Established in 2011, SNRD Asia’s Working Group (WG) 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.
In order to achieve 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. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), regional integration, national and local development.
Noting the complex issues and challenges faced by the agriculture sector, the WG also shares experiences and seeks opportunity to foster partnership with other development partners and through public-private partnership for a more sustainable development of agriculture as a whole.
The factsheet of the Working Group is now available for download here.