Strategic Plan of Action for ASEAN Cooperation on Agricultural Cooperatives (2016-2020)

ASEAN Secretariat

The Special SOM-34th AMAF, held on 13-14 August 2013 in Pakse, Lao PDR agreed on the need to develop a vision, objectives and goals of the ASEAN Cooperation in Food, Agriculture and Forestry sectors towards 2020 (FAF), based on the review of the current Framework and Strategic Plan. The Special SOM-35th AMAF, held on 18-19 August 2014 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia agreed to adjust that timeline for the post 2015 Vision to 2016-2025 to align with the decision of the 26th Meeting of High Level Task Force on Economic Integration (HLTF-EI) on the adoption of a ten-year time period (2016-2025) for work plans under the AEC Pillar. Following the assignment from SOM-AMAF, the ASEAN Ad-Hoc Task Force on Development of Vision, Objectives and Goals for ASEAN Cooperation in Food, Agriculture and Forestry Towards 2025 (ATF-FAF) had prepared the draft Vision and Strategic Plan of Food, Agriculture and Forestry (SP-FAF) (2016-2025), with the support from FAO, GIZ and EU ARISE. As part of the process, six background technical reports had also prepared on food, crops, livestock, fisheries, aquaculture, and forestry subsectors.