Regional Knowledge Platform on One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) in Asia and the Pacific

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. 

Read more about the rationale and background of OCOP

  • 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.

OCOP in Asia and the Pacific
Viet Nam: Honey
Fiji: Turmeric
Vanuatu: Poultry
Cook Islands: Taro
Samoa: Cocoa
Sri Lanka: Red Rice
Solomon Islands: Cassava
Nepal: Large Cardamom
Papua New Guinea: Vanilla
Bangladesh: Jackfruit
Indonesia: Banana
Cambodia: Mango
Pakistan: Chilgoza pine nuts
Mongolia: Camel Milk
Lao PDR: Tea
India: Millet
Bhutan: Quinoa
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Bangkok (Thailand), Hybrid Event, 05/10/2022

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