Grow Asia has a unique governance structure that embodies its multi-stakeholder community.
Its multi-stakeholder 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 is supported by the strong commitment and leadership of the 10 ASEAN governments and the ASEAN Secretariat, and through generous funding from the Government of Australia and the Government of Canada. The partnership is coordinated by the Grow Asia Secretariat based in Singapore.
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 Ministries of Agriculture and Forestry
Grow Asia Business Council
Grow Asia Civil Society Council
World Economic Forum
The Grow Asia Business Council includes the CEOs and regional heads of 20 local and global companies that are partners of the World Economic Forum. Member companies lead Country Partnerships, invest in value chains, and support the development of innovative solutions.
Sinar Mas Agribusiness & Food
International Finance Corporation
Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.
Louis Dreyfus Company
RGE Pte. Ltd.
Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.
Syngenta International AG
Wilmar International Ltd.
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.
Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)
World Vision Australia
World Wide Fund for Nature