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Good Practices

Using the Niigata Action Plan as its point of departure, the purpose of the APIP is to share knowledge and data associated with food security issues among APEC economies.
Good practices are best defined by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization as “any collection of specific methods that produce results that are in harmony with the values of the proponents of those practices” (FAO, http://www.fao.org/ag/wfe2005/glossary_en.htm). According to the FAO, within agriculture, good practices “applies available knowledge to addressing environmental, economic and social sustainability for on-farm production and post-production processes resulting in safe and healthy food and non-food agricultural products”. For the APIP, such good practices include the following elements, which are intended to uphold the purpose of the APIP, and APEC: the enhancement of food production, measures to agricultural disaster, research and studies, promotion of rural areas, usages and managements of water resource, facilitation of food and agricultural trade, improvements of agribusiness environment, improvements of food chain and food safety measures.

Expanding food supply capacity

Transfer new and existing agricultural technology (Action Plan No. 2-6)

Enhance capacities for research and developments (Action Plan No. 7-10)

Utilize fisheries resourcessustainably (Action Plan No. 14-17)

Enhancing disaster preparedness in agriculture

Enhance capacities for disaster preparedness in agriculture (Action Plan No. 18, 19)

Prevent and control transboundary animal and plant diseases (Action Plan No. 20-24)

Developing rural communities

Disseminate promising approaches for rural community development (Action Plan No. 28, 29)

Others of Developing rural communities

Confronting challengesin climate change and natural resource management

Disseminate promising farming practices to cope with climate change (Action Plan No. 30-35)

Promoting investment in agriculture

Recognize the importance of agricultural investment and its facilitation (Action Plan No. 43)

Facilitating trade in food and agricultural products

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Improving Agribusiness Environment

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Strengthening confidence in agricultural markets

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Improving agribusiness environment

Promote a strong food chain (Action Plan No. 53,-56)

Protect intellectual property rights in new plant varieties (Action Plan No. 57)

Improving food safety practices

Improving food safety practice (Action Plan No. 58-62)

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