Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Consultation Meeting of the SOM-AMAF+3 and SOME+3 on
Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS)

30 October 2012
Bangkok, Thailand


The objectives of the Consultation Meeting of the Senior Officials Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry Plus Three and Senior Officials Meeting of the Ministers of Energy Plus Three are as follows:

  1. Review the regional policy and cooperation framework for bioenergy in ASEAN+3;
  2. Introduce the FAO BEFS initiative and the BEFS ASEAN project; 
  3. Review, discuss and approve the BEFS ASEAN program of activities; and
  4. Identify mechanisms for improved regional collaboration on bioenergy issues, policy and planning.


Concept note

Provisional agenda

Opening remarks by SOM-AMAF+3 chairperson

Status of bioenergy development in ASEAN plus three
    Republic of Korea
    Viet Nam

Capacity building for the efficient use of biomass for bioenergy and food security in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Global bioenergy partnership (GBEP): Sustainability indicators for bioenergy

List of participants