Monday, 6 May 2019
Products from ASEAN’s Agricultural Cooperatives Attract Attention at Europe Day Reception 2019
Jakarta, 2 May 2019 –The ASEAN Foundation had the honor of showcasing its ASEAN Farmers Organisations Support Programme (AFOSP) as one of EU-funded projects at the Europe Day Reception 2019. The purpose of this participation was to promote the products of agricultural cooperatives in ASEAN and to showcase the achievements of AFOSP to its key stakeholders.
One of the products that was highlighted in the showcase was coffee. As an important agricultural commodity in ASEAN, coffee is considered as a starting point for agricultural cooperatives to participate in global value chain as envisioned in the ASEAN 2025. Through AFOSP, ASEAN Foundation took this great opportunity to introduce a variety of ASEAN coffee which comes from agricultural cooperatives across the region, such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam. Success stories from ASEAN learning series and ASEAN Roadmap for Enhancing the Role of Agriculture Cooperative in the Global Value Chain 2018-2025 were also presented to show the impact AFOSP has brought to millions of farmers in the region.