In the crucial days after a disaster, donations in cash have been found to be the most useful for recovery, as documented in an APEC case study into member economies’ disaster responses. With the Asia-Pacific region bearing 70 per cent of the world’s natural disasters, this analysis now gives APEC economies an opportunity to channel people's desire to help into effective and appropriate relief efforts.
Iquitos, Peru, 12 October 2016 – The Asia-Pacific is on the precipice of a disturbing uptick in poverty due to the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters fueled by climate change and their ripple effect on water and food supplies, warn top emergency management officials from APEC member economies.
Piura, Peru, 28 September 2016 — The global population is projected to hit 9.6 billion by 2050 and the world will need to increase the food it produces by 60 per cent. This outlook brings ministers from the 21 APEC member economies together to tackle food production and cross-border trade opportunities in the Asia-Pacific to advance food security.
Issued by the APEC Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group
Piura, Peru, 22 September 2016 – Food security provides the basic condition for a prosperous region that thrives in an integrated economy. This is the challenge that Asia-Pacific agriculture officials are tackling as they come together in Piura, Peru this week to develop food security policy frameworks.