Sustainable Agriculture

Leveraging Business in ASEAN for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture (LAB)

Agriculture is a critical economic sector within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).  Eight out of 10 of the ASEAN Member States are dependent on agriculture and its production.  In the least developed member countries, agriculture constitutes more than 40% of GDP.  Among the emerging economies in the region, the sector accounts for a tenth or more.

In partnership with the UNGC, using the Food and Agriculture Business Principles (FAB Princples), LAB is a three-year programme endorsed by the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) in September 2014.

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