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Never an Empty Bowl, Sustaining Food Security in Asia

Event: September 30, 2010, San Francisco

A program marking the release of a report prepared by an Asia Society/International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Task Force on Food Security and Sustainability in Asia

Thursday, September 30th

The Asia Foundation Haydn Williams Conference Room

465 California Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco

5:30 PM Registration

6:00 PM Program Followed by a reception

$5 Asia Society and Co-sponsor Members, $10 Non-members

Space is limited; Please RSVP early by calling 415.421.8706 or register online

Despite Asia’s remarkable economic development, more than half a billion Asians still go hungry each day. The future seems even more daunting, with population growth, dwindling land and water resources for agriculture, and significant uncertainties from climate change all posing new and difficult challenges.

IRRI’s  landmark report examines the multiple factors contributing to Asia’s growing food insecurity and lays out a strategy for the future that emphasizes the critical importance of rice as a source of nutrition, livelihoods, and environmental sustainability. Please join us for a discussion with Task Force members and other prominent experts.


  • Duncan Macintosh is Head of Development for IRRI in the Philippines and Executive Director of IRRI Singapore and Hong Kong.
  • Dr. Peter Timmer is Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Development Studies, emeritus at Harvard University and Principal Advisor to the Task Force.
  • Dr. Bruce Tolentino is Chief Economist and Director of Economic Reform and Development Programs for The Asia Foundation.
  • Jeremy Zwinger is President & CEO of the Rice Trader, which monitors the global rice industry.
Related locations: Philippines
Related programs: Inclusive Economic Growth

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