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The 7th ASEAN Cooperative Business Forum 2018 in Philippines
The 7th ASEAN Cooperative Business Forum was annual event organised by the ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Agricultural Cooperatives (ASWGAC) held in January 2018 with the Philippines as the host country.
The ACBF Forum aimed to provide opportunities for learning exchange and cooperation towards enhancing ASEAN economic collaboration through agricultural cooperatives. Two important objectives of the event were: 1) showcasing agricultural produce of cooperatives (coffee, coconut, cocoa, banana, dairy, and rice), and 2) identifying key action points towards cross country cooperatives to cooperatives collaboration as well as other areas with multi-stakeholders' participations.
ASEAN Foundation collaborated with the Philippines Coffee Board (PCBI) and Sustainable Coffee Platform Indonesia (SCOPI) to organise the ASEAN Coffee Corner. During the coffee group session, participants learned about regional coffee value chain particularly about consumer preference at destination countries and food safety certification