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Asia Pacific Agricultural Extension and Outreach Network

The Asia Pacific Agricultural Extension and Outreach Network (APAEON) was established in December 2014 to contribute to a enhanced linkage between agricultural research and extension to promote sustainable food systems and improve the productivity in the region. The main goal is to achieve food and nutrition security in the whole Asia-Pacific region.

Sustainable Mechanization across Agri-food Value Chains Network – SMAACNET

SMAACNET consolidates information on the sustainable use of agricultural mechanization across different categories of agro-food value chains. The overarching goal of SMAACNET is to assure that the use of sustainable agricultural mechanization (SAM) contributes to food security, economic development and ecological balance in Asia and the Pacific Region. With the objectives of (i)  To exchange knowledge, share experience and promote collaboration and concerted efforts among all stakeholders on the use of SAM across agri-food value chains. (ii) To advocate for the economic, social and environmental values and benefits of using SAM across agri-food value chains. (iii) To promote effective linkages among public and private stakeholders associated with the use of SAM in countries of Asia and the Pacific Region. (iv) To facilitate the implementation of SAMS at the regional, sub-regional and national levels as well as the implementation of policies and institutional mechanisms associated with SAMS

Save Food Asia-Pacific

Countries in Asia and the Pacific have pledged to work together through regional and national multi-stakeholder networks to reduce food loss and waste. The regional effort was launched in 2013 with the support of some 20 countries in Asia and the Pacific and since then countries have been signing on to their own national save food campaigns.

Sago Network for Asia and the Pacific (SNAP)

This network and its members collaborate on the conservation, sustainable cultivation, utilization and development of sago palm, and to promote advocacy for economic, social and environmental values and benefits among all partners and stakeholders.