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 builds on the experience and success of the Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture (NVA) initiative, which facilitates multi-stakeholder partnerships across the world focused on agriculture development to deliver food security, environmental sustainability, and economic opportunity.
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%.
Grow Asia brings together South East Asia’s smallholders, governments, companies, NGOs, and other stakeholders, to develop inclusive and sustainable value chains that benefit farmers. It launches and supports locally-driven Country Partnerships, helping them define their strategy and focus, bring onboard new partners, and develop innovative solutions.
Grow Asia enables stakeholders from different disciples to leverage one another's expertise, share insights and learn from regional experience. Today, Grow Asia collaborates with 261 partners across five Country Partnerships, reaching nearly half a million smallholder farmers.
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%.