The Grow Asia network involves more than 580 organizations across the region, representing the public sector, multinational corporations, local agribusinesses, civil society, farmer associations and research/academia.


Our way of working is anchored upon SDG17, where sustainable development is achieved through global and multi-stakeholder partnerships. It leverages the experience and core competencies of partners - many of whom don’t usually interact - to collectively develop solutions at scale. It is for this reason that a special focus of Grow Asia’s activity is making our Country Partnerships and Working Groups more effective as multi-stakeholder platforms.


Grow Asia has a unique governance structure that is also reflective of this multi-stakeholder approach. Our Steering Committee guides and oversees Grow Asia’s strategy and operations. The Grow Asia Business Council, comprised of global and regional companies, provides strategic insight and drives action on the ground, while the Grow Asia Civil Society Council advises on ensuring positive societal and environmental outcomes.

Grow Asia
Steering Committee

The multi-stakeholder Steering Committee acts as the main oversight body for the Grow Asia Secretariat. The Committee’s diverse representation, including a farmer representative, is invaluable in defining Grow Asia’s plans and addressing differing views and approaches while identifying priority areas that help Grow Asia meet its ambitious targets.



  • ASEAN Secretariat

  • Representatives of the Grow Asia Business Council

  • Representatives of the Grow Asia Civil Society Council

  • Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)

  • Donors

  • World Economic Forum

Grow Asia 
Business Council

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



  • Bayer CropScience 

  • Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group



  • Apical Group Ltd.

  • Burgundy Hills

  • Cargill Inc.

  • Corteva Agriscience

  • East-West Seed

  • Feedmix Specialist II

  • Indofood

  • International Finance Corporation

  • Louis Dreyfus Company

  • Nestlé SA

  • Olam

  • PepsiCo Inc.

  • Rabobank

  • Royal DSM

  • Sinar Mas Agribusiness & Food

  • Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.

  • Syngenta International AG

  • Triputra Agro Persada

  • Unilever

  • UPL Ltd.

  • Yara International ASA

  • Yoma Strategic Holdings

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Civil Society Council

Local and global NGOs 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.


  • Agriterra

  • AsiaDHRRA

  • Conservation International

  • Landesa

  • Mercy Corps

  • Oxfam

  • Rainforest Alliance

  • SNV

  • Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)

  • Swisscontact

  • The Nature Conservancy

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

  • World Vision Australia

  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)