Asia-Pacific Rural Development and Food Security Forum 2022: Battling Climate Change and Transforming Agri-food Systems

Series: Rural Development and Food Security Forum

Asia-Pacific Rural Development and Food Security Forum 2022: Battling Climate Change and Transforming Agri-food Systems

22 March 2022 to 24 March 2022

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and its partners organized the Asia-Pacific Rural Development and Food Security Forum to bring together innovators, experts, and thought leaders to: 

  • Present their ideas on rethinking the future of agriculture amidst complex and evolving challenges; 
  • Explore new research, innovations, and technologies that can help build nature-positive food systems; and 
  • Forge partnerships and collaborations which will mobilize finance for innovation, research, and business to promote food and nutrition security in the Asia and Pacific region 

Asia Pacific Rural Development and Food Security Forum 2022: Teaser 

Asia Pacific Rural Development and Food Security Forum 2022: Leaders Roundtable Teaser

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
22 Mar 2022 Opening / Leaders’ Roundtable The Future of Food and Agriculture
[Opening][Backgrounder][
22 Mar 2022 Opening / Leaders’ Roundtable Welcome Address
Qingfeng Zhang
22 Mar 2022 Opening / Leaders’ Roundtable Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks
Roberta Casali

Donal Brown
22 Mar 2022 Opening / Leaders’ Roundtable Panel Discussion Shenggen Fan, Yutaka Arai, Cao Duc Phat
22 Mar 2022 Technical Session 1 Digital Technology for Agriculture
[Backgrounder][Recording]The COVID-19 pandemic promoted ...
22 Mar 2022 Technical Session 1 Keynote Presentation
This presentation gives an overview of the benefits of agrifood systems from digital technologies.
Paul Teng
22 Mar 2022 Technical Session 1 Panel Discussion Vladimir Stankovic, Elliott Grant, Vikas Choudhary
22 Mar 2022 Technical Session 1 Revisit and Reflect for Revision: Experience Sharing, Voices from Development Practitioners, Startups, Farmers, and Youth Don Tan, Otini Mpinganjira, Jawoo Koo, Takeshi Ueda
22 Mar 2022 Technical Session 1 Pinduoduo: Applying Digital Technologies for Agricultural and Rural Development
This presentation gives an overview of how Pinduoduo Inc. applies digital technologies for agricultural and rural development.
Don Tan
22 Mar 2022 Technical Session 1 Implementation of a Mobile-based Customised Advisory Service for Farmers of Odisha, India
This presentation gives an overview of the future plans of Precision Development (PxD) on how to implement the mobile-based customized advisory services...
Otini Mpinganjira
22 Mar 2022 Technical Session 1 Digital challenges: What it takes for decision makers to harness digital technologies for managing climate risks effectively
This presentation gives an overview of the opportunities and challenges of the transition in digital technologies.
Jawoo Koo
22 Mar 2022 Technical Session 1 ICT Applications in Community-based Watershed Management in the Philippines
This presentation gives an overview of the ICT applications experienced by the Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP).
Takeshi Ueda
22 Mar 2022 Synthesis Day 1 Activities and Sessions
Shingo Kimura, Navin K. Twarakavi
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
23 Mar 2022 Day 1 Recap
Md. Abul Basher
23 Mar 2022 Deep Dive 1 The Role of Education in Reducing Rural-Urban Divide
[Recording]To avoid the middle-income trap, countries must move from a low-cost to ...
23 Mar 2022 Deep Dive 1 Remarks Qingfeng Zhang
23 Mar 2022 Deep Dive 1 [Keynote Presentation] How Poor Levels of Human Capital Threaten the Rise of Asian Economies
This presentation gives an overview of how education affects human capital and economic growthof a country.
Scott Rozelle
23 Mar 2022 Deep Dive 1 Panel Discussion Clarissa Delgado, Md. Saidur Rahman, Meekyung Shin
23 Mar 2022 Deep Dive 1 On the Frontlines: The Perspective and Experience of Rural Teachers in the Philippines
This presentation gives an overview of the current situation of education in rural areas in the Philippines and factors that need to be address to improve...
Clarissa Delgado
23 Mar 2022 Deep Dive 1 The Changes and Innovation on Rural Economy and How Education Can Contribute for New Changes in Rural Economy (from Bangladesh case)
This presentation gives an overview of the rural-urbangap in education in Bangladesh and changes needed to increase rural economy.
Md. Saidur Rahman
23 Mar 2022 Deep Dive 1 Pursuing Universal Secondary Education and Economic Development: Republic of Korea
This presentation gives an overview of Korea's support process in education to attain economic development.
Meekyung Shin
23 Mar 2022 Deep Dive 2 Urban/Controlled Environment Farming—New Window for Fresh and Nutritious Food
[Recording]Urbanization has been rapidly increasing in Asia and the Pacific over the...
23 Mar 2022 Deep Dive 2 [Keynote Presentation] National Urban & Peri Urban Agriculture Program: Responses & Prospects amidst Challenges in Food Security
William Dar
23 Mar 2022 Deep Dive 2 Panel Discussion Sairam Reddy Palicherla, Maria Tran, Gerald Glenn Panganiban
23 Mar 2022 Deep Dive 2 Nauru: Opportunity to Enhance Resilience and Adapt to Climate Change with a Holistic Approach
This presentation gives an overview of the opportunity for Nauru to enhance resilience and adaptto climate change with a holistic approach.
Maria Tran
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 2 Pathways to Sustainable and Inclusive Food Systems
[Backgrounder][Recording]...
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 2 Opening Remarks
Bruno Carrasco
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 2 Keynote Presentation
Louis Verchot
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 2 Panel Discussion Samantha Hung, Jean Balie, Sudarshan Dutta
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 2 Gender equality, Women’s Empowerment and Food Systems
