Introduction

In its 2016–20 strategy, the Prolinnova network decided to create regional and subregional platforms of country-level multistakeholder networks (“Country Platforms”). The Country Platforms in Cambodia, Nepal, Philippines and Timor Leste are at an early stage of setting up a regional platform. They are hoping to advance this process through joint planning and implementation of an Asian Farmer Innovation Fair in 2018.

A task force consisting of the following members has been set up for this purpose:

The platform will seek to facilitate country-to-country learning and joint efforts in policy dialogue at regional level to promote local innovation by small-scale family farmers and, above all, multistakeholder interaction in farmer-led joint research and development building on local initiatives and innovations.