The world faces a fundamental challenge in sustainably feeding a healthy diet to over nine billion people by 2050. A resilient food system and sustainable diets are pivotal in solving this challenge and achieving both the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. As the most populous region in the world, the Asia Pacific plays a decisive role in combatting many of the interlinked issues at hand, such as malnutrition, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and rising greenhouse gas emissions.
To address the challenges facing the Asia-Pacific food system, the EAT Foundation and the Indonesian Ministry of Health have joined forces to launch the first EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum, which will be held on 30– 31 October 2017 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta, the Republic of Indonesia. The EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum is modelled on the EAT Stockholm Food Forum, which over its four years of existence has become the leading global arena for those seeking to transform the world’s food system.
Join over 500 leading international and regional politicians, scientists, business executives, innovators, activists and chefs to address health and environmental challenges related to food in the Asia-Pacific region. The Forum will discuss progress on transforming the food system, provide insight into the latest research, share best policy and industry practices, explore new trends, present some of the innovative ideas flourishing across the food value chain, share ideas and build synergies.
High-level speakers will present topics ranging from changing food consumption trends, to building resilience in the food value chain, sustainable aquaculture, pathways to food security and recipes for future healthy and sustainable diets.