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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 in 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.

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


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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, 4th GA in Sri Lanka in 2016, and 5th GA in Lao PDR.

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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
Ms. Lee Soyoung
Name Ms. Lee Soyoung
Position Coordinator for STR, Soil Projects
Tel 82-63-238-1129
E-mail afaci@korea.kr
Mr. Lee Dongjin
Name Mr. Lee Dongjin
Position Coordinator for APPT, Vegetble Projects
Tel 82-63-238-1133
E-mail afaci@korea.kr
>Ms. An Yunju
Name Ms. An Yunju
Position Coordinator for IPM Project
Tel 82-63-238-1132
E-mail afaci@korea.kr
Ms. Lee Eunsil
Name Ms. Lee Eunsil
Position Administration Coordinator
Tel 82-63-238-1414
E-mail afaci@korea.kr

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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