The fragmentation of different sources of research expertise in ASEAN makes it difficult for valuable findings to be applied in agriculture value chains. To address this issue, Grow Asia established the Grow Asia Learning Alliance (GALA) – to help knowledge producers – such as research institutes, universities and think tanks
– connect with agribusinesses, while providing them with tools to navigate partnerships with business.

Through GALA, Grow Asia is committed to enabling more partnerships between knowledge producers and agribusinesses in ASEAN to scale the impact of agriculture research in the region.


The GALA Program is reaching over 40 key universities and research institutions across five countries in Southeast Asia. Below is a list of partners who have engaged with our program either through trainings or learning events organized by Grow Asia or our Country Partnerships.

  • Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

  • Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) 

  • Institute of Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) 

  • College of Agriculture and Food Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)

  • National Crop Protection Center, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) 

  • De La Salle University (DLSU)

  • University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies

  • International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

  • Mariano Marcos State University

  • Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology

  • Visayas State University

  • Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD)

  • Yezin Agricultural University

  • Institute for Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD)

  • Vietnam Academy of Agriculture Sciences (VAAS)

  • Center for Agrarian Systems Research and Development (CASRAD)

  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

  • Australian Center for Intertnational Agriculture Research (ACIAR)

  • Vietnam National University (VNU)

  • Western Highlands Agricultural & Forestry Science Institute (WASI)

  • Northern Mountainous Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute

  • World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

  • Foreign Trade University Innovation and Incubation Space

  • Crops For the Future Research Centre

  • Aus4Innovation Program, Australian Government

  • Cambodian Institute for Research and Rural Development (CIRD)

  • Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)

  • Universitas Jember

  • Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB)

  • Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)

  • Universitas Katolik Parahyangan

  • Universitas Brawijaya

  • Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi (BPPT)

  • Indonesian Agricultural Economic Association (PERHEPI)

  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

  • Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS)

  • Mitra Sejahtera Membangun Bangsa (MSMB)

  • Akvo

  • BIOPS Agrotekno

  • Neurafarm

  • Value-chain Capacity Building Network (VCB-N)

For more information on the GALA program contact Nadia at

The GALA program is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

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