ASEAN Farmers’ Organisation Support Programme

The agriculture sector is a common denominator for the ASEAN Member States. In some countries, agriculture sector is the main livelihood for its citizens. Moreover, the agriculture sector is the economy backbone and the main contributor for countries’ foreign exchange such as Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Malaysia.

Since its establishment, the ASEAN Foundation has been committed to support the agriculture sector as a part of its mandate to address socio-economic disparities and alleviate poverty, as well as to develop human resources and capacity building. Sustaining this commitment, the Foundation is participating in the ASEAN Farmers’ Organisations Support Programme (AFOSP).


AFOSP is a European Union (EU) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) grant for a multi-stakeholder project which aims to improve the livelihoods and food security situation of smallholder farmers and rural producers in ASEAN countries. The role of the ASEAN Foundation in AFOSP focuses on promoting policy dialogues and interactions between farmers and rural organisations and ASEAN institutions. Other partners in AFOSP include the Asian Famers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) and La Via Campesina (LVC).

The overall mandate of AF is to actualise and energise the ASEAN Blueprint especially the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) blueprint. Specifically, the key role of AF is to bridge the coordination between the relevant sectoral ASEAN bodies in support of AFOSP, such as those under the ASEAN Ministers Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) and ASEAN Ministers Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (AMRDPE); and to facilitate the engagement and participation of the ASEAN farmers in the regional policy-making processes.

The ASEAN Foundation under AFOSP component officially kicked off on 15 October 2015. During that quarter, the main activities were to set up the project team, to develop the work plan, budget and communication plans for the period. Its activities in 2016 concentrated on developing public awareness materials on ASEAN 101 and the ASEAN Good Agricultural Practice (GAP), networking and consultation with the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Centre for the Development of Agriculture Cooperatives (ACEDAC) and other organisations, organising exchange visits and participation in the relevant ASEAN sectoral bodies to contribute to the implementation of relevant ASEAN Work Plans supporting the farmer organisations.


  1. The European Union (EU)
  2. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)


  1. The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)
  2. La Via Campesina

AFOSP Thematic Highlight

  1. ASEAN Agricultural Cooperative Landscape
  2. ASEAN Learning Series
  3. ASEAN EU Youth Forum

AFOSP Publications

  1. Ekspor Kopi Harus Dibenahi, KOMPAS – 29 July 2017
  2. ASEAN Foundation : Petani Kopi ASEAN Bersatu, TRUBUS - September 2017
  3. ALSPEAC Spirit : Let’s go for ASEAN Coffee – Video Compilation
  4. Agripeneur Series Story - Than Shwe, A Future-minded Agripreneur from Myanmar
  5. Agripreneur Series Story - Meet Successful Millennial Farmer from Lao: Noy
  6. Agripreneur Series Story - TaniGroup: A Leading Agribusiness Start-up from Indonesia
  7. Agripreneur Series Story: Smart Solution to Agriculture - Brunei Darussalam
  8. Agripreneur Series Story: Inspiring ASEAN Youth to be Entrepreneur - Cambodia
  9. ASEAN Young Agripreneur Story Series: Farmer Basket - Lao PDR
  10. ASEAN Young Agripreneur Story Series: Creative Economy - Indonesia
  11. Indonesian Farmers Become the Star in AFOSP Booth during ASEAN Day 2019
  12. ASEAN Young Agripreneur Story Series: Furthering Partnership Between Coconut Cooperative and Private Sector - Indonesia

Factsheets and Modules

  1. ASEAN Standard for Coffee Bean
  2. ASEAN GAP Food Safety Module*
  3. ASEAN 101
  4. About AFOSP
  5. Working with ASWGAC
  6. ASEAN Learning Series
  7. AFOSP Policy Dialogue
  8. ASEAN Engagement Standards and Value Chain
  9. Success Stories and Lessons Learned
  10. AFOSP – (Information Note AF-AFOSP 10Nov 2017)
  11. ACEDAC (ASEAN Centre for the Development of Agricultural Cooperative)
  12. AFOSP Booklet 2020
  13. AFOSP Impact Story
*ASEAN Foundation provides the printed out version of the card. For those interested, kindly be advised that you will be responsible for the delivery fee to send the card from ASEAN Foundation to the designated destination.

