1. We, the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry held our 35th ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) Meeting on 26 September 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, under the Chairmanship of H.E. Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob, Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry of Malaysia.

Moving Towards 2015 and Beyond

2. We noted with satisfaction the on-going progress and achievements made in the ASEAN cooperation in food, agriculture, and forestry to contribute towards the realisation of the ASEAN Community. In order to ensure the realisation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) deliverables in the Food, Agriculture and Forestry sectors by 2015, we agreed to focus our efforts and resources on the achievement of the identified key deliverables and prioritised measures. In this regard, we requested all subsidiary bodies under our purview to review their respective current Strategic Plans of Actions (SPA) to achieve the approved key deliverables and prioritised measures.

3. Building on the good progress and achievement made in the sector, we agreed to initiate the work on a post-2015 vision to support positioning ASEAN in the evolving regional architecture, as mandated by the 22nd ASEAN Summit. We tasked the Senior Officials to develop a vision, objectives and goals of the ASEAN Cooperation in Food, Agriculture and Forestry sectors towards 2020, based on the review of the current framework and Strategic Plan of Action, and submit appropriate recommendations to our meeting in 2015 for adoption.

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