EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition Third Five-Year Development Plan (FY 2021/2022 – 2025/2026)

Food and nutrition issues and concerns still remain as among the top priorities in the global development agenda as embodied in Sustainable Development Goal 2 which targets to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030. While there have been significant results from initiatives of national governments and international organizations on addressing food insecurity and malnutrition, new challenges continue to emerge compounded by issues and trends in environment, geopolitical structures, economy, demographics, food and digital technologies, and among others.

As one of the 26 specialist centres of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Organization (SEAMEO) established in 2011, the Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition (RECFON) is fully aware of the challenges to combat food insecurity and malnutrition and other related concerns. The Centre remains steadfast to contribute to regional efforts to achieve SDG 2 among SEAMEO member countries as it implements its Third Five-Year Development (FY 2021/2022 – 2025/2026).