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The Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI) is an inter-governmental and multilateral cooperation body that aims to improve food production and promote sustainable agriculture in Asian countries through knowledge and technology transfer and sharing. To realize its goals, AFACI Implements, manages, funds, and coordinates multilateral projects, international trainings, program workshops, and symposia.

AFACI is composed of 15 member-countries, namely: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Korea.

The AFACI Secretariat is based at the International Technology Cooperation Center (ITCC), Rural Development Administration in Jeonju, Korea.

Likewise, RDA has cooperated with 12 member-countries in Latin America through Korea-Latin America Food & Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KoLFACI) and 19 member-countries in Africa through Korea-Africa Food & Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KAFACI).


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Mission

  • Promote sustainable agricultural growth in the Asian region
  • Contribute to the consistent economic development of member-countries through technological cooperation in the agricultural and food sectors

Vision

  • Established network of Asian countries that jointly address issues on food production, sustainable agriculture, and industrialization of food and agricultural sectors of the Asian region
  • Enhanced partnership and leadership of member countries in the international community
  • Strengthen cooperation among member-countries toward agricultural technology innovation
  • Boost agricultural technology and knowledge transfer and sharing among member-countries
  • Promote and strengthen human resource network and partnerships through the AFACI website
  • Formulate appropriate strategies and set directions to promote sustainable agriculture and food security in the Asian region
  • Participate in international efforts in promoting agricultural development in the Asian region

The Rural Development Administration (RDA) of Korea initiated the AFACI as part of its efforts to share agricultural knowledge and technologies with Asian countries.

The AFACI was inaugurated in November 2009 in Seoul, Korea with the participation of government representatives from 12 Asian countries. To date, AFACI has fourteen (14) member countries, namely: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Bhutan, and Myanmar, with the latter two countries joining in 2016.

AFACI held its first General Assembly Meeting in the Philippines in 2010. The second GA was held in Korea in 2012; 3rd GA was in Vietnam in 2014; 4th GA was in Sri Lanka in 2016; the 5th GA in Lao PDR in 2018; and the 6th was held in Bhutan in 2022

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Secretariat
Dr. Kim Hwang-yong
Name Dr. Kim Hwang-yong
Position AFACI Secretary General / Director of International Technology Cooperation Center (ITCC), RDA
Tel 82-63-238-1110
E-mail hykim@korea.kr
Dr. Park Jongyoon
Name Dr. Kim Min-Kyeong
Position Senior Deputy Secretary General
Tel 82-63-238-1123
E-mail kimmk72@korea.kr
Mr. Hong Songwon
Name Mr. Hong Songwon
Position Deputy Secretary General
Tel +82-63-238-1122
E-mail hongsw1215@korea.kr
Mr. Lee Dongjin
Name Mr. Lee Dongjin
Position Coordinator
Tel 82-63-238-1133
E-mail afaci@korea.kr
>Ms. An Yunju
Name Ms. An Yunju
Position Coordinator
Tel 82-63-238-1132
E-mail afaci@korea.kr
Ms. Kim JI Soo
Name Ms. Kim JI Soo
Position Coordinator
Tel 82-63-238-1129
E-mail share@korea.kr
Ms. Lee Eunsil
Name Ms. Lee Eunsil
Position Administration Coordinator
Tel 82-63-238-1414
E-mail afaci@korea.kr
Ivan Pacsay Layag
Name Ivan Pacsay Layag
Position Communications Specialist
Tel 82-63-238-1134
E-mail iplayag1892@gmail.com

AFACI Partner Organizations

  • FFTC
  • BI-APO
  • AVRDC
  • IRRI
  • APIRAS
  • ILRI
  • FAO
  • gfras

6th Chair Group (2022.08.30 ~ Present)

member countries
  • Deepak Bhandari Deepak BhandariChairperson

    NepalNEPAL

  • Haris Syahbuddin Haris SyahbuddinVice-Chairperson

    IndonesiaINDONESIA

RDA
  • Cho Chae ho Cho Chae ho
    22.05.13~PresentCo-Chairperson

    koreaKorea

AFACI
  • Kim Hwang yong Kim Hwang yong
    22.08.30~PresentSecretary General

    koreaKorea

5th Chair Group (2018.04.03 ~ 2022.08.30)

