The Grow Asia Investment Forum
The Grow Asia Forum is our annual high-level flagship event. Usually run on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum's Asia Summit, the Grow Asia Forum brings together senior leaders and decision-makers from Southeast Asia's governments, the global and regional private sector, civil society organizations, farmer groups, and other key stakeholders to share ideas, establish new partnerships and explore scalable, sustainable and inclusive solutions to agricultural development.
Last year, Grow Asia welcomed 172 leaders from governments, businesses, civil societies, and academia who gathered at the Grow Asia Forum in Singapore to discuss Asia's most pressing food system challenges and explore avenues for change.
Grow Asia is pleased to share the highlights in this report which it hopes will stimulate ongoing discussions and collective action as the network works together to transform Southeast Asia’s food systems by supporting the millions of small family businesses at its center.
Held on 13 August 2020, the 2020 Grow Asia Forum brought together 197 key leaders from Southeast Asia and beyond to - virtually - explore opportunities to build more inclusive, sustainable and resilient food systems. Organized under the theme of "Call for Partnerships", the high-level event saw Grow Asia's key partners identify action areas around four key topics:
(1) Coordinating a Regional Response to COVID-19,
(2) Mainstreaming Gender in Agriculture
(3) State of the Smallholder AgriTech Sector 2020, and
(4) Opportunities for Collaboration with the Grow Asia Network.
Concluding the event was a series of “Calls to Partnership” – presentations highlighting programs, platforms and interventions that need the involvement of more partners to achieve impact at scale.
Read the Event Summary Report