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International Conference on Asian Food Security

June 11, 2014

The International Conference on Asian Food Security (ICAFS 2014) will be held on 21–22 August 2014 in Singapore. ICAFS 2014 will be a key forum to meet and discuss the many issues and drivers of food security. ICAFS 2014 is targeted at those with leadership responsibilities who want to understand and address the challenges affecting the Asian agri-food landscape. It will be especially useful for government leaders, agri-food industry experts, civil societies and NGOs, members of academia, and representatives of investment entities.

The programme consists of five plenary sessions which will address the following topics:

  • Asia 2025 – Trends and Challenges to Food and Nutrition Security
  • Food Supply and Demand – Improving Productivity Growth and Supply Chains
  • Market Integration, Trade and Economic Access to Food
  • Financing and Investing in Agricultural Innovation and Technology
  • Charting an Integrative Approach for Asia towards Asia 2025

Additionally, a concluding keynote will be delivered by Mr Bindu Lohani, Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Fan S.G. (DG, IFPRI), Dr. R.S. Zeigler (D.G. IRRI), Dr. Jomo Sundaram (ADG, FAO), Dr.Bayu Krishnamurthi, (Vice Minister for Trade, Indonesia), Mr. Davor Pisk (COO, Syngenta), Dr. Jikun Huang (CCAP, China) and many other prominent food security experts.

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