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 30th – 31st 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.
Come join us and 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. We’ll 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.
Our 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.
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EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum Program
Please ensure you are seated by 8:30 am as the President's security will close the doors
Session - TRANSFORMING THE FOOD SYSTEM:
healthy, secure and sustainable food for all
The world faces a fundamental challenge in sustainably feeding a healthy diet to at least nine billion people by 2050. A resilient food system and sustainable diets are pivotal in solving these challenges. As the most populous region in the world, the Asia-Pacific plays a decisive role in combating many of the interlinked issues at hand, such as malnutrition, deforestation, air pollution and rising greenhouse gas emissions. It is time to consider the scientific knowledge on the interconnections between food, health and sustainable development.
Stepping Up Commitment for Food and Nutritional Security
Fixing the food system:
From global visions to local opportunities
Food and Nutritional Security:
What it means for Indonesia and Asia-Pacific
Session - CATALYSING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN PLANETARY BOUNDARIES
As Asia-Pacific continues to develop and grow rapidly, the challenges of balancing economic development with environmentally sustainable and equity considerations will be crucial to the health of both people and planet. What role does business play in the shift to sustainable consumption and production patterns? Can we balance development and demand with the finite limits of our planet’s resources?
Defining Moment for Climate and Environment
Food, International Trade & the Changing Global Economy:
New Directions for Asia and the Pacific
Big Brands, Biodiversity & Changing Consumer Behavior
Sustainable Business Solutions
How to collaborate at opposite ends of the supply chain?
Malnutrition, Health and Role of Food System
Food Education for Kids
Pioneering a Sustainable and Innovative Protein Source
Session - BUILDING RESILIENCE:
can Asia-Pacific's food future be secured?
It is urgent that we rethink the food systems from planet to plate. How do we produce, distribute and eat food? 30–50 percent of all food produced today is never eaten. Still, global hunger is on the rise. Paradoxically, we have enough food in the world to feed the entire global population. In 2050, we will have to feed more than nine billion people on a warmer planet, with lower yields. Transforming our food system would solve challenges related to climate, sustainability and health. What actions are needed to build resilience into regional food systems?
Towards a Future without Poverty
Building Resilience in Asia-Pacific’s Food Value Chain
Catch of the Day:
How Aquaculture Can Feed the World
Session - RESPONDING TO A CHANGING WORLD
The next 15 years will be decisive for the health of both people and the planet. While there are numerous existing international agreements around climate change, health, sustainability and food security, most are not legally binding. Action, implementation, transparency and accountability seem to be the missing ingredients. This session brings together different UN officials, business leaders, scientists and civil society advocates to discuss how to implement solutions and build a web of accountability.
Our Planet, Our Health
How Asia-Pacific is leading the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Partnerships for a Sustainable Food Economy
Opportunities in Waste:
Innovative entrepreneurial solutions to plastic
END OF DAY 1
Pre-dinner mingle in the Ceria Room / Garden
Please bring your conference badge to ensure admittance.
Smaller interactive think tank-style sessions. Invitation only.
Acting to turn problems into innovative solutions
The IDEAS session is an alternative to the Competence Forums. Chefs, entrepreneurs and innovators are seeing challenges - and coming up with solutions to fix them. In this interactive session, you can engage with exciting innovators from LAUNCH.org and other networks. They will share their insights into turning ideas into scalable solutions and success stories from their communities, countries and beyond.
Session - Connecting the dots:
Sustainable Land Use
A growing population paired with rapid economic growth is driving a substantial increase in the demand for more arable land for food production. Processes of land-use change and deforestation are responsible for substantial greenhouse gas emissions. What are the solutions and commitments needed to build a food secure future, while sustainably managing the land and its resources?
Leveraging Partnerships for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
Palm Oil - the full picture
How to Make Farming Cool for Young People
Diving into the Data - food producers and nutrition
Sowing the Seeds for a New Climate and Development Agenda
Session - ENDING MALNUTRITION:
How to make the Decade of Action on Nutrition a success
Today, there is enough food for everyone on the planet, yet almost 800 million people go hungry. Over two billion people do not get sufficient vitamins and minerals in their diets and another two billion people are overweight or obese. South Asia is home to 38 % of the world’s stunted children under five years old. Obesity, particularly in children, is rising fast along with non-communicable diseases regionally. The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition aims to trigger action to end hunger and eradicate malnutrition, while ensuring universal access to healthier and more sustainable diets. This session will explore solutions and commitments to solving the double burden of malnutrition and highlight the concentrated efforts in ensuring adequate provision and access to nutritious food.
Decade of Action on Nutrition
Ending malnutrition by 2030:
views from the Global Nutrition Report
Counting down to the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems
The Scaling up Nutrition Movement
How to build (multi-stakeholder) trust to change behaviors to tackle multiple forms of malnutrition?
Take the Lead
End of Day 2
«It is my sincere hope that the first EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum will be a catalyst that triggers the transformation of the region and the achievement of the SDGs» H. E. PROFESSOR NILA MOELOEK, MINISTER OF HEALTH, INDONESIA