CAPSA and the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) organized a Policy Analysis Workshop: ‘Transition towards Sustainable Agriculture in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – Strategic Implementation, Follow Up and Review’, from 15 - 17 November 2016 in Bogor, Indonesia.
Mr. Stefanos Futiou, Director, Environment and Development Division (EDD) – UNESCAP in his opening remarks highlighted the importance of regional collaboration, linking policy to global discussion as well as holistic and integrated approach for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In his message, Dr. Hari Priyono, Secretary General, Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture stated that Government of Indonesia is committed to pursue the SDGs which is implemented through inter-sectoral and participatory approach, and coordinated by the Ministry of National Planning. His message was read out by Dr. Abdul Basit, Director of Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio-Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), who officially opened the workshop.
The three-day workshop delivered the following outcome:
(a) Enhanced the participants’ capacity for engaging in designing, implementing and monitoring the progress in policies to accelerate transition to sustainable agriculture and contribute to attainment of sustainable development goals
(b) Contributed to formulating national, subregional and regional strategy for intensifying capacity- building efforts and strengthening of knowledge sharing and mutual learning for accelerating transition towards sustainable agriculture and contributing to attainment of sustainable development goals.
(c) Strengthened regional networking for knowledge and experience sharing among policymakers, senior officials, statisticians and experts / stakeholders working on promotion of sustainable agriculture.
More than 30 participants from Asia and the Pacific countries attended the workshop representing government ministries, research organizations and academia.
The workshop was organized with financial support from the Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics.
At the last day, participants joined a field trip to the National Agricultural Science and Technology Park, Cimanggu, Bogor which was inaugurated by the Indonesian Minister of Agriculture, Andi Amran Sulaiman in December 2015. The park aims to support farmers to know and apply the technological innovations developed by the Ministry.