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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum


Food Security and Nutrition in APEC Economies. Sharing lessons learned and looking into the future

Dear Friends,

It is a matter of great pleasure to invite you to an online discussion on Food Security and Nutrition in APEC economies.

This discussion is organized in the context of the “APEC Food Security Training and Workshop” that the Agriculture Information Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences is hosting on September 7-9, 2015 in Beijing, China. 

APEC is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum which goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.

The major objectives of the workshop are to promote communications among APEC economies’ food security researchers and experts, build interest on food security strategies, enhance research capacity and offer policy recommendations to improve food security. The training and workshop will identify existing methodologies, tools and best practices of food security researches and improve future research on food security and research issues.

Notwithstanding the regional aim of the workshop, we believe that the knowledge of experts from APEC economies can be of great value to practitioners in the rest of the world on food security and vice versa.

In order to allow the workshop to benefit the food security community as much as possible, our vision therefore is that interested individuals, food security professional, practitioners, researchers and students from all over the world can join this event through this online discussion. On the days of the workshop we will share the write-up and results from the training sessions with all of you, while the inputs received through this online discussion will be discussed at the meeting.  

Given the above we would like to invite you to reflect on the following guiding questions drawing on the experience in your country.

  1. How can smallholder farmers benefit from global value chains?
  2. What is the most striking example of measures that have improved Food security and Nutrition in your country in the last decade?
  3. What are the challenges for policy implementation in your country related to food security research?
  4. How can we ensure the participation of youth in the wider food security dialogue?

If you would like to provide your feedback to this online discussion please do not hesitate to comment on the discussions website or to send your comments to  Please also feel free to circulate this information among your colleagues

Comments are welcome in English, French, Spanish and Chinese

Our sincere thanks go to all of you for the active participation and the open exchange of views!

We look forward to meeting you online.

Prof. Nie Fengying


International Division
Agriculture Information Institute 
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences


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