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The Asia Pacific Region still has a long way to go in achieving zero hunger. Nutrition and food security is a multifaceted issue that hinges on safe, resilient, and widespread access to healthy nutritious food.  The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated risk of hunger, poverty, malnutrition, and a deepened economic divide; however, more importantly, the pandemic highlights gaps and key challenges for the region in achieving SDG 2. The pandemic underscores weak monitoring and reporting mechanisms and lack of adequate data, which are critical for food system modifications and nutrition policy planning.  Because SDG 2 is a multifaceted issue that hinges on several factors including: food/ nutrition systems, healthcare, education, sanitation, infrastructure, marketing, and the economy, an integrated approach is required for SDG 2 progress. This roundtable aims to address how data systems should be readjusted or improved for better monitoring of both individual household food security, and of market fluctuations that strongly influences food systems. Moreover, in light of the pandemic, which has unleashed new advents in technology in order to manage and digitize operations, this roundtable encourages participants to discuss new opportunities in strengthening resilience in data systems, and food value chains through novel technological innovations.

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