Asia and the Pacific Food Security Forum 2024

April 9-12, 2024| Hybrid | Manila, Philippines | Source |

The Asia and the Pacific Food Security Forum 2024 aims to address the escalating food crisis in the region and enhance long-term food security by fortifying food systems against the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss. Hosted in Manila, Philippines, this forum serves as a pivotal event to evaluate the interim progress of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) commitment to allocate at least $14 billion in resources to support food security from 2022 to 2025.


  • Food Security Policy Perspectives: Foster a shared understanding among policymakers regarding the long-term challenges and opportunities for food system transformation in Asia and the Pacific. Discuss cooperative approaches to address rising food prices.
  • ADB's Food Security Operational Performance: Evaluate the progress and efficacy of ADB's $14 billion commitment to food security (2022-2025).
  • Forward Support Programs: Confirm priority areas for agri-food systems transformation, aligning with ADB's four key shifts: climate, private sector engagement, solutions-oriented approaches, and organizational coherence.
  • Partnerships and Knowledge Sharing: Strengthen partnerships with development stakeholders, following up on the IFI Action Plan for Food Security and the inaugural IFI Global Forum for Food Systems Transformation.

Target Participants

  • Government representatives from ADB's developing member countries
  • Private sector organizations and civil society groups focusing on sustainable food systems
  • Development partners including multilateral development banks, bilateral donors, and UN agencies
  • Academia, think tanks, and centers of excellence
  • ADB staff and consultants engaged in food security across all operational sectors