Asia and the Pacific Food Security Forum 2024

Venue: ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines
Organizers: Asian Development Bank
Date and time
08 - 12 April 2024
08:00 am - 06:00 pm GMT+8

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The Asia and the Pacific Food Security Forum 2024 will be held on 8–12 April 2024 in Manila, Philippines to discuss actions to ease a worsening food crisis in the region, and to improve long-term food security by strengthening food systems against the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss.

The forum will serve as a milestone event to take stock of the interim performance of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) commitment to provide at least $14 billion of its own resources to support food security over 2022–2025, and to outline ADB’s program on food security in partnerships with a diversity of stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific.

The forum presents an opportunity for partners in both the public and private sectors to showcase their thought leadership and initiatives in building more sustainable and resilient food systems in the region for the future of climate, food, and nature. The forum also provides opportunities for engaging with policymakers, government officials, development practitioners, food system and climate change experts, and ADB staff to build strong partnerships in policies, project implementation and research, to accelerate food systems transformation in the region.

Target participants include the following:

  • Government representatives involved in agriculture, food, nature and rural development; 
  • Private sector organizations and civil society organizations on sustainable and resilient food systems transformation;
  • Development partners, including multilateral development banks, multilateral and bilateral donors, and UN agencies
  • Academia, think tanks, and centers of excellence
  • ADB staff and consultants working across all operational sectors on food security

Participation to the forum is free. However, participants who are interested in joining as onsite participants will have to pay for their own travel, accommodation, and other arrangements to attend the event.