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Agriculture 2017-08-04T10:34:04+00:00

About the Working Group

Established in 2011, SNRD Asia’s Working Group (WG) on Agriculture aims at promoting knowledge and information exchange among WG members and member projects through two distinctive but mutually reinforcing approaches. These are i) inclusive and sustainable agriculture value chain development, and ii) capacity development.

Achieving the above objectives, the WG compiles agricultural knowledge products (i.e. training curriculum and modules, study reports) and success stories, which have been implemented in various geographical and socio-economic contexts. To address the majority farmers, the WG places its focus on agri-business models that target small holder farmers as well as micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). As a result, knowledge and information exchange will provide options and viable approaches to enhance the role and greater contribution of the agriculture sector in response to wider development targets i.e. SDGs, regional integration, national and local development.

Noting complex issues and challenges faced by the agriculture sector, the WG also shares experiences in promoting partnership in sustainable development of agriculture with other development partners and through public-private partnership.

The factsheet of the Working Group is now available for download here.


The overarching topics of SNRD Asia’s Working Group on Agriculture touch upon i) inclusive and sustainable agriculture value chain development, and ii) capacity development, farmer livelihoods promotion and farmer organizations.

These topics are substantiated by, among others, responsible investment in agriculture, public-private partnership, agri-business development, sustainable agricultural practices and standards, agricultural market and trade, and agricultural data and information management systems.

Please get in touch for any further information regarding the Working Group’s activities.

Contact Details


Mr. Suriyan Vichitlekarn
Speaker for Working Group on Agriculture
Regional Project Director, Better Rice Initiative Asia (BRIA)
Senior Regional Advisor, ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems Project


Areas of Expertise

  • Sustainable development of food/ agriculture/forestry sectors, food security in Southeast Asia
  • Regional cooperation and facilitation with focus on ASEAN and GMS frameworks
  • Program management
  • Public-private partnership in agriculture




Cambodia, China, Fiji, Germany, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Viet Nam