Bangkok, 24 February 2022 (TDI): As the region works to overcome the adverse impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) forward actions and approach will guarantee that people do not go hungry and are well sustained while taking care of the environment.

Food safety, food security, and supportable agriculture growth have long been concerns in the Asia-Pacific region, even before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sustainability has become the main focus area as APEC officials advance the region’s vision to restore development that is balanced, secure, strong, broad, and maintainable, including guaranteeing food security and food safety.

This year, the Policy Partnership on Food Security will pay attention to developing actual actions to transmit out the APEC Food Security Roadmap of the year 2030.

Last year, Agriculture and Food Ministers confirmed their promise to an open transparent productive, sustainable, and resilient APEC food system by initiation a new 10-year food security roadmap.

The public-private corporation will also play an important role in supporting members’ specific and cooperative efforts to minimalize the food system’s damaging impact on the environment.

For this, economies are looking to strengthen the public-private investment in infrastructure as well as cold-chain to decrease the recent level of food loss and waste.

“Despite having various individual food systems, member economies are confronted with similar vulnerabilities, and this is why collaboration will be the key in our efforts to strengthen food security in APEC,”.

The above remarks were given by Chantanon Wannakejohn, Chair of the APEC Policy Partnership on Food Security during the virtual meeting on the subject.

Thailand has emphasized its economic model of Bio Circular Green (BCG) as one of its significant objectives this year. The food sector and agriculture are some of the main focus industries.

In this regard, the goal is goods modification as well as the migration of low-value merchandise to value-added products. The Food Security Ministerial meeting is scheduled to be held in August this year.