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 refl..
Most APEC member economies are aquaculture producers and nine are among the top global players. Aquaculture commerce is an important source of livelihoods and food security in the Asia-Pacific region. Making this industry accessible to small-scale aquaculture farmers will help APEC take strides in its agenda of inclusive economic growth.
Health Ministers and officials from APEC member economies have endorsed new collaborative actions to defend against escalating health threats like the Zika virus while mitigating the effects of greying populations and increased susceptibility to chronic diseases on healthcare services across the Asia-Pacific.
Strengthening the capacity..
Senior officials from the 21 APEC economies are convening in Lima, Peru to take action on APEC initiatives that help integrate regional economy, develop human resources and their capabilities, strengthen the food markets, and support the growth of small businesses.
The two-day Senior Officials’ Meeting comes on the heels of intensive ..
It takes half the amount of time for budding entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific region to set up a business today compared to about a decade ago.
Back in 2009, APEC set out to improve the business environment in the region through regulatory reforms that make it cheaper, faster and easier to do business. This gave rise to an initiative call..