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The information found on this platform has been collected to answer three questions that are at the core of the Niigata Action Plan: what are the factors affecting the food security; what have APEC members done to improve food security; and, what shall APEC members do next?
The documents and reports for the member economies available on this platform can be searched for via four categories: good practices, policies, statistics, and action plan. Areas under good practices entail the following: enhancement of food production, measures to agricultural disaster, research and studies, promotion of rural areas, usages and managements of water resource, facilitation of food and agricultural trade, improvements of agribusiness environment, and improvements of food chain and food safety measures. Policies available range from the following: social factors, food security, improvements of agribusiness environment, and measures to climate change. Relevant documents regarding statistical data range from natural phenomena to food security-related data. Information on each member economy' s action plan includes information on the progress of each APEC Action Plan and its success.

Expanding food supply capacity

The enhancement of food production is critical to increased food security. Activities, policies and programs that are aimed at the enhancement of food production within the region include cooperation between/among APEC economies and other economies, technology transfers and workshops, the sustainable use of fisheries resources, and mitigation in food losses (post-harvest handling).

Transfer new and existing agricultural technology (Action Plan No.2-6)

Enhance capacities for research and developments

Transfer new and existing agricultural technology (Action Plan No. 2-6)

Enhance capacities for research and developments (Action Plan No. 7-10)

Explore cooperation with non-APEC economies (Action Plan No. 11, 12)

Reduce food losses (Action Plan No. 13)

Utilize fisheries resourcessustainably (Action Plan No. 14-17)

Others of Expanding food supply capacity

Enhancing disaster preparedness in agriculture

Agricultural disasters must be avoided where possible, and mitigated against when they do occur. Key measures to agricultural disaster include the prevention of trans-boundary plants and animal diseases, and the disaster prevention/mitigation and support for disaster.

Enhance capacities for disaster preparedness in agriculture (Action Plan No. 18, 19)

Prevent and control transboundary animal and plant diseases (Action Plan No. 20-24)

Others of Enhancing disaster preparedness in agriculture

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Developing rural communities

Research and studies form part of the good practices as knowledge generation and knowledge-sharing are critical to ensuring the outcomes of the Niigata Plan of Action. Activities include studies on climate change and foods security, training and workshops on agricultural and biological research for developing economies, and sustainable food production system under climate change.

Promote the consumption of local agricultural products (Action Plan No. 25-27)

Disseminate promising approaches for rural community development (Action Plan No. 28, 29)

Others of Developing rural communities

Confronting challengesin climate change and natural resource management

Rural areas are intrinsic to agriculture and food security, and their management and promotion is essential. Water Resource and Farmers-Participatory Irrigation Management is a critical good practice in this regard.

Disseminate promising farming practices to cope with climate change (Action Plan No.30-35)

Recognize the importance of agricultural investment and its facilitation (Action Plan No.43)

Disseminate promising farming practices to cope with climate change (Action Plan No. 30-35)

Promote research to cope with climate change (Action Plan No. 36, 37)

Develop bioenergy compatible with food supply (Action Plan No. 38, 39)

Promote sustainable forest management compatible with food security (Action Plan No. 40)

Conduct outreach on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (Action Plan No. 41, 42)

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Others of Confronting challengesin climate change and natural resource management

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Promoting investment in agriculture

With demand increasing, water has become an increasingly scarce resource, and the food security of all countries is dependent on the successful usage and management of this resource. Good practices that fall under the usage and management of water resources include workshops and joint research on the indigenous products market, pro-poor agricultural technology and strategy, and rural women-led new businesses.

Recognize the importance of agricultural investment and its facilitation (Action Plan No. 43)

Others of Promoting investment in agriculture

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Facilitating trade in food and agricultural products

Without the facilitation of trade in food and agricultural products, many of APEC’s goals can not be achieved. An important good practice within this element is the facilitation of workshops on the trade of food and agricultural products.

Facilitate trade (Action Plan No. 44-46)

Others of Facilitating trade in food and agricultural products

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Improving Agribusiness Environment

Promote a strong food chain ( Action Plan No.53-56)

Develop food industries (Action Plan No.51-52)

Strengthening confidence in agricultural markets

Improving the agribusiness environment can be considered to be a good practice because it can lead to greater food security. An important activity is the sharing of data on new plant varieties for granting plant breeders' rights.

Address uncertainty in agricultural market (Action Plan No. 47, 48)

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Ensure food supply in times of food crises (Action Plan No. 49)

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Others of Strengthening confidence in agricultural markets

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Improving agribusiness environment

By making improvements to the food chain and to food safety measures, member economies ensure global sustainable food security. Key elements include the establishment of food chain (related to the traceability of food and plant quarantines) and food safety plans and promotion for HACCP.

Remove regulatory and institutional impediments (Action Plan No. 50)

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Develop food industries (Action Plan No. 51, 52)

Promote a strong food chain (Action Plan No. 53,-56)

Protect intellectual property rights in new plant varieties (Action Plan No. 57)

Others of Improving agribusiness environment

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Improving food safety practices

Improving food safety practice (Action Plan No. 58-62)

Others of Improving food safety practices

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Global Food Value Chain

Global Food Value Chain

Social factors

Bioenergy Policies (Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Use)

Import/Export Regulations

Forestry Management

Bio-safety (WS/Symposium on Cartagena Protocol)

Agricultural Investment

Food Security Policies

Laws/Polices for Disaster Supportfor Farmers

Food Reserve Policies/Mechanisms

Improvements of Agribusiness Environment

Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change

Measures to Climate Change

Food Cultures and Food Quality Managements

Natural Phenomenon

Food Cultures and Food Quality Managements

Temperature

Precipitation

Desertification

Major Natural Disasters

Food Security-related Data

Occurrence Status of Plant Pest and Disease

Amount of Production of Biogas

Ratio of the Undernourished Population

ASEAN Early Alerting Information

National Outlook for Food Supply and Price

National Food Price Data

Major Grains and Animal Products

Major Grains and Animal Products

Comodity Prices

Amount of Supply/Demand and Reserve of Major Crops

Irrigation Area

Agricultural Land Area

Under Cultivation Area

Agricultural Population

Amount of Water Resource for Agriculture

Amount of Water Resource for Agriculture

Production(Major Grains and Animal Products)

Yield per Unit (Major Grains)

Yield per Unit (Major Grains)

Amount of Export(Major Grains and Animal Products)

Amount of Import(Major Grains and Animal Products)

Export Destination Countries(Major Grains and Animal Products)

Agricultural Production

Export Destination Countries(Major Grains and Animal Products)

Progress of Niigata Action Plan

Progress of APEC Action Plan and Success