CSA Practices in ASEAN

 

 

The ASEAN-CRN supports the process of scaling up climate smart agriculture (CSA) practices amongst ASEAN Member States (AMS) through regional cooperation. The first major activity of the ASEAN-CRN was to facilitate a coordinated regional study, composed of national studies in each participating AMS on the promotion of climate resilience for food security in ASEAN. The research combines a vulnerability assessment of the value chains of two major food crops in the participating AMS with a stocktaking on existing good CSA practices which could become subject of regional exchange and be promoted for scaling-up.

The identified CSA practices include the use of varieties that are resistant to drought, salinity, pest and diseases, and other climate-related stress. Further, prioritized CSA practices include improved crop management measures during crop growth and development; use of technological advances and science-based knowledge; crop diversification, including changing crops or commodities (e.g. shrimp farming in the Mekong River Delta); and further innovations such as agri-insurance and cropping calendar.

Below you can find links to the case studies on existing CSA practices in selected AMS:

CSA in Cambodia

CSA in Indonesia

CSA in Lao PDR

CSA in Myanmar

CSA in the Philippines

CSA in Thailand

CSA in Vietnam

For more information on CSA in other AMS, please visit the following websites:

Department of Agriculture and Agrifood Brunei Darussalam

Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute

Singapore Food Agency of Singapore

 

 

Summary of CSA Practices in the National Studies