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07 October 2022, 13:30 - 14:30 Indochina Time / Bangkok | By invitation only

Mekong Room, Hotel Millennium Hilton, Bangkok and online, Thailand
Side event: Assessing risks in food systems

This side event at the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Agrifood System Transformation (Organized by FAO from 5-7 October 2022) invited expert contribution on understanding and scoping risk in food systems in the Asia and the Pacific region, and the requirements for strengthening risk assessment.

ESCAP, WFP and FAO worked together to propose a risk assessment framework for food systems, and using the results of the assessment, provided short and medium-long recommendations and options for boosting the resilience of food systems in Asia and the Pacific. This study was precipitated by the threats posed by converging food, climate, biodiversity and human security crises in a context of food and energy prices increases, food insecurity, and macroeconomic and fiscal constraints. There is need to better understand the long-standing and emerging risks and fragility in the region’s food systems and the outlook for food system outcomes, ie. food and nutrition security, ecosystem health and shared prosperity. 

Expected outcomes

  • The session shared perspectives on food system risk pathways and requirements for improving risk assessment to better support to government decision-making.
  • Participants were invited to contribute to an approach to assessing food system risks

Participation is in-person, and online

for more information, please contact

Environment and Development Division +66 2 288 1234 [email protected]
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