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Asia-Pacific Symposium on Agrifood Systems Transformation (hybrid event)

October 5-7, 2022

Hotel Millennium Hilton, Bangkok, Thailand

 ‘The twin shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 5F crisis (food, feed, fuel, fertilizer and finance) have shown up structural weaknesses and the low levels of resilience in our agrifood systems. In conjunction with climate change and conflict, these crises are significantly derailing progress towards the achievement of the 2030 SDG Agenda. Countries agreed at  the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021 on the need to reshape and reimagine their agrifood systems and demonstrated their resolve and commitment through the development of national pathways. FAO’s mission, institutionalized in its Strategic Framework (2022-31), is to support this transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems for better production, better nutrition, better environment and better lives, leaving no one behind. The Symposium aims to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and foster learning across agrifood systems to accelerate this transformative process.

Join the Symposium in person or via Zoom to:


  • Hear from Ministers, FAO Director General and development partners on actions now and next  
  • Dive deep into multiple aspects of agrifood systems with globally renowned experts
  • Listen to academics, researchers and private sector on innovations, technologies and new approaches
  • Converse with civil society and farmers’ organization on issues and solutions from the ground
  • Work with all on a plan to deliver agrifood systems that provide wholesome economic, social and environment benefits

Details of the programme will be available soon.

Register here for in-person attendance.

A zoom registration link for virtual attendance will be available soon.



Better Nutrition, Better Production, Better Environment and Better Life

FAO is supporting the Four Betters through the transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, leaving no one behind.

The betters reflect the interconnected economic, social and environmental dimensions of agri-food systems.

The four regional Priorities for Asia and the Pacific region will implement actions to achieve the Four Betters:


  1. Regional Priority One: Transforming agrifood systems for sustainable production and healthy diets
  2. Regional Priority Two: Accelerating sustainable natural resources management for biodiversity conservation and climate action 
  3. Regional Priority Three: Supporting inclusive rural transformation for sustainable agrifood systems and equitable rural societies 
  4. Regional Priority Four: Building sustainable and resilient agrifood systems in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) 

Flagship Priorities:

In depth