Maximizing Agricultural Revenue through Knowledge, Enterprise Development, and Trade (MARKET) in the ASEAN Region

USAID supports the Maximizing Agricultural Revenue through Knowledge, Enterprise Development and Trade (MARKET) project, which is a key component of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative. MARKET focuses on strengthening the ASEAN institutional platform for increasing regional food security. MARKET will also improve the enabling environment for expanded food and agriculture trade in the ASEAN region and increase private sector and civil society engagement in the regional agriculture policy dialogue.

Maximizing Agricultural Revenue through Knowledge, Enterprise Development, and Trade (MARKET)

MARKET focuses on strengthening the ASEAN institutional platform for increasing regional food security. MARKET will also improve the enabling environment for expanded food and agriculture trade in the ASEAN region and increase private sector and civil society engagement in the regional agriculture policy dialogue.

Nathan Associates provides technical assistance to strengthen food security in ASEAN’s member states through the MARKET project. MARKET has three objectives:

  • Strengthen the ASEAN institutional platform for regional food security
  • Improve the enabling environment for food and agriculture trade
  • Involve the private sector and civil society in agriculture policy dialogue.

The project supports ASEAN’s Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework and Strategic Plan of Action for Food Security (SPA-FS) in promoting food markets and trade and works with the ASEAN Secretariat on dialogue with the private sector and civil society on food security policy and regional food solutions. They are currently:

  • Assessing the enabling environment for regional trade in food and agricultural products - comparing member states’ trade policies and practices and exploring how certain regulatory improvement and harmonization can advance food security—and developing reform recommendations.
  • Identifying barriers to cross-border trade and investment in aquaculture, a key food value chain in the region.
  • Facilitating public-private dialogue on sustainable fisheries.
  • Organizing a series of workshops to improve and broaden public-private dialogue on food security issues facing by the private sector.

Partners

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Nathan Associates Inc.

    Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    Nathan Associates Inc. is an economic consulting firm that has worked in international development for nearly 70 years. Clients include USAID, DFID, the World Bank, the IDB, and foreign...

  • Socsksargen Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries (SFFAAII)

    Association
    Staff size: 501-1000

    SOCSKSARGEN Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Inc. a non-government, non-profit organization, established in 1999 as an umbrella organization of 7 associations with a total over 100...

  • Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP)

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    Since 1968 the company has been working with public and private sector and community stakeholders in a wide range of developing countries. In particular the company has been tackling the...

  • U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC)

    Government
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) is a dynamic partnership of key stakeholders representing soybean producers, commodity shippers, identity preserved value-added merchandisers, allied...

  • Thai Frozen Foods Association (TFFA)

    Association
    Thailand | Staff size: 26-50

    Thai Frozen Foods Association (TFFA) is a private non-profit organization founded in 1968 under the Thai Trade Association Act. The original name was Thai Marine Products Association, then...

  • Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP)

    Advocacy NGO, Implementing NGO, Association
    Viet Nam | Staff size: Unknown

    Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) is a non-governmental organization, based on the principles of voluntary, autonomy and equality. VASEP members include leading...

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Key Information

LocationEast Asia and Pacific, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 9.17 Million
    Sectors