This presentation gives an overview of women in food systems.
Samantha Hung
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 2 Revisit and Reflect for Revision: Sharing of Experiences, Voices from Development Practitioners, Farmers, Youth, and Women Omer A. Zafar, Romina Cavatassi, Le Hoang Anh
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 2 Structural, Business, and Environmental Dimensions of Sustainable Food Systems
This presentation gives an overview of the different dimensions of sustainable food systems.
Omer A. Zafar
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 2 Rural Development Report 2021: Transforming Food Systems for Rural Prosperity
This presentation gives an overview of transforming food systems for rural prosperity.
Romina Cavatassi
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 2 Low Carbon Value Chain Development in Viet Nam
This presentation gives an overview of the development of the agricultural value chain in Viet Nam.
Le Hoang Anh
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 3 Intersectoral Approach to Nutrition Security
[Backgrounder][Recording]One size ...
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 3 Keynote Presentation
This presentation gives an overview of the double burden of malnutrition (DBM) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). And provides an overview of the systems...
Mandana Arabi
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 3 Panel Discussion Ladda Mo-suwan, Britta Schumacher, Victor Ochieng Owino, Isaac Kofi Bimpong
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 3 Intersectoral approach to nutrition security: Thailand
This presentation gives an overview of Thailand's approach to dealing with nutrition challenges.
Ladda Mo-suwan
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 3 Linking food systems, social protection and health to enable healthy diets and good nutrition for those who need it most in Asia Pacific Region
This presentation gives an overview of enabling healthy diets and good nutrition in Asia.
Britta Schumacher
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 3 Contributing to evidence base for improved diet quality and nutrition security through isotopic and nuclear techniques
This document gives an overview of the isotopic and nuclear techniques to improve diet quality and nutrition security.
Victor Ochieng Owino, Isaac Kofi Bimpong
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 3 Revisit and Reflect for Revision: Sharing of Experiences, Voices from Development Practitioners, Consumers, and Women Kaz Maruyama, Jody Harris, Ahmed Umair,
23 Mar 2022 Technical Session 3 Affordable Nutrition at DSM
This presentation gives an overview of the goal of DSM in the food system and nutrition security.
Kaz Maruyama
23 Mar 2022 Synthesis Day 2 Activities and Sessions
Narayan Iyer, Kazuko Ogasahara
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
24 Mar 2022 Day 2 Recap
Sangjun Lee
24 Mar 2022 Special Session COVID-19 Impacts on Food Systems
[Recording]​The subsequent disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to both local and international...
24 Mar 2022 Special Session Keynote Presentation
This presentation gives an overview of the food inflation and food insecurity impacts due to COVID-19.
Aziz Elbehri
24 Mar 2022 Special Session Panel Discussion Yasmin Siddiqi, Jalil Pirzada, PK Joshi
24 Mar 2022 Deep Dive 3 Alternative Proteins to Meet the Growing Demand
[Recording]With the pace of global population growth and improvement of dietary habits in emerging...
24 Mar 2022 Deep Dive 3 Keynote Presentation
This presentation gives an overview of the nutrition and food safety of plant-based alternative meats.
William Chen
24 Mar 2022 Deep Dive 3 Panel Discussion Varun Deshpande, Neil Ian Lumanlan, Isabelle Decitre
24 Mar 2022 Deep Dive 3 Closing Martin Lemoine
24 Mar 2022 Technical Session 4 Financing Green, Resilient and Inclusive Agriculture
[Backgrounder][Recording]Financing...
24 Mar 2022 Technical Session 4 Keynote Presentation
This presentation gives an overview of the gross ecosystem product.
Gretchen Daily
24 Mar 2022 Technical Session 4 Panel Discussion Qingfeng Zhang, Piet van Asten, Joost Zuidberg
24 Mar 2022 Technical Session 4 Reflect and Rethink for Revision: Experience Sharing, Voices from Development Practitioners, Farmers, Youth, and Women Kisa Mfalila, Stephen Hart, Arnaud Heckmann
24 Mar 2022 Knowledge Product Showcase Knowledge Product Showcase
[Recording]The forum showcased key knowledge products prepared by ADB on research findings and...
24 Mar 2022 Knowledge Product Showcase Financing Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems in Asia and the Pacific
This presentation gives an overview of the content of financing sustainable and resilient food systems in Asia and the pacific publication.
Shingo Kimura
24 Mar 2022 Knowledge Product Showcase Cambodia Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Roadmap
This presentation gives an overview of the content of Cambodia's agriculture, natural resources, and rural development sector assessment, strategy, and...
Takeshi Ueda
24 Mar 2022 Closing Actions and Recommendations / Closing Remarks and Future Direction
[Recording]ADB and partners identified the Forum’s key takeaways and highlighted the next steps...
24 Mar 2022 Closing Panel Discussion Yasmin Siddiqi, Thomas Panella, Mukhtor Khamudkhanov, Martin Lemoine, Mio Oka, Jiangfeng Zhang,
24 Mar 2022 Closing Closing Remarks
Sungsup Ra
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
25 Mar 2022 Knowledge Products Financing Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems in Asia and the Pacific
25 Mar 2022 Knowledge Products Cambodia Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map
25 Mar 2022 Publications Rural Development and Food Security Forum

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