The Asia Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment (APEAEN) was first established during the symposium on “Agricultural Education Systems in Asia” organized by the Asian Productivity Organization in Japan on August 5, 1997. Eighteen participants representing 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific region were the initial members, which has now increased to around 350 representing 22 countries in the Region.
“The success of the APEAEN is founded on all its members sharing common interests and needs. Therefore they are always interested in exchanging information. Another factor is its good governance, especially its dynamic Secretariat,”Dr. Samuel T. Mancebo, University of the Philippines Los Banos
APEAEN is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines since 2002 as a non-stock, non-governmental international organization of educators, researchers, extension workers, administrators, policymakers, development specialists, and institutions involved in education, agriculture, environment, and health. In envisions interconnecting educators in Agriculture and Environment in the Asia and Pacific Region for Universal CARE – Collaboration, Assistance, Responsiveness and Excellence in principle and practice of their professions. The association works for the development, improvement, and professionalization of educators in agriculture and environment so that they can become effective partners in countryside development, including determining appropriate strategies to address environmental concerns due to global warming, health issues, and sustainable development.
“APEAEN is one of ten APO alumni bodies that play an important role in generating multiplier effects in national and regional productivity networks“
APEAEN aims to :
(1) serve as an international alliance for the identification and dissemination of new developments and best practices in the fields of agriculture and environmental education;
(2) promote exchange technical and professional knowledge and information among its members, government leaders and the society in general to improve education, research, development and practice in the fields of Agriculture and Environment; and
(3) cooperate, coordinate and collaborate with local, national, regional, and international organizations, institutions, and governments in search for new directions and solutions to problems related to education in agriculture and environment.