Countries in the Asia-Pacific region have rich experience in Special Agricultural Products (SAPs) development and expressed strong desire to share knowledge on SAPs development. Responding to the request of Member States in the region, hosted by FAO's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the OCOP Regional Knowledge Platform aims to promote technical and institutional innovations that strengthen the sustainable development of SAPs. Through knowledge sharing on best practices and innovations such as Geographical Indications (GI), One Village One Products (OVOP) and other approaches, the Regional Platform on OCOP will prepare the sector to take advantage of, and shape the new opportunities presented by agri-food systems transformation.
The Regional Knowledge Platform is intended for a wide range of users, from Governments to private sector, from international organizations to academia and civil society, all of which need access to qualified knowledge on SAPs. The Regional Knowledge Platform also welcomes contributions of all interested stakeholders who are willing to share their materials for knowledge sharing.
- Strengthened food and nutrition security
- Improved income and livelihoodst
- Improved sustainable and inclusive value chains through better production, processing, marketing, and consumption
- Increased climate resilience and environmental sustainability
- Strengthened partnerships
Under the leadership of the Assistant Director-General of FAO's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the regional coordination task force for OCOP in Asia-Pacific consist of the OCOP focal point and technical officers and specialists from diverse disciplines, who are engaged to ensure successful implementation and active collaboration of OCOP in the region.
How global branding like GI ensures trade and local development – the case of Cambodia’s Premium Kampot Pepper
Kampot pepper has not only expanded export volume to new high-value markets, but also gained a significant price premium following the establishment of the geographical indication (GI). The Ministry of Commerce has rigorous mechanisms in place to maintain the credibility of the GI status for export markets.
Protection of crested ibis (Nipponia nippon) habitat with organic black rice in Caoba Village, Yang county, Shaanxi Province of China
Nearly-extinct crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon) habitat is protected through trinity harmonious development of organic industry, eco-tourism and targeted poverty alleviation. The world population of crested ibis increased from seven in 1981 to over 7 000 in 2021, of which more than 3 000 birds were in Hanzhong city where Yang county belong.
High-level Launch Event for the FAO Regional Knowledge Platform on One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) for Asia and the Pacific
Hybrid Event, Bangkok (Thailand), 05/10/2022
Countries in the Asia-Pacific region has rich experience in Special Agricultural Products development and expressed strong desire to share knowledge. By mobilizing existing knowledge, expertise and best practices from the Asia-Pacific region and fostering dialogue, learning and collaboration among a diverse array of stakeholders, the FAO Regional Platform on OCOP aims to promote technical and i...
Side Event Sharing innovative and effective practices on Special Agricultural Product development: One Country One Priority Product for Asia and the Pacific
Hybrid Event, Bangkok (Thailand), 06/10/2022
The Global Action on One Country One Piority Product (OCOP), which was announced globally by FAO Director General in 2021, will support countries in their efforts to transform national agrifood systems towards more resilience, sustainability, inclusiveness and efficiency. The country-led approach of the initiative relies on developing the value chains for special agricultural products (SAPs) wi...
Launch of Regional Knowledge Platform on OCOP to support the transformation of agrifood systems in Asia and the Pacific
Asia-Pacific countries keen to promote ‘One Country One Priority Product’ to showcase their best agricultural products
- OCOP Action Plan 2021-2025
- Concept Note for Global Action on Green Development of Special Agricultural Products: “One Country One Priority Product”
- Global application of the One Village One Product Movement concept- Lessons from the experiences of the Japan International Cooperation Agency
- FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
- Geographical Indications
- Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems
- South-South and Triangular Cooperation
Senior Policy Officer
Regional OCOP Coordinator
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Maliwan Mansion, Phra Atit Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand.