In March 2003, The KREI founded FANEA with PRIMAFF and IAED/ CAAS. The three institutes cooperate in studying various issues including agricultural policy and economics, structure, agri- environment, agricultural trade in North East Asia. As part of the research cooperation, the institutes have taken turns holding annual international symposiums since 2003. Each year, the institutes report their outputs and discuss under particular subjects regarding agriculture and agricultural policies in northeast Asia. The 1st, 4th 7th and 10th symposiums were held in Korea.