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Jul. 08, 2022

Experts to discuss policy implications of circular agriculture and sustainable healthy diets

Experts to discuss policy implications of circular agriculture and sustainable healthy diets

 

On July 19, 2022, policymakers, researchers and representatives of the agri-food sector in Asia will explore the contribution of circular agriculture and nutritional communication approaches to sustainable agri-food production and consumption. In the upcoming hybrid (onsite and online)  policy forum titled “Circular Agriculture for Sustainable Healthy Diets: Perspectives and Policy Implications in the Asian and Pacific Region” a joint undertaking of the FFTC-AP and the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS), participants are expected to exchange information on the models, technologies, challenges and support policies used to transit and scale-up the circular agriculture towards planetary healthy diets at the regional level.

Circular agri-food system

Twelve speakers from 9 countries (Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, USA and Vietnam) will have a roundtable discussion on what policies and other concrete actions are needed to create an enabling environment fostering the transition from linear agri-food systems towards circular agri-food systems that would address planetary healthy diets. The organizers of the forum had invited international experts to discuss: (1) Circular approaches to sustainable production and growth in the agri-food systems in Asia; (2) Nutrition and health communication approaches to enhance public awareness and consumption of sustainable healthy diets; and (3) Practical innovation and policy action to boost transition and scaling-up process of viable circular agri-food systems for sustainable healthy diets in Asia.

Identification of drivers and barriers

The policy forum is based on the concept of circular economy in the agri-food systems which implies that agri-food products are generated in ways that regenerate nature, food is not lost and wasted, and all the resources are used productively (PACE – Platform for Accelerating Circular Economy). The agri-food sector, through practicing circular agriculture approaches, has significant potential in the transition to low carbon and climate-friendly economy. Therefore, it is crucial to identify drivers and barriers in the transition from linear agri-food systems towards circular agri-food systems addressing planetary healthy diets.

FFTC and VAAS are cordially inviting all researchers, industry players, farmers and enthusiasts to register and participate in the forum. The participants can join us online at the WebEx virtual meeting room or watch the live broadcast at the FFTC-website or the FFTC Facebook page.

To register in the workshop, please visit https://km.fftc.org.tw/workshop/3

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