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The Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI) is an inter-governmental and multilateral cooperation body that aims to improve food production and promote sustainable agriculture in Asian countries through knowledge and technology transfer and sharing. To realize its goals, AFACI conducts, manages, funds, and coordinates multilateral projects, international trainings, program workshops, and symposia.

AFACI is composed of 14 member-countries, namely: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and Korea.

The AFACI Secretariat is based at the International Technology Cooperation Center (ITCC), Rural Development Administration in Jeonju, Korea.

Likewise, RDA has cooperated with 12 member-countries in Latin America through Korea-Latin America Food & Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KoLFACI) and 19 member-countries in Africa through Korea-Africa Food & Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KAFACI).


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Mission

  • Promote sustainable agricultural growth in the Asian region
  • Contribute to the consistent economic development of member-countries through technological cooperation in the agricultural and food sectors

Vision

  • Established network of Asian countries that jointly address issues on food production, sustainable agriculture, and industrialization of food and agricultural sectors of the Asian region
  • Enhanced partnership and leadership of member countries in the international community
  • Strengthen cooperation among member-countries toward agricultural technology innovation
  • Boost agricultural technology and knowledge transfer and sharing among member-countries
  • (Human resource network building through the AFACI website) Promote network and partnership building through website
  • Formulate appropriate strategies and set directions to promote sustainable agriculture and food security in the Asian region
  • Participate in international efforts in promoting agricultural development in the Asian region

The Rural Development Administration (RDA) of Korea initiated the AFACI as part of its efforts to share agricultural knowledge and technologies with Asian countries.

The AFACI was inaugurated in November 2009 in Seoul, Korea with the participation of government representatives from 12 Asian countries. To date, AFACI has fourteen (14) member countries, namely: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Bhutan, and Myanmar, with the latter two countries joining in 2016.

AFACI held its first General Assembly Meeting in the Philippines in 2010. The second GA was held in Korea in 2012; 3rd GA was in Vietnam in 2014; 4th GA was in Sri Lanka in 2016; while the 5th GA was held in Lao PDR in 2018.

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Secretariat
Dr. Choi Suntay
Name Dr. Choi Suntay
Position AFACI Secretary General / Director of International Technology Cooperation Center (ITCC), RDA
Tel 82-63-238-1110
E-mail cst0220@korea.kr
Dr. Park Jongyoon
Name Dr. Park Jongyoon
Position Senior Deputy Secretary General
Tel 82-63-238-1123
E-mail aimpass@korea.kr
Dr. Kim Woojae
Name Dr. Kim Woojae
Position Deputy Secretary General
Tel +82-63-238-1122
E-mail suwonman@korea.kr
Mr. Lee Dongjin
Name Mr. Lee Dongjin
Position Coordinator
Tel 82-63-238-1133
E-mail afaci@korea.kr
>Ms. An Yunju
Name Ms. An Yunju
Position Coordinator
Tel 82-63-238-1132
E-mail afaci@korea.kr
Ms. Ahn Dayoung
Name Ms. Ahn Dayoung
Position Coordinator
Tel 82-63-238-1129
E-mail share@korea.kr
Ms. Lee Eunsil
Name Ms. Lee Eunsil
Position Administration Coordinator
Tel 82-63-238-1414
E-mail afaci@korea.kr
Mara Shyn M. Valdeabella
Name Mara Shyn M. Valdeabella
Position Communications Specialist
Tel 82-63-238-1134
E-mail msvaldeabella@gmail.com

AFACI Chair Group

  • Mr. Kim Gyeong Gyu
  • Mr. Hur Taewoong
  • Chairperson
  • korea
  • Dasho Rinzin Dorji
  • Dasho Rinzin Dorji
  • Chairperson
  • btn
  • Mr. Prak Cheattho
  • Mr. Prak Cheattho
  • Vice-Chairperson
  • cambodia
  • Dr. Choi Suntay
  • Dr. Choi Suntay
  • Secretary General
  • korea

AFACI Partner Organizations

  • FFTC
  • BI-APO
  • AVRDC
  • IRRI
  • APIRAS
  • ILRI

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