south asia watch on trade, economics and environment

Ongoing Programmes

Strengthening the role of SAARC in the Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture in South Asia

The project titled “Strengthening the role of SAARC in the Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture in South Asia” was launched in May 2016. The project will support the SAARC Secretariat and the SAARC member countries in developing a long-term vision on sustainable intensification of agriculture in the region. This will be a part of the SAARC Food Security Strategy and also a part of efforts to strengthen sub-regional cooperation in key technical areas. The initiative is expected lay the foundation for a more ambitious partnership between International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the SAARC member countries. It will also strengthen regional cooperation mechanisms and linkages. For its part, SAWTEE will collaborate with IFAD, SAARC Secretariat, the SAARC Technical Committee on Agricultural and Rural Development (TC-ARD), the SAARC Agricultural Centre and other key stakeholders while implementing the project.