The inaugural EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum will be held on October 30 and 31, 2017, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Organized by the EAT Foundation in partnership with the Indonesian Ministry of Health, the event aims to address the challenges facing the Asia-Pacific food system, such as how to sustainably feed the most populous region in the world.
Speakers at the EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum include Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia; Dr. Bruce Tolentino, Deputy Director General of the International Rice Research Institute; Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development; and Dr. Gunhild Stordalen, Founder and President of the EAT Foundation.
Professor Nila Moeloek, Minister of Health in Indonesia, says, “It is my sincere hope that the first EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum will be a catalyst that triggers the transformation of the region and the achievement of the [United Nations] Sustainable Development Goals.”
EAT seeks to find and promote sustainable food production solutions that increase health and adequately provide for the world’s growing population. It brings together stakeholders in science, policy, civil society, and business to share knowledge about the interconnections between food and agriculture, health and nutrition, environmental sustainability, and socio-economic factors. The organization believes that productive food systems, global health, and a sustainable environment are prerequisites for human development.
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