Events

Food Security Forum

22 June 2016 to 24 June 2016
Mandaluyong City
Philippines

The agriculture and food industry in Asia and the Pacific region has undergone structural transformations, technological advancements, and policy shifts in order to adapt to the changing times. New farming systems, value chain segments consolidation, various mechanisms for food trade, and rising consumer demand and expectations as well as changing lifestyles have shaped the process of bringing food on the table. But in addition to the customary issues of food availability and affordability, concerns on safety and nutrition as well as sustainability have become more pronounced lately.

The 2016 Food Security Forum adopted the theme Safe, Nutritious, and Affordable Food for All to echo the inclusive nature of global food security goals, not only in terms of quantity but also in quality. Using the value chain framework approach, the forum tackled transformations, trends, and future direction from food production to consumption.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
22 Jun 2016 Partnership Dialogue: High-Level Technology to End Hunger Opening Remarks Stephen P. Groff
22 Jun 2016 Partnership Dialogue: High-Level Technology to End Hunger Stage-Setting Presentation Mahfuz Ahmed
22 Jun 2016 Partnership Dialogue: High-Level Technology to End Hunger (Cluster 1) International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), International Potato Center (CIP), International Rice Research
22 Jun 2016 Partnership Dialogue: High-Level Technology to End Hunger (Cluster 2) Asian Farmers’ Association (AFA), Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI), GrainPro, Inc., Murdoch University, WorldFish Center
22 Jun 2016 Partnership Dialogue: High-Level Technology to End Hunger (Cluster 3) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, World Food Programme (WFP)
22 Jun 2016 Partnership Dialogue: High-Level Technology to End Hunger (Cluster 4) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Government of Australia, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
22 Jun 2016 Closing Remarks Bambang Susantono

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