Illustration @ M. Khamla

Agroecology for Southeast Asia - ASEA

A network aimed at producing more while preserving resources.

For several decades, ASEAN countries have been following different intensification pathways due to growing demand for agricultural products that has prompted the simplification of family farming and agricultural landscapes, increasing vulnerability to climate change. Farming system vulnerability has been exacerbated in some agroecological zones in which most agriculture is rain-fed and climate change has a potentially major influence on productivity and profitability. Depending on their respective history, demographic changes, economic development models and the agroecological potential of their landscapes, agricultural intensification has evolved at a different pace and had variable ecological and social impacts across the region. With a fast-growing population, increased pressure on its natural resources and ever more present climate change impacts, Southeast Asia is at a crossroads regarding its agricultural development, which now calls for a major shift towards an agroecological transition.



  • University of Queensland (UQ)


  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)


  • Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences (YAAS)


  • French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)


  • Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD)


  • National Agricultural and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI)


  • Kasetsart University (KU)


  • Northern Mountainous Agriculture and Forestry Institute (NOMAFSI)
  • Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute (SFRI)