member countries
  • Dasho_Thinley_Namgyel Dasho Thinley NamgyelChairperson

    BhutanBhutan

  • Prak Cheattho Prak CheatthoVice-Chairperson

    CambodiaCambodia

RDA
  • Ra Seung Yong Ra Seung Yong
    18.04.03~18.12.14Co-Chairperson

    koreaKorea

  • Kim Kyeong Kyu Kim Kyeong Kyu
    18.12.15~20.08.14Co-Chairperson

    koreaKorea

  • Hur Tae Woong Hur Tae Woong
    20.08.15~21.12.03Co-Chairperson

    koreaKorea

  • Park Byung Hong Park Byung Hong
    21.12.04~22.05.12Co-Chairperson

    koreaKorea

  • Cho Chae ho Cho Chae ho
    22.05.13~PresentCo-Chairperson

    koreaKorea

AFACI
  • Kwon Taek Ryoun Kwon Taek Ryoun
    18.04.03~20.07.23Secretary General

    koreaKorea

  • Choi Sun tay Choi Sun tay
    20.07.24~PresentSecretary General

    koreaKorea

4th Chair Group (2016.05.18 ~ 2018.04.02)

member countries
  • Bounthong Bouahom Bounthong BouahomChairperson

    LaosLaos

  • Uttam Kumar Bhattarai Uttam Kumar BhattaraiVice-Chairperson

    NepalNepal

  • Ty Sokhun Ty SokhunVice-Chairperson

    CambodiaCambodia

RDA
  • Lee Yang Ho Lee Yang Ho
    16.05.18~16.08.16Co-Chairperson

    koreaKorea

  • Chung Hwang Keun Chung Hwang Keun
    16.08.17~17.07.16Co-Chairperson

    koreaKorea

  • Ra Seung Yong Ra Seung Yong
    17.07.17~18.04.02Co-Chairperson

    koreaKorea

AFACI
  • Hwang Jeong Hwan Hwang Jeong Hwan
    16.05.18~17.02.26Secretary General

    koreaKorea

  • Lee Jeom Ho Lee Jeom Ho
    17.02.27~18.01.21Secretary General

    koreaKorea

  • Kwon Taek Ryoun Kwon Taek Ryoun
    18.01.22~18.04.02Secretary General

    koreaKorea

3th Chair Group (2014.04.23 ~ 2016.05.17)

member countries
  • Dharmassree Wijeratne Dharmassree WijeratneChairperson

    Sri LankaSri Lanka

  • Bounthong Bouahom Bounthong BouahomVice-Chairperson

    LaosLaos

  • Jaya Mukunda Khanal Jaya Mukunda KhanalVice-Chairperson

    NepalNepal

RDA
  • Lee Yang Ho Lee Yang Ho
    14.04.23~16.05.17Co-Chairperson

    koreaKorea

AFACI
  • Rho Suhyon Rho Suhyon
    14.04.23~15.04.23Secretary General

    koreaKorea

  • Hwang Jeong Hwan Hwang Jeong Hwan
    15.04.24~16.05.17Secretary General

    koreaKorea

2th Chair Group (2012.05.03 ~ 2014.04.22)

member countries
  • Nguyen Van Bo Nguyen Van BoChairperson

    VietnamVietnam

  • Dharmassree Wijeratne Dharmassree WijeratneVice-Chairperson

    Sri LankaSri Lanka

RDA
  • Park Hyun Chool Park Hyun Chool
    12.05.03~13.03.17Co-Chairperson

    koreaKorea

  • Lee Yang Ho Lee Yang Ho
    13.03.18~14.04.22Co-Chairperson

    koreaKorea

AFACI
  • Cho Yang Hee Cho Yang Hee
    11.10.10~14.01.27Secretary General

    koreaKorea

1th Chair Group (2010.04.16 ~ 2012.05.02)

member countries
  • Bernadette Fatima Romulo Puyat Bernadette Fatima Romulo PuyatChairperson

    PhilippinesPhilippines

RDA
  • Kim Jae Soo Kim Jae Soo
    10.04.16-10.08.15Co-Chairperson

    koreaKorea

  • Min Seung Kyu Min Seung Kyu
    10.08.16~11.12.30Co-Chairperson

    koreaKorea

  • Park Hyun Chool Park Hyun Chool
    11.12.31~12.05.02Co-Chairperson

    koreaKorea

AFACI
  • Cho Gyoung Rae Cho Gyoung Rae
    10.04.16~11.05.16Secretary General

    koreaKorea

  • Yi Gi Hwan Yi Gi Hwan
    11.05.17~12.05.02Secretary General

    koreaKorea

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