Recognising the need for regional cooperation on agriculture and food security under climate change, the ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agricultural Research and Development (ATWGARD) initiated a project on the Promotion of Climate Resilience in Rice and Other Crops. Led by Thailand, in 2014 this initiative developed into the ASEAN-CRN, which addresses the need for regional cooperation on agriculture and food security in facing climate change.
The aim of the ASEAN-CRN is to ensure that ASEAN member states are in a better position to adapt their land use sectors to climate change and to optimize its mitigation potential. The network promotes climate resilience and low emissions a series of dynamic knowledge exchange events and collaborative initiatives.
The ASEAN-CRN actively engages with relevant stakeholders and projects in the region. It is a member of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) and the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN).