WWF-Thailand, in partnership with the Agricultural and Food Marketing Association for Asia and the Pacific (AFMA) and Sustainable Agro Food Platform, highlighted the importance of SCP and showcased opportunities for sustainable development at the ASEAN Sustainable Business Forum & Expo (ASBF) 2019 on 5 June 2019 at Siam Society under Royal Patronage. © AFMA

Sustainable business and sustainable supply chains

With the focus on sustainable development, the regional forum targeted business engagement and private sector-led sustainable agriculture and food models for the Asia-Pacific region, bringing together policy-makers, leading academia, civil society organizations and partners for sustainability. Panel discussions were anchored on establishing sustainable food value chains from producers to end consumers.

Addressing the importance of agriculture and food industries, Ply Pirom, Project Manager of the Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) project at WWF-Thailand presented the Forest and Landscape Reforestation (FLR349) programme, showcasing the project’s progresses and successes on agricultural sustainability, from policy strategies to implementation in accordance with key sustainable development goals’ indicators. Based on the agroforestry strategy “Three Forests, Four Benefits” under His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s “Sufficiency Economy Philosophy,” the program serves as a model for the restoration and protection of degraded headwater ecosystems and the eradication of social inequality in project sites, Chiang Mai and Nan provinces, Northern Thailand.

Discussions and presentations on sustainable business and sustainable supply chains on World Environment Day 2019. © AFMA