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September 10(Tuesday) and 11(Wednesday), 2013
Tokyo International Forum (Address: 5-1 Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo JAPAN)
The world’s population will continue to grow to well over 9 billion by 2050 and a large increase in food production is required to feed this population. However, the global food supply is expected to remain tight due to the climate change, increasing demand for livestock and bio fuels and others.
Under this situation, the first and second APEC Ministerial Meeting on Food Security in Niigata in 2010 and in Kazan in 2012 were held respectively, where our ministers reaffirmed that APEC member economies would collectively pursue the shared goals of (i) sustainable development of the agricultural sector, (ii) facilitation of investment, trade and markets in the Niigata and Kazan Declaration on Food Security, and agreed that to strengthen food security and to focus on increasing agricultural production and productivity and so on.
With all these factors, we have steadily implemented the Niigata Action Plan on Food Security. And to share information and good examples on food security or on the actions, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (hereafter MAFF Japan) has hosted the Workshop on Food Security three times since 2011 and elaborated and launched the Asia-Pacific Information Platform on Food Security (APIP on Food Security) (www.apic-apec.org) since 2012.