The FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022 side-event “Creating Sustainable Food Systems in Asia-Monsoon Region through Science and Innovation” was held online on October 13, 2022under the auspices of JIRCAS.
In addition to Japan, registrations for this side event were received from India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Vietnam from the Asian region.
The event featured an introduction of the Japanese government's Sustainable Food Systems Strategy “MeaDRI”, followed by the first external presentation of the newly launched “Green Asia” project of JIRCAS. In addition, the climate smart rice production using alternate wetting and drying (AWD) technology, as well as the breakthrough innovation BNI (Biological Nitrification Inhibition) technology and case studies to enable nitrogen fertilizer reduction, were presented as potential technologies to accelerate innovation in the Asia-Monsoon region. The FAO representative expressed hope for the role of scientists in building sustainable food systems, and noted that, given the importance of the Asia-Monsoon region, successful food system transformation in this region could have a major impact globally.
FAO Science and Innovation Forum Side-event
Creating Sustainable Food Systems in Asia-Monsoon Region through Science and Innovation
- Answers to questions received at the event
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