Reading Materials

  1. Vision and Strategic Plan For ASEAN Cooperation in Food, Agriculture, and Forestry (2016-2025)
  2. Overview of AFOSP_ASEAN Foundation
  3. 2016 : ALRAC_Lesson Learned_Lesson Learned
  4. 2016: ALRAC Article on Khao Kichakood Agricultural Cooperative
  5. 2016: RTD Strengthening Agricultural Cooperatives and Attracting Youth in Agriculture Summary Record
  6. 2017: ALSPEAC – Inclusive Agricultural Value Chain for Coffee_Booklet
  7. 2017: ALSPEAC – Inclusive Agricultural Value Chain for Coffee Highlight
  8. 2017: ALSPEAC - Coffee Value Chain and Market Access – Indonesia Case Study
  9. 2017: Final Report - ALSPEAC - Inclusive Agricultural Value Chain on Coffee
  10. ALRAC Report 2016
  11. 2018: Validating Your Business Idea
  12. 2017: ASEAN-EU Youth Forum
  13. 2018: AFOSP at Thaifex Catalog
  14. 2018: 7th ASEAN Cooperative Business Forum
  15. 2018: ASEAN Roadmap Agricultural Cooperatives
  16. 2018: ASEAN Learning Series & Thaifex
  17. Blue Book 2018: EU-ASEAN Cooperation
  18. Press Release : Agriterra and LCDFI sign MOA to boost agricultural cooperative business growth and expansion in the Philippines
  19. 2019: ASEAN Coconut Book (Baseline Information)
  20. 2019: ASEAN Coffee Book (Baseline Information)
  21. 2019: ASEAN Roadmap & Annexes
  22. 2019: AMAF Publication
  23. 2018: Final proceeding of the ASEAN Exchange Visit 2018, Coconut Value Chain
  24. Blue Book 2019: EU-ASEAN Cooperation
  25. 2019: Final Proceeding the *8th ACBF & ASEAN Roadmap Workshop
  26. 2019: Final Proceeding of the 2nd Regional Workshop on Developing Action plan of ASEAN Roadmap
  27. ASEAN Exchange Visit 2019

ASEAN Foundation Agriculture

Supporting Farmers - Improving Rural and Agricultural Productivity

AF-AFOSP Friendships Stories

  1. Experience Japanese Food Culture - 45th Anniversary of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation

Photo Gallery

  1. ALSPEAC –Inclusive Agricultural Value Chain for Coffee
  2. ASEAN EU Youth Forum 2017
  3. ASWGAC Malaysia 2017
  4. AFOSP Vlog #1 - Urban Farming
  5. ASEAN Coffee Corner - 7th ACBF 2018
  6. AFOSP - Social Media
  7. Handbook Thaifex & ASEAN Learning Series 2018
  8. ASEAN Exchange Visit 2018 - Day 1
  9. ASEAN Exchange Visit 2018 - Day 2
  10. ASEAN Coffee Corner 2018
  11. ASEAN Youth Expo 2018

Video Gallery

  1. AFOSP Vlog
  2. 2018 ASEAN Exchange Visit
  3. 2018 ASEAN Learning Series & Thaifex
  4. 2018 7th ACBF (ASEAN Cooperative Business Forum)
  5. 2018 AF-AFOSP Friendship Story
  6. 2017 ASEAN-EU Youth Forum
  7. 2017 ALSPEAC (ASEAN Learning Series & Policy Engagement on Agricultural Cooperative

Terms of References (ToR)


  1. Others

2018 :

  1. 7th ASEAN Cooperative Business Forum
  2. Thaifex
  3. ASEAN Learning Exchange / ASEAN Exchange Visit 2018
  4. Others

2017 :

  1. ALSPEAC Yogyakarta 19-21 July 2017
  2. AF Factsheet
  3. ASEAN EU Youth Forum
  4. ASEAN Coffee Corner Manila
  5. ASEAN AFOSP Workshop : Regional Policy Consultation
  6. Others


  1. ASEAN Foundation Annual Report 2015


These publications were produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of ASEAN Foundation - AFOSP and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.


Ms. Hana Hetty Manuela
AFOSP Communication Officer
[email protected]


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