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May 31, 2020

MoALI prepares for FAO Regional Conference

Deputy Director General Dr Thandar Kyi, FAO Representative in Myanmar Ms Xiaojie Fan and officials holds a meeting for the preparation of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC 35) which will be held from 17 to 20 February 2020 in Thimphu, Bhutan. Photo: MNA
Deputy Director General Dr Thandar Kyi, FAO Representative in Myanmar Ms Xiaojie Fan and officials holds a meeting for the preparation of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC 35) which will be held from 17 to 20 February 2020 in Thimphu, Bhutan. Photo: MNA

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation organized a preparative meeting for the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC 35) which will be held in Thimphu, Bhutan, from 17 to 20 February.
The preliminary meeting of national-level held at the Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw was attended by FAO Representative in Myanmar Ms Xiaojie Fan, MoALI’s Deputy Director General from the Department of Planning Dr Thandar Kyi, directors and officials from relevant departments and organizations.
At the meeting, they discussed the state of food and agriculture in Asia and the Pacific Region (including future prospects and emerging issues), preparing agriculture for a productive future in the face of increasing water scarcity, building resilience of small-scale fisheries to ensure food security and nutrition in the Asia and Pacific, building sustainable and resilient food systems in the region and leveraging digital agriculture in implementing the goals of sustainable development.
The findings from this preliminary meeting will be discussed at the APRC 35 where ministers and senior officials from Asia and Pacific countries will find solutions on addressing current and emerging regional trends and challenges.—Than Oo (Lay Myat Hnar)(Translated by Aung Khin)

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