The Head of CAPSA, Masakazu Ichimura, delivered his remarks on ‘Towards a Future without Poverty’ at the EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum in Jakarta, 30-31 October 2017. The event was jointly held by the EAT Foundation and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, hosted around 700 participants from 60 countries. Policymakers, leaders, academia, private sector, NGOs, culinary expert, scientist, activists, and other stakeholders gathered to enact food as a cure for global challenges. 


Mr. Masakazu ICHIMURA, Head of CAPSA participated in the tree planting ceremony, which took place on 19 October 2017, at the International World Food Day Expo in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The ceremony was conducted in conjunction with the Diplomatic Tour organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia in celebration of the World Food Day 2017.


Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense and disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific, the most disaster-prone region in the world, according to the latest report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).