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Our way of working is anchored upon SDG17, where sustainable development is achieved through global and multi-stakeholder partnerships. Our governance structure reflects this approach and our commitment to diversity.

Members of the Grow Asia Business Council are companies or entities engaged in the production, distribution or sale of agriculture, food, or forestry products in Asia-Pacific, including entities engaged in the financial and support sectors. Members of the Grow Asia Civil Society Council are from the public sector, non-government organizations, or non-profit entities, including farmers associations, development agencies, research institutes, and multilateral government bodies.


Membership to our Councils is by invitation only, and is open to entities that wish to champion and drive Grow Asia’s mission of building inclusive, resilient, and sustainable food systems in Southeast Asia. 

More information can be found in the Grow Asia Constitution - which outlines the Terms of Reference of the Grow Asia Councils - or by contacting the Grow Asia team members listed below.

Grow Asia 
Business Council

The Grow Asia Business Council includes the CEOs and regional heads of local and global companies. Member companies provide strategic input to Grow Asia and our Country Partnerships, invest in value chains, and support the development of innovative solutions.


  • Bayer Crop Science 

  • Cargill Inc.

  • Corteva Agriscience

  • Charoen Pokphand Produce

  • Deloitte

  • East-West Seed

  • GROW

  • Louis Dreyfus Company

  • Mars

  • Olam

  • PepsiCo Inc.

  • Sinar Mas Agribusiness & Food

  • Swiss Re

  • Syngenta 

  • Triputra Group

  • Unilever

  • Visa

  • World Economic Forum

Grow Asia
Civil Society Council

Local and global NGOs and public sector entities make up the Grow Asia Civil Society Council. The members provide active guidance, including the development of a project design checklist, reviewing the Grow Asia performance measurement metrics, commissioning specific research in support of Grow Asia's projects, and partnering directly with projects on the ground.


  • ASEAN Secretariat

  • Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia (AsiaDHRRA)

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia)

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (UK)

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

  • International Development Research Centre

  • International Finance Corporation

  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

  • Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund

  • Mercy Corps

  • Oxfam

  • Rainforest Alliance

  • Save the Children

  • SNV

  • Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)

  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

  • Swisscontact

  • Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)

  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

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