Overall objective: to contribute to improved food security and nutrition of the poorest and most vulnerable people in South and Southeast Asia.
Specific objective: to support innovation by strengthening South–South dialogue and intraregional learning on sustainable agriculture technologies and trade facilitation.
- Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA)
- Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT)
- Trade and Investment Division (TID), ESCAP
- The World Vegetable Center – East and Southeast Asia (AVRDC ESEA)
- Food Security Center (FSC), University of Hohenheim
Various agents along domestic and regional value chains who play a role as change agents and innovators. More than 20 institutions in target countries have already been invited to participate in the project, and the network is open to include additional organizations that work in the area of research, advocacy and capacity building for agriculture and food trade.
Smallholder farmers and other poor and vulnerable members of the value chains.
This action will work through engagement, learning and sharing and will be implemented through five work packages that lead to four expected results:
The action will provide an enabling environment for: more efficient and effective dissemination of technologies for agricultural production, processing and marketing; and the process of trade facilitation for food through the establishment and facilitation of a network across and within countries in South and Southeast Asia.
A vibrant network of change agents is established and maintained.
The action will contribute to the reduction of poverty by generating knowledge about the conditions under which agricultural technologies disseminate easily (including ecological zones and challenges) and synthesize sustainable technologies that are the most appropriate; and about effective trade facilitation measures for food products.
A portfolio of knowledge and best practices on sustainable agriculture technology options is made available to stakeholders. Effective trade facilitation measures for food products are identified and recommended.
The action will strengthen rural innovation for the benefit of the most vulnerable and rural poor by using the knowledge generated above to develop and promote strategies and methods for application and scaling up of appropriate technologies and best practices.
Stakeholders have increased capacity to implement options related to trade and technologies.
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