APEC economies commit to 10-year food security roadmap

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(VOVWORLD) - Agriculture and food ministers from member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have committed to boosting food security over the next ten years.
APEC economies commit to 10-year food security roadmap - ảnh 1APEC Agriculture and Food Ministers attend the virtual meeting on August 19, 2021.(Photo: apec.org)

The commitment was made at the virtual Food Security Ministerial Meeting held on Thursday as part of the APEC 2021 hosted by New Zealand.

The plan focuses on four key areas - digitalisation and innovation, productivity, inclusivity, and sustainability.

The statement issued after the meeting underlined that ensuring the world has a consistent supply of food is one of the biggest challenges facing APEC economies and the rest of the world, particularly as they recover from COVID-19.

The World Bank estimates that nearly 2.37 billion people lacked access to adequate food last year, a rise of 320 million in just one year. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to supply in both production and distribution networks.