USSEC Participates in APEC 2014 in China
- General News
USSEC recently participated in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)’s “Policy Partner on Food Security (PPFS) Government and Business Dialogue on Food Security and Trade” conference held in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China. This conference is a series of related meetings that are attended by 21 APEC members. Main topics discussed included how to exert the decisive role of the market and better play the role of the government on food security; how to reduce food losses/waste and share supply chain management; and how to promote regional cooperation on food quality/safety management and standardization.
USSEC CEO Jim Sutter presented a lecture titled, “Sustainable Production and Reliable Trading Systems of the U.S.—Helping to Meet the Asian-Pacific Region’s Food Security Needs.” The presentation focused on the role that U.S. soy plays in helping to meet the Asia-Pacific region’s food security needs and growing demand. Mr. Sutter gave a brief history of U.S. soy’s involvement in the region, then discussed U.S. soy’s quality experience, performance advantage; and its advantage as a long-term partner. He went on to provide an overview of U.S. family farms; soybean production; sustainable farming; conservation; and U.S. logistics and infrastructure.
USSEC Regional Director – North Asia Paul Burke and Xiaoping Zhang, USSEC Country Director – China, also attended the conference.