Rural development is a key factor in achieving food security and quality growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Rural communities face a wide range of local challenges, such as the widening gap in infrastructure, huge outflow of the labor force and agricultural productivity stagnation. Therefore, we must urgently address these challenges and implement collaborative actions in line with the Rural-Urban Development Framework endorsed at the FSMM4.
Korea proposes to hold a half-day workshop in Vietnam on the margins of the PPFS in August so that economies can share their experiences and best practices in rural development based on the analysis of different policy environments and technology phases. The workshop will consist of two sessions, which will be mainly about sharing rural development experience between three or four member economies, including Korea, and exploring possible policy recommendations through the discussion with international organizations like the UNDP. Lessons learned from the workshop will be published as an outcome report and presented at the PPFS and SOM meetings.