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 combating 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 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.