Agriculture officials from APEC member economies and industry representatives are partnering to reduce a costly explosion in food waste in the Asia-Pacific that could jeopardize the future of global food security.
Technical discussions between these groups in Taipei took forward measures for improving food waste assessment and controls..
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Food security provides the basic condition for a prosperous region that thrives in an integrated economy. This is the challenge that Asia-Pacific agriculture officials are tackling as they come together in Piura, Peru this week to develop food security policy..
Improved agricultural products are planted in almost 88 million hectares in the Asia-Pacific region. The question of how the APEC member economies can better facilitate the advancement of biotechnology to promote food security and trade is central to the agenda of food security officials convening in Piura, Peru this week.
In recognition of the key role that food security plays in achieving quality growth and prosperity in the region, Ministers and heads of delegation from the APEC 21 economies issued a statement that sets clear steps forward to enhance food markets and sustainably produce food in the face of challenges to production.
The statement reflec..
The global population is projected to hit 9.6 billion by 2050 and the world will need to increase the food it produces by 60 per cent. This outlook brings ministers from the 21 APEC member economies together to tackle food production and cross-border trade opportunities in the Asia-Pacific to advance food security.
“One of our priorities ..