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New Paper Examines Food Security in Asia and the Changing Role of Rice

October 20, 2010

To explore the critical issues surrounding the global challenge of food security, The Asia Foundation joined with the Asian Development Bank, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and the U.S. Agency for International Development for a major conference, “Food for All: Investment Forum for Food Security in Asia and the Pacific,” at the ADB headquarters in Manila from July 7-9, 2010. Douglas Bereuter, president of The Asia Foundation, moderated a key plenary session on “Fostering Food Security Through Regional Cooperation and Integration.” Eminent food security economist Peter Timmer laid out the challenges, opportunities, and likely action points for achieving shared food security. The remarks from the conference are available in this fourth paper in the Foundation’s continuing Occasional Paper series. Download the paper.

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