Workshop on Emerging Food Safety and Quality Risks in South Asia
8-9 May 2017
Water’s Edge, Battaramulla
A Workshop on the topic ‘Emerging Food Safety and Quality Risks in South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for Sri Lanka’, organized by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) and IPS in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was held on 8-9 May 2017, at the Water’s Edge, Battaramulla.
The main aim of the workshop was to understand the problems and issues associated with food safety and quality issues in Sri Lanka, share the lessons from the other South Asian countries in the region, and develop a roadmap for the food safety policies in Sri Lanka.
The keynote address was delivered by Dr. P.K. Joshi, Director-South Asia of IFPRI. During the event, Global Food Policy Report 2017, IFPRI’s flagship publication, was launched by Minister of Primary Industries, Daya Gamage. The report is a comprehensive review of major policy and development activities related to agriculture, food security and nutrition. Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General-IFPRI also attended the workshop.
IPS Research Fellow, Dr. Manoj Thibbotuwawa, represented IPS at the head table and also served as the chairperson of the Policy theme of the group work session that discussed the “Emerging Food Safety and Quality Risks: Way forward”.