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1 One Vision, One Identity, One Community ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework ASEAN Secretariat FAO Regional Workshop on Rice and Aquaculture for Productivity Increase and Market Development in East Africa April 2009, Kampala, Uganda

2 Presentation’s Outline  Background  Existing ASEAN Initiatives/ Mechanism on Food Security  Overview of the AIFS  ASEAN Integrated Food Security Policy  Implementation Plan One Vision, One Identity, One Community

3 3 Association of Southeast Asian Nations 1.Brunei Darussalam 2.Cambodia 3.Indonesia 4.Lao PDR 5.Malaysia 6.Myanmar 7.Philippines 8.Singapore 9.Thailand 10.Viet Nam The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, by Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam joined the Association on 8 January Viet Nam became the seventh member of ASEAN on 28 July Lao P.D.R and Myanmar were admitted into ASEAN on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April 1999.

4 One Vision, One Identity, One Community4 Background  Concern on possible socio-economic impacts resulted from the sharp increase in international food prices in 2007/08 and food relief in response to devastated natural disasters  The need to address food security through formulation of strategic pursuit of actions to be developed based on strong commitments and ownership of all Member States  Likelihoods of food prices to remain high for the next few years and impacts to the region

5 Existing ASEAN Initiatives/ Mechanism on Food Security  ASEAN Food Security Reserve (AFSR) Board - A venue of information sharing on the region’s priority commodities ASEAN PLUS THREE Initiatives of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministers of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (AMAF+3). Funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry of Japan.  East Asia Emergency Rice Reserve (EAERR) Project - To provide food aid for disaster areas and poverty alleviation purposes. Trade issues, i.e. price stabilization, is also explored. Permanent scheme APTERR (ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve) is on-going process.  ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) Project - To establish an information network on food security among the countries and to conduct training in data collection and management. Additional elements in 2 nd phase: Early Warning Information System, Mutual Technical Cooperation and Preparation of Commodity Outlook Reports. One Vision, One Identity, One Community

6 6 Overview  An ad-hoc Taskforce on Food Security was formed to develop detailed work plan on food security in the ASEAN region, comprising “ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework” and “Strategic Plan of Action for Food Security (SPA-FS)”  “AIFS Framework” and “SPA-FS” was reviewed and endorsed by ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) in October  Support to AIFS Framework and SPA-FS was given at the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM-8 th AMAF +3) meeting in October 2008.

7 One Vision, One Identity, One Community7 Overview  The ASEAN-UN meeting on Food Security in November 2008 also echoed the support and agreed to an ASEAN-UN Convergence Matrix of Programmes and Activities on Food Security as a basis for future collaboration.  A Statement on Food Security in the ASEAN Region, together with AIFS Framework and SPA- FS, was adopted by the 14 th ASEAN Summit in February 2009, of which the Leaders pledged to embrace food security as a matter of permanent and high priority policy.

8 One Vision, One Identity, One Community8 ASEAN Integrated Food Security Framework  Goal – To ensure long-term food security and to improve the livelihoods of farmers in the ASEAN region.  Objectives:  To increase food production  To reduce post-harvest losses  To promote conducive market and trade  To ensure food stability  To operationalise regional food emergency relief arrangements

9 One Vision, One Identity, One Community9 AIFS Framework  Guiding Reference and Principles  World Food Summit (1996), High-level Conference on World Food Security (2008)  ASEAN Community and ASEAN Charter  Agreement on ASEAN Food Security Reserve (1979)  Coverage  Initial priority commodities – rice, maize, soybean, sugar and cassava  Other important commodities – to be identified during the course of implementation

10 One Vision, One Identity, One Community10 AIFS Framework and SPA-FS  AIFS Framework is supported by SPA-FS, which contains corresponding Strategic Thrusts (ST), Action Programmes, Activity, Responsible Agencies and Work Schedule

11 One Vision, One Identity, One Community11 AIFS Framework and SPA-FS  Components and Strategic Thrusts (ST)  1. Food Security and Emergency/ Shortage Relief  ST 1: Strengthen Food Security  2. Sustainable Food Trade Development  ST 2: Promote Conducive Food Market and Trade  3. Integrated Food Security Information System  ST 3: Strengthen Integrated Food Security Information Systems  4. Agricultural Innovation  ST 4: Promote Sustainable Food Production  ST 5: Encourage Greater Investment in Food and Agro-based Industry to Enhance Food Security  ST 6: Identify and Address Emerging Issues Related to Food Security

