Beyond Buzzwords: Transforming Philippine Agriculture!

42nd AMAF, 20th AMAF Plus 3, and 6th AIMMAF Meetings (Oct. 21, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 21 October 2020

Ministers of agriculture and forestry from 10-member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) met to discuss their response and strategies to assuage the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and zero in specific areas of cooperation to support post-pandemic recovery efforts. 

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the Philippine delegation in the three ministerial meetings: 42nd Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF), 20th AMAF Plus Three (AMAF +3) Meeting, and 6th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting in Agriculture and Forestry (AIMMAF) on October 21, 2020 via video conference. Hosting this year’s event was the Kingdom of Cambodia.

The AMAF and related ministerial meetings are annually-held events that serve as a venue to consider, review and approve policies, strategies and action programs on food, agriculture and forestry. The first AMAF was held in 1979 in the Philippines. ### (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)