ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development set to revolutionize land use in Southeast Asia

The ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry held their 40th meeting on 11 October 2018 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, under the Chairmanship of H.E. Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Minister of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Viet Nam. At the meeting, the ministers endorsed the ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development to promote the role of agroforestry in simultaneously achieving economic, environmental and social outcomes at farm, household and landscape levels and help ASEAN Member States achieve their targets related to food security, sustainable growth, reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions, land restoration, watershed protection, gender equality, social/community forestry, climate-change adaptation and mitigation and, more generally, the Sustainable Development Goals.