The overall objective of this regional conference is to discuss and recommend workable pathways for the agriculture sector in implementing the Sendai Framework for DRR to strengthen the sector’s resilience to disaster and climate change in Asia and the Pacific. Resilient food and agriculture systems contribute significantly to food security and resilient urbanization.
Specifically the conference aims to:
- Raise awareness on the ample, yet largely untapped opportunities that the agriculture sector provides to reduce risks and promote resilience and reinforce commitments of the sector to implementing SFDRR and related global frameworks.
- Strengthen the understanding of existing and emerging disaster and climate risks to food and agriculture in light of rapid urbanisation and the intertwined urban and rural risks’ context, particularly through the experiential narratives of at-risk population (primary producers, extension workers, post-production process entrepreneurs, forest dependent communities, etc.) from the region.
- Take stock of on-going efforts in Asian countries to reduce disaster risk and strengthen resilience of food and agriculture systems and dependent livelihoods.
- Identify, through a multi-stakeholder dialogue, required policies, programmes and actions for the agriculture sector to implement the SFDRR and to strengthen its resilience against disaster and climate change.
- A set of recommendations on policies, programmes and actions by the agriculture sector to implement the SFDRR and NDCs to achieve food and nutrition security and resilience of agriculture and dependent livelihoods in the region.
- Reinforced commitments by the agriculture sector and related stakeholders to the implementation and monitoring of the Sendai Framework for DRR.
The recommendations of this conference will feed into deliberations at the 34th FAO Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in April 2018 and at the 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR, hosted by the Government of Mongolia in July 2018.
Governments, UN agencies, international and national NGOs, organizations working in agriculture sector, DRR and CCA, primary producers (farmers, fisher-folk, pastoralists and foresters) and producer groups, academia and research institutes, private sector organizations working in agri-food businesses, and other relevant stakeholders.
How to Register
Registration can be made online here.