Bhutan attended the 36th session of the regional conference of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for Asia and the Pacific, virtually in Dhaka, Bangladesh yesterday.

According to a press release from FAO Bhutan Country Office, the four-day conference is being held from March 8 to 11.

Ministers and officials from 46 Asia-Pacific countries will participate to address the damages done to economies and livelihoods in the food and agriculture sectors by the Covid-19 pandemic, animal and crop diseases, and the ongoing disruption caused by the climate crisis.

Among others, advancing the application of innovation, science and digitalisation to help the agri-food system transformation in the world’s biggest and hungriest region will be the main points for consideration during the conference, which will be conducted in a hybrid mode, the press release stated.

It stated that while a significant focus of the conference will be on the Covid-19 recovery efforts, ministers and officials attending the session will also consider responses to both emerging and ongoing issues.