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Third APEC Ministerial Meeting on Food Security in China 2014 and Beijing Declaration on APEC Food Security on19th September 2014

Agriculture and Food Ministers from APEC economies have endorsed a new innovation-based cooperation framework, Beijing Declaration on APEC Food Security in September 2014 in Beijing, China.

 

To ensure safe, accessible and sustainable food supplies amid changing global conditions, the Declaration focus on these topics;

 

I. Boost agricultural productivity and food production and availability based on sustainable development, innovation, science and technology and an enabling economic environment

  • Facilitating agricultural production-oriented technical research and innovation
  • Enabling agriculture to be more adaptive to climate change and resilient to disasters
  • Promoting sound development of agricultural biotechnology
  • Facilitating adoption, utilization, extension and transfer of agricultural technologies
  • Accelerating transformation and upgrading of the agricultural industry and promoting sustainable agricultural development

 II. Improve post-harvest management to reduce food loss 

  • Improving management of food supply chain
  • Enhancing the management of food safety and of food quality
  • Reducing post-harvest loss and waste in food

 III. Strengthen regional cooperation to promote food security

  • Strengthening research and development cooperation to promote sustainable agricultural development
  • Strengthening cooperation in seed development
  • Strengthening prevention and control of trans-boundary animal and plant diseases
  • Protecting and developing significant agricultural heritage and boosting modern agricultural and rural development
  • Strengthening exchange and cooperation on management of food supply chains
  • Enhancing policy coordination and cooperation on food security
  • Liberalizing and facilitating agricultural trade and investment
  • Strengthening internal exchange and cooperation among APEC economies

 

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