In mid-April 2020, the ASEAN Negotiating Group on Agriculture (ANGA) has successfully submitted a joint submission to the Koronovia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The submission was done by the Department of Agriculture and Agri-food of Brunei Darussalam as chair of AMAF on behalf of the ten member states of ASEAN.
The ANGA submission contained common views of the ten ASEAN Member States on the topics of 2(e), Improved livestock management systems, including agropastoral production systems and others and topic 2(f), Socioeconomic and food security dimensions of climate change in the agricultural sector.
In February 2020, ANGA focal points met in Bangkok to review ASEAN Member States positions on the above topics and through steadfast deliberations arrived at common positions that will shape the KJWA. These views were then further endorsed by the senior leaders of the ministries of agriculture and forestry of ASEAN before being submitted to the UNFCCC.
The ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (ASEAN-CRN) established ANGA in 2017 with Terms of Reference and Standard Operating Procedures endorsed by the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF).
The ASEAN-CRN and ANGA are supported by the United Nations Food Organization Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO-ROAP) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).