Agricultural and Food Marketing Association for Asia and the Pacific (AFMA)

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Established 8-10 Feb 1983, Bangkok (Thailand), at the first General Assembly, by national level institutions involved in the marketing of grains, livestock, fruits and vegetables, following recommendations of Group Consultation on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC), 12-14 Jan 1982, Bangkok and meeting, 2-3 June 1982, Bangkok when constitution, by-laws and programme of work were drafted. Original title: Association of Food Marketing Agencies in Asia and the Pacific. Subsequently changed title to Association of Food and Agricultural Marketing Agencies in Asia and the Pacific. Current title adopted in 2006.


Improve food marketing systems in the countries of the region by stimulating economic and technical cooperation among food marketing institutions; establish machinery for systematic interchange of information and experience on policies, programmes, projects and technologies of food marketing; train senior level policy makers and middle level managerial and technical staff; plan, initiate, implement and evaluate specific policies, programmes and projects.

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Guidance/assistance/consulting; research and development; politics/policy/regulatory; projects/programmes; training/education; events/meetings; knowledge management/information dissemination.


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Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 11 countries
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Subjects *

  • Amenities
    • Food
  • Commerce
    • Market
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Agriculture

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger



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19. Oct 2016
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