Philippine Environment Secretary Ramon Paje has called for closer cooperation among member economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to ensure food security and blue economy in the region.
|APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Food Security and Blue Economy (Source: apec2015)|
During the APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Food Security and Blue Economy held in central Philippine city of Iloilo on October 4, which brought together ministers from 21 APEC member economies, Ramon Paje underlined the need to narrow the gap in economic development of the forum’s member economies.
The two-day event offered ministers from APEC member economics a chance to discuss concrete and feasible actions to enhance management and conservation of ecosystems and the coastal and marine environment, and ensure sustainable food supply chain as well, he said.
The minister expressed his belief that the proposed Plan of Action of the Dialogue will be adopted at the end of the meeting.