Promoting Responsible and Climate-Smart Investment in Agriculture in Southeast Asia Through Multistakeholder Approaches
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Our virtual side event to the Committee on World Food Security 50 Plenary on "Promoting Responsible and Climate-Smart Investment in Agriculture in Southeast Asia Through Multistakeholder Approaches," was organized by IISD and our partners—ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (ASEAN CRN), Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture and Grow Asia—to explore innovative approaches to engaging stakeholders and provide case studies for improving responsible and climate-smart investment in agriculture and food systems.
ASEAN member states have adopted the Regional Guidelines on Promoting Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture, and Forestry as well as the Regional Guidelines for Promoting Climate-Smart Agriculture in response to the urgent need for more responsible and climate-smart investment in the region. The side event provided a platform for the government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders we work with in Southeast Asia to share their perspectives on the approaches they are taking to integrate these guidelines into their laws, policies, investments, and activities.
Their contributions to the side event helped participants gain a better understanding of the following:
- The role of governments, the private sector, and civil society in turning ASEAN's regional guidelines for responsible and climate-smart investment in agriculture into a reality on the ground.
- How responsible and climate-smart investments can benefit farmers, businesses, and citizens of ASEAN, including the most vulnerable.
- How the multistakeholder approaches to implementing regional guidelines in ASEAN might be replicated in other parts of the world.
- Dada Bacudo, Senior Consultant and Expert on Climate-Smart Agriculture, Land Use Policy, and Climate Finance, ASEAN CRN
- Dian Sukmajaya, Senior Officer, ASEAN Secretariat
- Erizal Jamal, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio-Economic Policy Studies
- Hatan Kamolsirisakul, Thai Wah Public Co. Ltd
- Sharon Jean Gonzales-Gulmatico, Morination Agricultural Products Inc.
- Mohammad Hariz Bin Abdul Rahman, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute
- Mags Catindig, Assistant Secretary General, AsiaDHRRA
Moderator: Chrissa Borja, Grow Asia
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