The development of agriculture, including crops, livestock, fisheries (blue growth) and forestry, have played a key role in reducing food insecurity and malnutrition across the Asia and the Pacific region.
The 34th session of the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific will discuss the lessons learned from these experiences to assess the prospects for attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 2 on zero hunger, while tackling new and emerging challenges such as climate change, endemic and emerging diseases and pests or their vectors, urbanization, and ageing populations.
In this context, delegates will exchange views, relate country experiences and share information on the food security situation in the region, and bring to the table ideas and suggestions for achieving the SDGs. The meeting will also focus on: climate action for agriculture; accelerating action on food security and nutrition in Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS); and safe food for better nutrition and trade.
The regional conferences of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) are held in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Near East and North Africa, and are convened on a biennial basis to discuss priority issues for agriculture and rural development.
dates: 9-13 April 2018
location: Nadi, Western, Fiji