Takeaways from EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum 2017

Published December 16, 2017

The post-event report of the inaugural EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum is available now. APFF, co-hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Health and EAT Foundation on the 30th and 31st of October at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia convened speakers and delegates from around the world to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Asia-Pacific region in ensuring healthy, sustainable and affordable diets to a growing population.

Gathering a record 800 delegates, the event inspired participants to explore changing food consumption trends, building resilience in the food value chain and identifying pathways to food security.

A total of 63 distinguished speakers from across science, business, policy, civil society, farming and the culinary arts took the stage at the APFF, which was opened by Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Minister of Health Professor Nila F. Moeloek, Coordinating Minister of Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani and EAT Foundation President Dr. Gunhild Stordalen.

As the most populous region in the world and home to global hubs for business, science, biodiversity and innovation, the Asia-Pacific is in a position to play a decisive role in the food transformation movement.  This post-event report summarizes the key highlights and takeaways from the two-day forum. Access it here.

«Asia right now is at a critical juncture, and the economy is rising now with population growth. Unfortunately, with dietary trends, there is a sign that if Asia does not pay attention, it may follow the unsustainable paths that were previously taken by developed countries. Asia should learn from this» Dr. Andy Kusumo, DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MONDE NISSIN CORPORATION