The APEC Ministers Responsible for Food Security have endorsed the Puerto Varas Declaration on Food Security, “Fifth APEC Ministerial Meeting on Food Security: Puerto Varas, Chile, 23 August 2019”.
Under the overarching theme of “Connecting People, Building the Future”, and recognizing that Sustainable Growth, Digital Society, Integration 4.0 and Women, SMEs and Inclusive Growth are the priorities of APEC Chile 2019, Ministers seek to address key issues related to food security by identifying common priorities as well as cooperating in defining and implementing better policies towards integrated, smart and sustainable food systems.
The Declaration focus on these topics;
1 Fostering sustainable food systems
2 Embracing innovation, emerging technologies and digital opportunities
3 Leveraging associativity and enhancing food value chains and trade
4 Strengthening Rural Development as a Place of Opportunities