Grow Asia is a multi-stakeholder partnership that aims to reach 10 million smallholder farmers by 2020, helping them access knowledge, technology, finance and markets to increase their productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability by 20 percent. Grow Asia was established by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat, to convene, facilitate and help scale action-focused partnerships.
Grow Asia engages Southeast Asia’s farmers, governments, companies, NGOs and other stakeholders to develop inclusive and sustainable value chains that benefit farmers. It enables stakeholders from different disciplines to leverage one another's expertise, share insights and learn from regional experiences.
Grow Asia launches and supports locally-led partnerships in alignment with country goals. Grow Asia helps to define their strategy, engage new partners, establish Secretariats and develop innovative solutions. Partners collaborate in-country through Working Groups that co-design, co-implement and co-fund value chain initiatives that benefit smallholder farmers. Today, Grow Asia collaborates with more than 300 partners across five Country Partnerships in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam, reaching over half a million smallholder farmers.
For more information, please read Grow Asia's Overview or visit www.growasia.org.
Grow Asia Country Partnerships reach almost half a million farmers through 26 value chain projects. It aims to reach 10 million smallholder farmers by 2020 and enable them to increase their productivity, profitability and environmental sustainability by 20%.