Outputs: The overall objective is to implement the policy work stream of the MYAP and promote a more coordinated regional effort at addressing the closely linked challenges of food security and climate change. The project will lightly focus on main areas of the other workstreams of the MYAP-best practices, technology and knowledge and capacity. This will be undertaken in collaboration with all economies and other APEC food security fora such as ATCWG, HLPDAB and OFWG on food security and climate change policy.
APEC food security fora also have the opportunity to partner with and utilize the related expertise of the Policy Partnership on Science, Technology, and Innovation (PPSTI), Emergency Preparedness Working Group (EPWG) and the APEC climate Centre. The project also intends to engage and draw upon expertise from the private sector, academia and other regional and global multilateral organizations.
The project may identify existing policies, good practices, information, programs etc. in the APEC and showcase policies for member economies, the policy makers, authorities, related government agencies, regional and multilateral organizations and private sectors entities to implement.
a) Two-day workshop will be held in Santiago, Chile in 2019 in the margin of SOM2, to validate result and share early findings.
b) Topic of Discussion (Draft):
b1) Climate change: Threatening Events that affects sustainable agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture.
b2) Policy Approach (existing policy) that support climate resilient and sustainable agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture.
b3) Challenges and opportunities that would enable Climate resilient and sustainable Agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture
c) A total of 22 participants and 6 experts for 2 days from at least 11 interested and committed economies will participate.
The purpose of the workshop is to;
a) gather existing policies and information relevant to climate resilient and sustainable agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture
b) Consolidate participant’s feedback and reviews and prepare for the final report.
2) Pre – event research work: From October 2018 – February 2019 survey methodology and strategy will be developed.
- Preliminary survey (questionnaire) sent to all economies.
- Conduct stocktaking activity and stocktaking report in February, 2019.
3) In June a post workshop evaluation will be conducted to measure the success of the event.
4) A Draft final report containing recommendation which will inform for the second phase of the MYAP will be presented at SOM3 2019 in Santiago for endorsement.
5) Final Report(Recommendation): A completed and endorsed output and report containing the recommendation will be presented to the APEC Secretariat in November.
Outcomes: The project may promote a more coordinated regional effort at addressing closely linked challenges of food security, development and climate change adaptation and mitigations.
In the medium to longer term, the project report and recommendation would recommend for MYAP phase two, training, policy dialogue and integration. Government agencies, such as Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Climate Change Agencies, or Agriculture research Institutes, Climate Centers, private sectors entities such a agro Industries, food processors and exporters and policy makers such as head of senior officers of the policy branch of the Department of Agriculture and fisheries and Climate institutes or authorities, Agriculture and fisheries research institutes etc. could use it as a basis for policy planning, designing and development relating to food security and climate change.
Improve capacities in developing APEC economies in developing and discriminating approaches to address the food security-climate change relationships in short, medium and long term.
It may improve capacity building activities focused on sharing and discriminating related priorities, good practices, policy approaches, appropriate technologies, lessons learned and other information.
As a process to showcase existing policies, policy review or policy development, the project is expected to achieve its objectives and progress to phase two of the MYAP.
Beneficiaries: The direct beneficiaries of the project include policy makers, technical experts on climate change, agriculture, fisheries/aquaculture in the APEC economies.
Additional beneficiaries may also include institutions, the private sectors and government agencies. APEC economies which have already experienced the negative effects of climate change and food production system.
Policy makers are especially those in the areas of Food Security and Climate Change and technical experts may use the report and recommendation made in this project as a basis for policy planning, designing and development related to climate change and food security.
Participants with vast experience and knowledge in food security and climate change will be selected to share expertise and knowledge in the workshop to validate results and share early findings with other participants.
The key participants will be from the developing economies. Participants will be food security and climate change experts from government agencies, private sector, climate change institutions, APEC Climate Centre and relevant domestic agencies and international organizations such as the World Bank, FAO, IFAD, UNCC etc. and regional organizations such as PIF and ASEAN which have vast experience and knowledge on the area and directly linked to the project may be utilized.
Related APEC fora such as the ATCWG, HLPDAB and OFWG including PPFS which will consult on this project.
Indirect beneficiaries include SME agriculture farmers and fishers (rural communities and farmers, researchers, students, food producers and consumers, agri-business) and the general public.
These people may be asked to provide experience/challenges/opportunities faced and suggest policy intervention which will become vital in the long term after the second phase of the MYAP.