Development of the Guidelines (2017-2019)
The ASEAN Guidelines on Promoting Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture and Forestry (ASEAN RAI) were initiated in 2017 by the ASEAN Secretariat, and developed at their request through an inclusive, multi-stakeholder process by Grow Asia, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
In October 2018, the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry officially adopted the ASEAN RAI. The development was supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and a World Bank Trust Fund, supported by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The ASEAN RAI Action Plan is led by: the ASEAN Secretariat’s Economic Community Division of Food, Agriculture and Forestry upon request by the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry. Implementation partners include: Grow Asia, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The Action Plan is supported in part by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and welcomes additional funding partners.
Other regional and international partners on the ASEAN RAI include: