2020 FFTC Policy Forum on “Sustainable Agri-Food Systems Under and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Date: 2020.11.17

Date: 1-2 December 2020
Livestream Broadcast via FFTC Facebook Website

The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly affected economic activities in agriculture and food sectors, especially challenging the normal operation of the global agricultural value chains. Travel restrictions and social distancing have interfered the management content in smallholder farmers, farm laborers, factory and front-line workers and could have inevitably impeded agro-food distribution, especially worsening the already fragile rural economy in the Asian and Pacific region. In this forum, FFTC intends to invite key stakeholders in agriculture and food systems from the Asian and Pacific Region as well as Germany to share their country responses to COVID-19 and potential agricultural technologies that could help recover and build resilience of food systems for attaining sustainable food security in the Asian and Pacific Region.

The proposed objectives are:

  • To share and exchange country specific knowledge and experiences, policy response measures and best practices against the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the agri-food sector;
  • To strengthen international cooperation toward sustainable and resilient food systems; and
  • To review and identify potential innovative technologies and services for capacity development of smallholder farmers and building resilience of country food systems.

We are cordially inviting all stakeholders of the agricultural value chains to join us in this forum. We sincerely welcome your participation. Join us online and we look forward to your valuable comments.

For forum information and registration, please click on the link: https://sites.google.com/view/20-agricultural-policy-forum/home

Registration is free!


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