an initiative for nature? Take your conservation impact to the next level! Apply now for the fully-funded Youth Biodiversity Leaders fellowship programme by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, in collaboration with the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN). Receive one year of in-depth training, mentoring, and networking to scale your biodiversity activities.

Deadline: 15 January 2019, 23:59 (GMT+8)

Apply here.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 30 October 2018 at 08:48

ASEAN Exchange Visit on Coconut Emphasizes the Importance of Cooperatives in Increasing Employment in Rural Areas

Yogyakarta, 24-25 October 2018 – The ASEAN Foundation through ASEAN Farmers’ Organisations Support Programme (AFOSP) in coordination with Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs of the Republic of Indonesia and ASEAN Centre for the Development of Agricultural Cooperative (ACEDAC) organised today the ASEAN Exchange Visit program under the theme “Strengthening the Role of Agricultural Cooperatives in the Coconut Value Chain Management and Job Creations in Rural Areas.” The program aims to inspire farmer empowerment in ASEAN by promoting cross-sectoral collaboration among farmers, governments, private entities, financial institutions and academicians/universities.

The 2-day program serves as an avenue for more than 50 participants consist of government representatives of ASEAN Member State, cooperative leaders, private sector and academia to have brief insights on the challenges

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ASEAN Learning Exchange

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  24 October 2018 - 08:00 to 25 October 2018 - 17:00

The Ministry of Cooperative and SMEs of Indonesia in cooperation with ASEAN Farmers’ Organisations Support Programme (AFOSP) implemented by ASEAN Foundation will organise the ASEAN Learning Exchange on 24 - 25 October 2018 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The theme of this Exchange Visit is “Strengthening the Role of Agricultural Cooperatives in the Coconut Value Chain Management and job creations in rural areas”.

Please join our facebook live on 24-25 October 2018 via #AFOSP #BeASEAN #ASEAN #Agriculture

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 23 July 2018 at 03:30

VACANCY: PROJECT MANAGER for Sustainable Land Use and Climate Protection in ASEAN

The German Organisation for International Cooperation (GIZ) is looking a project manager for a regional project Sustainable Land Use and Climate Protection in ASEAN (CSLU). This position will be assisting the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to strengthen its coordinating role in contributing to global and national climate policy processes in the area of climate-friendly and resilient land use in agriculture and forestry. The job includes mainly three areas of activities: To improve the coordinating role synergies between agriculture and forestry as part of land use will be created and enhanced and their importance for climate protection and adaptation to climate change will be highlighted. Furthermore, ASEAN should be encouraged in playing a mediating role between international and national processes of climate policy and synergies between ASEAN sectoral working groups dealing with climat

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 16 April 2018 at 09:08

Calling for Applications: ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship

Co-organised by ASEAN Foundation and USAID, the ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship 2018 aims to foster and institutionalize a culture of scientific-based policy making throughout ASEAN region. It offers unique career advancement opportunity for early and mid career scientists who are ASEAN citizen to be placed for a year in government line ministries within their home countries, where they can influence and contribute to policy formulation. 

Applications are open until April 20, 2018. Fellows will get monthly stipend $1,200, capacity building and other interesting opportunities. Candidates from academic/research, industry, government, NGOs or others are welcome to apply! 

For more information, visit us at

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 2 November 2017 at 05:28

ASEAN Young farmer leaders commit to ensure access to land for rural youth

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႕လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Young farmer leaders from ASEAN countries gathered for the ASEAN-EU Youth Forum held on October 25-26, 2017 in ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia. Young leaders are concerned that the exodus of rural youth causes serious problems. They signed a declaration to ensure rural youths’ access to land through the provision of a national legal framework and a regional guideline facilitating easier transfer of land rights to young farmers.

The ASEAN-EU Youth Forum is a continuation of the RoundTable Discussion on Strengthening Farmers’ Organizations/Agricultural Cooperatives and Attracting Youth in Agriculture, which previously took place on 2016 at the ASEAN Foundation.They declared their agreements and call for actions drawn from their sharing, collective reflection a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 27 September 2017 at 10:17

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Engaging ASEAN Coffee Player in ALSPEAC

Last 20 – 21 July, AgriProFocus Indonesia participated in ASEAN Learning Series and Policy Engagement on Agricultural Cooperatives (ALSPEAC) and meet coffee stakeholders from ASEAN countries. The event discussed the challenges and opportunities in coffee production, processing and marketing in ASEAN region through panel discussion on ASEAN coffee standard, best practices, existing policy, field visit activity, group discussion, and also cupping and brewing performances. In second day, we were visited coffee plantation in downhill of Mount Merapi and devided into four groups to observe and make recommendation regarding soil condition, agronomy of the coffee tree, shading tree condition, pest and natural enemy management. This session were very interesting as participants from different countries have various knowledge as well as experience to be shared to each other.

In third day, AgriProFocus Indonesia were as one of panelis

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 30 May 2017 at 07:06

Agribusiness and de SDG's 

How the agribusiness sector in ASEAN can embrace the Sustainable Development Goals 

CSR Asia, Oxfam and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) jointly published a report to highlight the role of the agribusiness sector in the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states in the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food and agriculture. 

There is an expectation that businesses - including agribusinesses - will use their resources, capabilities and creativity in delivering real solutions to these global challenges. Private business activity, investment and innovation are seen as the major drivers of productivity, inclusive economic growth and job creation. In the region, there is a need for businesses to adopt a more sustainable strategy for growth, not only looking for eco

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 6 June 2016 at 05:08

Pertanian dan Ekonomi ASEAN Masih Jadi Kunci Pertumbuhan - Analisis

Meskipun kontribusinya menurun terhadap PDB ekonomi ASEAN, pertanian tetap menjadi sumber utama pekerjaan untuk populasi pedesaan. Pertanian juga menyediakan banyak nilai tambah bagi industri pangan dan pertanian.

Peran sentral pertanian di banyak negara ASEAN sangat jelas. Petani kecil adalah tulang punggung dari sektor ini, namun karena jumlah mereka relatif besar, maka kemitraan multi-stakeholder diperlukan untuk mengatasi inefisiensi saat ini dihadapi. Inefisiensi ini seperti rendahnya tingkat agregasi petani, kepemilikan lahan informal dan kesulitan untuk mengakses teknologi, pasar dan jasa keuangan. Inovasi memerlukan mekanisme transfer dari R & D untuk penggunaan on-farm. Inovasi yang dibutuhkan petani dari mekanisme ini antara lain varietas tanaman baru, teknologi informasi-komunikasi yang mudah diakses, mesin pertanian dan pengetahuan baru untuk mengelola tanah, air, hama dan penyakit. Payung kebijakan yang mend

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