12 One Vision, One Identity, One Community12 AIFS Framework and SPA-FS  Strategic Thrusts (ST) and Action Programme (AP)  ST 1: Strengthen Food Security  AP 1.1: Strengthen national food security programmes/ activities  AP 1.2: Develop regional food security reserve initiatives and mechanisms  ST 2: Promote Conducive Food Market and Trade  AP 2.1: Promote initiatives supporting sustainable food trade  ST 3: Strengthen Integrated Food Security Information Systems  AP 3.1: Reinforce the ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) project towards a long-term mechanism

13 One Vision, One Identity, One Community13 AIFS Framework and SPA-FS  Strategic Thrusts (ST) and Action Programme (AP)  ST 4: Promote Sustainable Food Production  AP 4.1: Improve agricultural infrastructure development to ensure production system, minimise post-harvest losses, and reduce transaction cost  AP 4.2: Efficient utilisation of resource potential for agricultural development  AP 4.3: Promote agricultural innovation including research and development on improving productivity and agricultural production  AP 4.4 Accelerate transfer and adoption of new technologies

14 One Vision, One Identity, One Community14 AIFS Framework and SPA-FS  Strategic Thrusts (ST) and Action Programme (AP)  ST 5: Encourage Greater Investment in Food and Agro- based Industry to Enhance Food Security  AP 5.1: Promote food and agro-based industry development  ST 6: Identify and Address Emerging Issues Related to Food Security  AP 6.1: Address the development of bio-fuels with consideration on food security  AP 6.2: Address impacts of climate change on food security

15 Implementation of ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework To ensure long-term food security and to improve the livelihoods of farmers in the ASEAN region. Goal Critical Decision and TransitionEstablishing a long-term mechanism for ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Component 1: Food Security and Emergency/Shortage Relief Strategic Thrust 1: Strengthen Food Security Arrangements Component 2: Sustainable Food Trade Development Strategic Thrust 2: Promote Conducive Food Market and Trade Component 3: Integrated Food Security Information System Strategic Thrust 3: Strengthen Integrated Food Security Information Systems Component 4: Agri-Innovation Strategic Thrusts 4: Promote Sustainable Food Production Strategic Thrusts 5: Encourage Greater Investment in Food and Agro-based Industry Strategic Thrusts 6: Identify and Address Emerging Issues Related to Food Security Conceptual Diagram of ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework

16 One Vision, One Identity, One Community16 Implementation  5 years,  Consultations with relevant bodies/ stakeholders at regional and national levels to obtain relevant inputs and cooperation and to promote sense of greater ownership  AMAF in coordination with other relevant ASEAN Sectoral Bodies shall be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of AIFS Framework and SPA-FS  Partnership and cooperation arrangements with international organizations and donor agencies (i.e. FAO, World Bank, IRRI, IFAD, ADB)

17 One Vision, One Identity, One Community17 Implementation  Details and arrangement for implementation is tasked to relevant ASEAN Sectoral Working Groups for further elaboration.  The AIFS Framework and the SPA-FS shall be reviewed periodically taking into account dynamic regional and global developments and evaluated after the end of five year period in 2013.

18 One Vision, One Identity, One Community18 Way Forward  Immediate Follow-up Action  An ASEAN-UN Regional Conference on Food Security is planned to be held in May 2009 in collaboration with World Bank, ADB, IDB, IFAD and IRRI to promote cooperation in the implementation of AIFS Framework and SPA-FS.

19 Coordination & Monitoring - ASEC/NRU leading role -Consultant support -Progress Report Com 1: Food Security & Emergency/Shortage Relief -EAERR (AMAF+3) -APTERR (AMAF+3, ADB) Com 2: Sustainable Food Trade Development - Food supply chain study (WB) - Rice trade & market info (ADB) - Policy guidance (SEOM, SOM-AMAF) Com 3: Food Security Information System - AFSIS (AMAF+3) - Strengthening food security information system (ADB) - Food security information programme (FAO/EC) Com 4: Agricultural Innovation - Public/private sector partnership and investment (SG’s directive) -Climate change (ReFOP) Main Events ASEAN-UN Regional Conference on Food Security, May - Special SOM- 30 th AMAF Meeting, August, Viet Nam - AEC Council Meeting, date and venue (tbc) - 31 st AMAF and related meetings, October, Brunei Darussalam - ASEAN Regional Conference on Food and Agro-based Industry, date and venue (tbc) - 15th ASEAN Summit AIFS/SPA-FS Implementation 2009

20 ASEAN: “One Vision, One Identity and One Community ” Thank You


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