Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration (ATMI) in ASEAN countries: Responding to food security and inclusiveness concerns

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

The ATMI program targets five ASEAN member states— Cambodia, Laos PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, and Viet Nam with the following objectives: To strengthen target ASEAN member states’ capacity to develop policies and programs that help the smallholder farm sector adjust to changes in subregional agricultural and food markets; and to promote cooperation in food security and agricultural development among all ASEAN member states by developing strategic programs and measures in the areas of R&D, food safety, and quality standards, as well as encouraging investments in food and agri-based industries. Achieving these objectives should produce two key outcomes: improved smallholder competitiveness in the production of key food and industrial crops; and reduced exposure of less-developed member states to food-security shocks.