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Good Practices

Using the Niigata Action Plan as its point of departure, the purpose of the APIP is to share knowledge and data associated with food security issues among APEC economies.
Good practices are best defined by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization as “any collection of specific methods that produce results that are in harmony with the values of the proponents of those practices” (FAO, http://www.fao.org/ag/wfe2005/glossary_en.htm). According to the FAO, within agriculture, good practices “applies available knowledge to addressing environmental, economic and social sustainability for on-farm production and post-production processes resulting in safe and healthy food and non-food agricultural products”. For the APIP, such good practices include the following elements, which are intended to uphold the purpose of the APIP, and APEC: the 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, improvements of food chain and food safety measures.

Expanding food supply capacity

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

Enhance capacities for research and developments

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

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

Developing rural communities

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

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

Confronting challengesin climate change and natural resource management

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)

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

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

Promoting investment in agriculture

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Facilitating trade in food and agricultural products

Facilitate trade (Action Plan No. 44-46)

Improving Agribusiness Environment

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

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

Strengthening confidence in agricultural markets

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Improving agribusiness environment

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Improving food safety practices

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

Global Food Value Chain

Enhancing disaster preparedness in agriculture/ Enhance capacities for disaster preparedness in agr

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