AVPN x Grow Asia Networking Lunch on Sustainable Agriculture: Uplifting Smallholder Farmers in Southeast Asia

Grow Asia

The Grow Asia networking lunch on Sustainable Agriculture – held on the sidelines of the AVPN Conference 2019 - was designed to bring together impact and philanthropic investors with an interest in agricultural development. The purpose was three-fold. Firstly, to enable people with common interests to network with one another, and potentially find possible partners with which to work. Secondly, to have learning conversations with one another, so that at the end of lunch we are all a little wiser and better informed about the issues and solutions on inclusive and sustainable agriculture. And lastly, by creating specific conversations on individual tables, we are enabling clusters of common interest to better facilitate the process of networking with those partners with aligned areas of interest.

As the conversations were necessarily clustered around particular four issues (Digital Finance, Digital Farm Services, Social Enterprises, Responsible Investment in Agriculture) and three countries (Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines), we have summarized these stimulating conversations here.