I am happy that the 3rd International Conference on Agriculture and Forestry will be held in Manila from June 1-3, 2016. The choice of sustainable agriculture and forestry as a focal theme is particularly appropriate in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. I hope the conference will provide a road map for achieving goal 2 of SDG, namely end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. I wish the Conference great success.