Grow Asia was invited by the ASEAN Secretariat to present the case for a regional approach to managing the Fall Armyworm (FAW), a pest that has severely affected maize crops. It is now spreading rapidly across the Asian continent.

To put that threat into context, consider this: ASEAN has an annual demand for around 50 million tonnes o...

The Sustainable Development Impact Summit had two important roles. Firstly, to facilitate a conversation on what are the new ideas, developments in the sustainable development space – particularly around the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Secondly, to hear about the ongoing and recent developments within...

In January 2019, we met Ruel Amparo, founder and CEO of Cropital at a start-up technology fair in Unilever Singapore. We got to know his company and immediately found connections between us because we share the same mission – helping smallholder farmers in the Philippines.

Several months later, we met Ruel again but this time, as a sp...

Together with MUFG and Yara, Grow Asia just completed the first cohort of the Digital ASEAN Program, a program designed to accelerate the growth of promising, mature agritech startups by providing them with learning and mentoring opportunities, small grants, and opportunities to partner with corporates to support that growth.

There we...

I met Paul Voutier in Singapore about a year ago; within 10 minutes of information and idea exchanges, we instantly agreed upon the idea of organizing a joint session of Grow Asia and Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) in Singapore, focusing on geodata captured through satellites, and how it can be used to generate meaningful a...

We are delighted to welcome Ivan Pomaleu as Executive Director of Grow PNG, Grow Asia’s newly launched Country Partnership for Papua New Guinea. The partnership will bring together business leaders, policy makers and farmers to accelerate agriculture development in PNG.

In this Q&A, Ivan tells us more about his expertise, passion area...

In the second Grow Asia Digital Learning Series Workshop we brought together 100 industry stakeholders (including 50 joining by webcam from across the  region) to address the role of drones in South East Asia. The aim was to come away from the workshop with a clear idea about what needs to happen in SEA to support smallholder farmers...

We are delighted to welcome U Ye Htut as Country Director of the Myanmar Agriculture Network (MAN).

In this Q&A, we invite you to get to know about Ye Htut, his priorities for MAN and his vision for Myanmar's agriculture sector. 

1.    What excites you most about joining MAN and the Grow Asia network?
I am very excited about...

There are some 100 million small farms in ASEAN. When we imagine what it would be like to make a living from a single acre of corn, rice or cocoa, while struggling to pay school fees and medical costs, most of us are rightly empathetic.

However, when it comes to developing digital solutions to for small farms this empathy can be...

When we imagine the farm of the future, it is exciting to picture a drone hovering over each plant carefully spraying chemicals on just those leaves affected by a pest. Meanwhile, a cluster of sensors monitor every aspect of the soil, applying fertiliser with precision.

While these technologies are exciting, and no doubt promising, we...

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