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Progress of Niigata Action Plan

This section consists of the information of the member economies' approach to the Niigata action plans 2010 on Food Security endorsed by all the Ministers of the member economies, and which identifies specific activities to be implemented by APEC economies to strengthen regional food security.

APEC Action Plan on Food Security
ActivitiesYearsEconomies
Common tool
Develop a platform for information sharing (Information Platform: IP)
1.Hold workshop to discuss a framework of a portal website for sharing information provided by economies, develop the website integrating such information as outputs of the activities, best practices, research results and statistics, and observe the activities.
2011-Japan
Shared Goal 1: Sustainable Development of the Agricultural Sector
Expanding food supply capacity
› Transfer new and existing agricultural technology
2.Develop a website for sharing information on agricultural technology.2010-2012China
3.Hold workshop on building an efficient agricultural technical transfer platform to promote technology cooperation.2010-2011China
4.Hold workshop on building an efficient agricultural technical transfer platform to promote technology cooperation.2010China
5.Hold symposium to share information on the use of water resource and farmers-participatory irrigation management in collaboration with the International Network for Water and Ecosystem in Paddy Fields.2011Japan
6.Organize workshop on the raising of APEC capability on food crops production to serve consumption needs in 2015.2010-2012Thailand
› Enhance capacities for research and developments
7.Provide researchers of developing economies with training on agricultural research.2011-2013Japan
8.Reinforce international collaborative research on global warming and food security by sharing research outcomes via IP.2011-Japan
9.Hold capacity building workshop to implement enabling regulatory systems that support investment in agricultural biotechnology.2010-2011US
10.Hold conference to exchange views on the areas of challenges for developing economies on food security and to identify capacity building needs.2011-2012Thailand
› Explore cooperation with non-APEC economies
11.Share best practices on agricultural assistance to developing countries mainly in Africa via IP.2011-Japan
12.Conduct agricultural cooperation program for technology-sharing and joint resource-development with developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.2010-2014Korea
› Reduce food losses
13.Organize workshop, training and a joint research project to share approaches and tools for post-harvest handling.2012-2015Chinese Taipei
› Utilize fisheries resources sustainably
14.Develop a framework for fisheries development assistance outlining sustainable fishery goals and the priority areas to secure food supplies and livelihoods.2010Australia
15.Conduct a study on the potential supply and use of small pelagic fish products for human consumption.2010-2011Peru
16.Deliver a training module on safety of the aquaculture supply chain.2010US
17.Share information on sustainable use of fisheries resources via IP.2011-Japan
Enhancing disaster preparedness in agriculture
› Enhance capacities for disaster preparedness in agriculture
18.Share best practices on disaster prevention and mitigation in agriculture and support measures for farming and rural areas in times of disaster, including international relief systems via IP.2011-Japan
19.Organize workshop, training and an information platform to share technologies to mitigate slopeland disaster.2011-2013Chinese Taipei
› Prevent and control transboundary animal and plant diseases
20.Hold training on building capability for plant pest surveillance and diagnostics skills.2010-2011Australia
21.Develop a contingency plan against the incursion of invasive alien species pest, and hold workshop to explore regional joint actions.2011-2014Malaysia
22.Analyze risk of cross-border spread of animal influenza, and strengthen mutual understanding among inspection and quarantine agencies.2011China
23.Provide quarantine regulators with fumigation audit training to enhance their technical fumigation expertise.2010-2012Australia
24.Hold training workshop to improve understanding of current and emerging phytosanitary risk management practices.2010-2011Australia
Developing rural communities
› Promote the consumption of local agricultural products
25.Hold workshop on the potency of local food resources, and establish a network among agriculture research centers on food diversification.2011-2014Indonesia
26.Organize workshop, exchange program, a joint research project and training to expand the market of indigenous vegetables.2011-2014Chinese Taipei
27.Hold workshop to exchange information on conservation and utilization of indigenous vegetables.2011-2013Thailand
› Disseminate promising approaches for rural community development
28.Share best practices on rural women-led new businesses including the processing and marketing of agricultural products, on green tourism and on experience programs of rural culture via IP and symposium.2011-Japan
29.Hold workshop on pro-poor agricultural technology choices, coalition of the rural poor, and strategic thrusts.2010Korea
Confronting challenges in climate change and natural resource management
› Disseminate promising farming practices to cope with climate change
