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Jul. 17, 2020

2020 Project 01: FFTC 50th anniversary symposium: Making agro food systems sustainable

2020 Project 01: FFTC 50th anniversary symposium: Making agro food systems sustainable

In its 50th anniversary symposium in 2020, the Center plans to invite experts from the Asian and Pacific Region to share their perspectives on various subjects and expound the issues and solutions based on their knowledge and experiences.

**This event has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Type of activity: Symposium
Date & venue: October 6, 2021, Taipei, Taiwan
Organizer: Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region

Rationale

The world population is expected to grow from 7 billion to 9 billion by 2050. In addition, climate change will further increase risks in global food production. How to provide enough food with good quality to the world and keep the agricultural environment sustainable has become a major issue not only nowadays but in the future. Sustainable Agro-Food systems, defined as “the totality of actors in the production, distribution and consumption of food, the relationships between them and the regulatory apparatus governing these arrangements”, are confronting the challenges and opportunities that the Agro-Food value chains need to deal with. This is very much in line with some of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): end hunger, ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, and take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Since its inception, FFTC, as an information center, has contributed to the collection and exchanges of innovative technologies or knowledge which help build up sustainable Agro-Food Systems. To mark FFTC’s 50 years of existence, the Center has organized this international symposium on Perspectives on Sustainability of Agro-Food Systems. FFTC, therefore plans to invite experts from the Asian and Pacific Region to share their perspectives on the subject and expound on the issues and solutions based on their knowledge and experiences. Through discussions, we can understand the needs of both food suppliers and consumers, searching for the possibility of mutual benefits. This symposium includes two sessions: 1) Sustainable Agro-Food Systems (Food Supply), 2) Nourishing Asia’s Growing Population (Food Consumption) and an Agricultural Policy Forum - Moving towards Sustainable Agro-Food Systems.

Objectives

• To provide innovation technologies and future prospects of sustainable Agro Food Systems for suppliers’ side.
• To understand the consumers’ needs and provide the related technologies and specifications.
• To exchange the policies and experiences in relation to the sustainable agro-food systems from different countries.

Expected participants

• Maximum of six speakers, including related experts from partner institutes and countries.
• Maximum of 150 participants including policymakers, researchers, and other stakeholders from the agro-food sector.

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