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            Knowledge sharing and policy dialogue


            Monday, 27 June 2022

            11:00 – 16:00 (GMT+7)


            Register now


            The FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is convening a one-day special event to explore innovations and technologies in emerging and existing ‘digital villages’ across the Asia-Pacific region. The event is open to invited participants (via Webinar) and observers (via Live Webcast).  


            This high-level event will feature:

            ·       A Ministerial Roundtable headed by FAO’s Director-General, Dr QU Dongyu, and Government Ministers from the Asia and Pacific region.

            ·       An Expert Roundtable on successful initiatives and partnerships in enabling inclusive rural and agrifood systems transformation through digitalization

            ·       Introduction to the Digital Village Initiative Knowledge Exchange Platform


            From the biggest city to the smallest village – digitalization is leading the way to a better future!


            It wasn’t that long ago that Internet connectivity faded the moment one left a populated area like a big city or town, but thanks 3G, 4G and 5G mobile technology, connectivity is now possible even in the remotest of areas of Asia and the Pacific.


            While this expansion of digital technology into rural areas of many countries has made it much easier to stay in touch by phone, surf the Web and connect through social media, more importantly the growth of digitalization has opened a whole new world of possibility – and profitability – even in some of the most remote areas of the Asia-Pacific region.  


            For the people of small towns and villages, from farmers to fishers to herders, digital technologies are sweeping across landscapes bringing useful life and livelihood information and innovations to hundreds of millions of people – smallholders and others – who produce, transport and provide the food we eat each day.


            Complementary to this event, a “Digital Village Initiative Knowledge Exchange Platform” has been created by the FAO Office for Asia and the Pacific, as a one-stop village square, where those working in the food and agriculture sectors can share their innovations and technologies with all of us.


            Working and sharing together, our digital village innovations and technologies can help lead us all to a world of better production, better nutrition, better environment and a better life – leaving no one behind!

            You are invited to join us for this highly interesting event.


            You can register for the event here: https://fao.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Il_QLC0STcuV-npOPekYqg


            You can also follow the discussions on our Webcast and YouTube Channel.

            ·       Check here for times and links to the Webcast.

            ·       Check here for times and links to the FAO YouTube


            Better Nutrition, Better Production, Better Environment and Better Life

            FAO is supporting the Four Betters through the transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, leaving no one behind.

            The betters reflect the interconnected economic, social and environmental dimensions of agri-food systems.

            The four regional Priorities for Asia and the Pacific region will implement actions to achieve the Four Betters:


            1. Regional Priority One: Transforming agrifood systems for sustainable production and healthy diets
            2. Regional Priority Two: Accelerating sustainable natural resources management for biodiversity conservation and climate action 
            3. Regional Priority Three: Supporting inclusive rural transformation for sustainable agrifood systems and equitable rural societies 
            4. Regional Priority Four: Building sustainable and resilient agrifood systems in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) 

            Flagship Priorities:

            In depth