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Building Food Security and Managing Risk in Southeast Asia

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This report explores effective policy solutions to the current and future challenges related to food security in the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). While robust GDP growth, rising agricultural productivity and output, and strong growth in agricultural incomes have all contributed to vast improvements in the food security of the region, 60 million people remain undernourished. ASEAN governments have therefore justifiably kept food security as a policy priority. The regional policy architecture set out in ASEAN frameworks provides sound guidance, yet some of the current policies adopted by members are not helping to address food insecurity and its causes, including the formidable challenges related to climate change and the need for continued growth in sustainable food production to feed growing populations. This report puts forward a number of policy recommendations to ensure that the ASEAN agricultural and fisheries sectors contribute effectively and efficiently to ensuring regional food security.

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Agriculture and food security in ASEAN

This introductory chapter presents the structure of the overall report, followed by an overview of agriculture and food security across the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members. It summarises developments in agricultural production in ASEAN, focusing on production and trade of key agro-food products including rice, after which it provides a snapshot of food security within ASEAN across a range of indicators, including examining the changes that have taken place over the past 20 years.

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