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Session 1: Future of Food and Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
ADB Auditorium

The session discusses a regional foresight study on future scenarios of food systems in Asia and the Pacific by 2050 to bring out policy and financing implications while highlighting sector and thematic priorities that should be incorporated in regional and national level food security planning. Join via Zoom

Group Photo: Session Participants

Moderator:

  • Emmanuel Jimenez, Director General, Independent Evaluation Department, ADB

Keynote Presentations:

  • Alvaro Lario, President, IFAD
  • Mark Rosegrant, Research Fellow Emeritus, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Panelists:

  • Reehana Raza, Regional Director for the Asia and the Pacific Division, IFAD
  • Cao Duc Phat, Chair of the IRRI Board of Trustees
  • Shenggen Fan, Chair Professor, China Agricultural University, CGIAR System Board member
  • Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean, ADB Institute
  • Ramesh Subramaniam, Director General and Group Chief, Sectors Group, ADB

Q&A

Speakers

Alvaro Lario

President

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Cao Đức Phát

Chairman, Board of Trustees

International Rice Research Institute

Emmanuel Jimenez

Director General, Independent Evaluation Department

Asian Development Bank

Mark Rosegrant

Research Fellow Emeritus

International Food Policy Research Institute

Ramesh Subramaniam

Director General and Group Chief, Sectors Group

Asian Development Bank

Reehana Rifat Raza

Regional Director for the Asia and the Pacific Division

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Shenggen Fan

Chair Professor

China Agricultural University

Tetsushi Sonobe

Dean

Asian Development Bank Institute