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Meeting Registration 1400 pm Bangkok

The Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), in collaboration with partners, is inviting you to a virtual Regional Consultation on Forgotten Foods in Asia-Pacific Developing a Regional Manifesto that will take place on Friday, 28 May 2021, from 14:00-16:50hrs (Bangkok, Thailand TIME). The Consultation will seek information and set priorities from collective actions to promote research, innovation, education, sustainable production, processing, marketing and consumption of forgotten food.

Specifically, the Conference aims to:

  • Improve different stakeholders’ recognition of the importance and value of forgotten species and sustainable agricultural technologies, such as agroecological approaches, participatory plant breeding, efficient seed systems, and new technologies.
  • Articulate and analyse multi-level (institutional, organizational, individual) capacity development needs in the areas of research, extension, education and development across the value chain of such crops.
  • Identify strategic and effective ways to lobby and advocate for policy innovations to ensure the use and conservation of forgotten food, such as incentives for their cultivation and conservation, as well as incentives for farmers to innovate.
  • Identify possible areas for collaborative research projects and partnership opportunities, and discuss the establishment of a Regional Knowledge Hub on Forgotten Food.

APAARI is organizing the webinar in partnership with Global Forum of Agricultural Research ( as part of our ongoing collective action on forgotten foods), Alliance Bioversity - CIAT, Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) and M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), and International Crop Research Institute for Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT).