Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific


Regional Symposium on
Promotion of Underutilized Indigenous Food Resources for Food Security and Nutrition
in Asia and the Pacific

31 May to 2 June 2012
Khon Kaen, Thailand





The objectives of the regional symposium are to:

  1. raise awareness about the role and value of underutilized indigenous food resources on dietary diversity and household food security;
  2. share experiences and lessons learned for the promotion of partnerships and networking among stakeholders at all levels; and 
  3. identify policy options and strategic actions for the promotion of underutilized indigenous food resources in Asia and the Pacific region, including evidence-based research.

The discussions focus on indigenous plants and animals including those from the wild collected from uncultivated land, forest and aquatic environments.


Concept Note




Keynote addresses



Session IA

Session IB

Session IIA

Session IIB

Session III

Working group


List of participants




Media outreach