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South-South dialogue and intra-regional learning

At a regional level the framework for exchanging knowledge is presently weak. The project implemented under this Component will build South-South linkages and strengthen knowledge sharing across the region.

Facts on Call for proposals

  • Launching of the call: November 2010.
  • Overall budget: €2 650 000.
  • Contribution Agreement with UNESCAP signed
  • Duration: 36 months

'SATNET Asia'. Short description of the project

Following the evaluation of the proposals, a Contribution Agreement has been signed with UNESCAP for implementation of the project 'Network for Knowledge Transfer on Sustainable Agricultural Technologies and Improved Market Linkages in South and Southeast Asia (SATNET Asia)'.



Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and India (Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kamataka, Orissa, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand).


The overall objective of this action is to contribute to improved food security and nutrition of the poorest and most vulnerable people in South and Southeast Asia by increasing and accelerating the rate of adoption of sustainable and productivity-enhancing agricultural technologies and by improving regional trade in food products.

Specifically, the objective of this action is to support innovation by strengthening South-South dialogue and intraregional learning on sustainable agriculture technologies and trade facilitation

Final beneficiaries

Value chain actors (including farmers, intermediaries, retailers, importers and exporters) in target countries with a focus on poor and vulnerable smallholder farmers.

Expected results

  • A vibrant network of change agents is established and maintained;
  • A portfolio of knowledge and best practices on sustainable agriculture technology options is made available to stakeholders; 
  • Effective trade facilitation measures for food products are identified and recommended;
  • Stakeholders have increased capacity to implement options related to trade and technologies.

Component 2 should work in close conjunction with actions taking place under Component 1 facilitating regional collaboration, information exchange and training.

Last update: 15/11/2012 | Top