(The ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve)
Is a regional cooperation standing on humanitarian ground with professional and business sense operation. This organization established under the purview of the ASEAN plus People's Republic of China, Japan and Republic of Korea Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry to secure food security in an emergency caused by temporary and large scale calamity.
Therefore APTERR is mutual assistance system to provide necessary quantity of rice flexibility and effectively to rice-needy people. APTERR primary function is food aid for assistance to build confidence in encountering food shortage due to temporary natural disaster or man-made calamity, through provision of food assistance and nutrition improvement program to the needy people.