The Agroecology Learning alliance in South East Asia (ALiSEA) is supported and coordinated at national and regional level by GRET (www.gret.org). ALiSEA’s goal is to enable local and regional agroecology stakeholders to leverage one another’s expertise to produce evidence based studies and share them broadly to support a regional transition towards agroecology. It has a 3 folded objectives:
- Strengthening knowledge and experience sharing among agroecological initiatives and actors
- Increasing visibility and credibility of agroecological movement towards policy makers and consumers.
- Scaling up the development and adoption of agroecological practice among farmers.
ALiSEA is part of a wider program, Towards an Agroecological Transition in the Mekong Region (ACTAE), funded by the French Agency for Development (AFD) and coordinated by CIRAD. This later is also responsible for the other component of the program addressing the Conservation Agriculture Network in South East Asia – CANSEA (http://cansea.org.vn/) ALiSEA works at local and regional level alike, and currently counts four countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. The website includes an interactive map with initiatives on agroecology, and an online library.