30.Hold symposium to share information on possible contributions of the agricultural sector to the reduction of greenhouse gas emission.2011Philippines
31.Hold workshop to share adaptation and mitigation measures adopted by each economy and to discuss the applicability to other economies.2011Japan
32.Provide training and hold workshop to improve farmers’ adaptive capacity to climate variability and change.2011-2013Thailand
33.Hold workshop to disseminate feasible adaptation and mitigation measures identified by the food security mapping system incorporating climate change factorable data.2011-2013Japan
34.Organize workshop, training and an information platform to share irrigation technologies/management adaptable to climate change.2011-2013Chinese Taipei
35.Conduct study and share information on sustainable paddy rice cultivation system adaptable to climate change via IP.2011-Japan
› Promote research to cope with climate change
36.Organize exchange programs, workshop, training, and joint research projects to develop practices enabling sustainable food production under climate change.2011-2013Chinese Taipei
37.Conduct joint research, organize training course and workshop, exchange program of research and study visit to enable sustainable livestock production for food security under climate change.2011-2013Thailand
› Develop bioenergy compatible with food supply
38.Share results of a forum on sustainable biomass energy production and use and experiences of biomass town projects launched in East Asia via IP.2011-Japan
39.Hold biofuels network annual symposium and biotrade/technical training workshop.2011Thailand
› Promote sustainable forest management compatible with food security
40.Share information on the impact of deforestation on the natural environment and the sustainability of agricultural production in farmland converted from forest via IP utilizing the Asia Forest Partnership as an information source.2011-Japan
› Conduct outreach on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
41.Hold workshop on Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety2011US
42.Share results of a symposium on the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety via IP.2011-2012Japan
Shared Goal 2: Facilitation of Investment, Trade and Markets
Promoting investment in agriculture
› Recognize the importance of agricultural investment and its facilitation
43.Hold stakeholders meeting to push forward the responsible agricultural investment (RAI) initiative in the APEC region.2011-2012Japan
Facilitating trade in food and agricultural products
› Facilitate trade
44.Review the current status of electronic certification use in food trade, and hold workshop to promote its regional application.2011-2014China
45.Complete a report on the effects of open markets for enhancing food security in the Asia Pacific region based on the results of case studies and workshop.2010-2012NZ
46.Conduct a study on the international framework of rules, standards and guidance for agricultural crop biotechnology and hold a workshop to identify gaps and potential future work to minimize impediments to trade.2011-2012Canada
Strengthening confidence in agricultural markets
› Address uncertainty in agricultural market
47.Share information on food supply and demand, stockholding, quality and reserves via IP utilizing the ASEAN Food Security Information System as an information source.2011-Japan
48.Develop concept of unified informational and statistic agricultural portal based on the best practices of the advanced countries.2010-2011Russia
› Ensure food supply in times of food crises
49.Conduct a study to explore potential regional food reserve mechanisms.2011-2013Chinese Taipei
Improving agribusiness environment
› Remove regulatory and institutional impediments
50.Implement pilot projects for diagnosing the root causes and inefficiencies of an underperforming agricultural sector.2011US
› Develop food industries
51.Organize a dialogue on quality managements and resource and environment conservation for food industries.2010-2011Japan
52.Share available information for food industries on food cultures, dietary habits and consumer preferences via IP.2011-Japan
› Promote a strong food chain
53.Hold workshop to share information on current traceability system on food chain.2011-2012China
54.Conduct a survey on school feeding systems.2010Russia
55.Review regional approaches for addressing plant biosecurity, and hold workshop to explore regional joint actions with stakeholders.2010-2012Malaysia
56.Work on improving laboratory and technical capacity to carry out appropriate testing sampling and analysis of food product.2011US
› Protect intellectual property rights in new plant varieties
57.Hold symposium to share examination data on new plant varieties to accelerate granting plant breeders right.2011Japan
Improving food safety practices
› Improving food safety practice
58.Identify main chemical contaminants in food traded internationally, and provide official inspectors with technical training.2011-2014China
59.Hold training on developing food safety plans to strengthen the supply chain with outputs to be incorporated into online training.2010-2011US
60.Hold symposium to understand the role of food safety in food security and to create a food safety network.2011Philippines
61.Hold workshop on HACCP broiler farm to improve food safety of poultry production.2011Thailand
62.Hold workshop to disseminate lessons learned from food defense pilot project to build capacity to prevent deliberate tampering and contamination of the food supply.2010-2011US