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The Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI) is an inter-governmental and multi-lateral cooperation body aiming to improve food production, realize sustainable agriculture and enhance extension service of Asian countries by sharing knowledge and information on agricultural technology.

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. Bhutan and Myanmar joined in 2016 only.

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

AFACI endeavors to accomplish its goals through the conduct of multilateral projects, international trainings, program workshops and symposia.

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Mission

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

Vision

  • Established network among Asian countries to jointly address the issues in 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
  • Efficient sharing of agricultural knowledge and experience among member countries
  • Facilitating cooperation among member countries for agricultural technology innovation
  • Human resource network building through AFACI website
  • Appropriate strategy and direction setting for developing sustainable agriculture in the Asian region
  • Active participation in the international society’s efforts to promote agricultural development in the Asian region

In November 2009, the AFACI was officially inaugurated in Seoul, Korea, with the participation of governmental representatives from 12 member countries - Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and Korea and Bhutan and Myanmar which membership have been effective in 2016.

The first AFACI General Assembly Meeting was held in the Philippines in 2010;
2nd Assembly in Korea in 2012, 3rd GA in Vietnam in 2014, and 4th GA in Sri Lanka in 2016.

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Secretariat
Dr. Kwon Taek-Ryoun
Name Dr. Kwon Taek-Ryoun
Position AFACI Secretary General / Director of International Cooperation Technology Center (ITCC), RDA
Tel 82-63-238-1100
E-mail trkwon@korea.kr
Ms. Jang Junghee
Name Ms. Jang Junghee
Position Deputy Secretary General / Director for International Cooperation Technology Center
Tel 82-63-238-1123
E-mail jangjh@korea.kr
Dr. Kim Min-Kyeong
Name Dr. Kim Min-Kyeong
Position Deputy Secretary General
Tel +82-63-238-1122
E-mail kimmk72@korea.kr
Ms. Kim Eun-ji
Name Ms. Kim Eun-ji
Position Coordinator of Central Asia
Tel 82-63-238-1413
E-mail afaci@korea.kr
Mr. Lee Dongjin
Name Mr. Lee Dongjin
Position Coordinator for Southeast Asia
Tel 82-63-238-1133
E-mail afaci@korea.kr
Ms. Lee Hyun-mi
Name Ms. Lee Hyun-mi
Position Coordinator of Southwest Asia
Tel 82-63-238-1132
E-mail afaci@korea.kr
Ms. Kim Ga-yeong
Name Ms. Kim Ga-yeong
Position Coordinator of Southwest Asia
Tel 82-63-238-1129
E-mail afaci@korea.kr
Ms. Salembai A. Abdullah
Name Ms. Salembai A. Abdullah
Position Communications Specialist
Tel 82-63-238-1134
E-mail afaci@korea.kr

AFACI Chair Group

  • Mr. Kim Gyeong Gyu
  • Mr. Kim Gyeong Gyu
  • Chairperson
  • korea
  • Dr. Bounthong Bouahom
  • Dr. Bounthong Bouahom
  • Chairperson
  • laos
  • Dr. TY Sokhun
  • Dr. TY Sokhun
  • Vice-Chairperson
  • cambodia
  • Uttam K. Bhattarai
  • Uttam K. Bhattarai
  • Vice-Chairperson
  • nepal
  • Dr. Hwang Jeong-hwan
  • Dr. Hwang Jeong-hwan
  • Secretary General
  • korea

Advisory Committee on Science & Technology and
AFACI Program Leaders

  • Dr. Nguyen Van Bo
  • Dr. Nguyen Van Bo
  • Program Leader of Basic Agricultural Technology
  • vietnam
  • Usec. Bernadette Romulo Puyat
  • Usec. Bernadette Romulo Puyat
  • Program Leader of Horticulture
  • philippines
  • Dr. Hira Kaji Manandhar
  • Dr. Hira Kaji Manandhar
  • Program Leader of Food Crops
  • nepal
  • Dr. Cho Yang-hee
  • Dr. Cho Yang-hee
  • Program Leader of Extension
  • korea
  • Dr. Cho Gyong-rae
  • Dr. Cho Gyong-rae
  • Program Leader of Animal Science
  • korea

AFACI Partner Organizations (Contact Persons)

  • Dr. Chun Chan-ik
  • Dr. Chun Chan-ik
  • Agricultural Economist FFTC
  • FFTC
  • Dr. Prem Narain Mathur
  • Dr. Prem Narain Mathur
  • Regional Representative,
    Central and South Asia
  • BI-APO
  • Dr. Anreas W. Ebert
  • Dr. Shriniwas Gautam
  • Post-Doctoral Scientist AVRDC
  • AVRDC
  • Dr. Leocardio Sebastian
  • Dr. Leocardio Sebastian
  • Regional Program Leader IRRI
  • IRRI

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