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Ministerial Meeting on Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Systems (July 19, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 19 July 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar joined his counterparts from Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, and Lao PDR, as they committed on behalf of their respective governments to continue pursuing innovative programs to attain sustainable agricultural production and food systems, amid the global pandemic.

The six agriculture ministers met virtually on July 19 — initiated by the Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) — and issued a joint statement, leading to the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) in New York, USA, in September this year.

The other agriculture ministers who attended the virtual meeting were: Minister Nogami Kotaro, of MAFF Japan; Minister Veng Sakhon, MAFF Cambodia; Dr. Phet Phomphiphak, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR; Vice Minister Le Quoc Doanh, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam; and CEO Lim Kok Thay, of Singapore Food Agency. (Photo by Adonis Buhayan, DA-AFID)