The main objective of this conference is an exchange of policy experiences between OECD, ASEAN countries and international organizations in the region, with a special focus on food security. The conference will also serve to identify knowledge gaps and issues, on which the OECD could make a contribution in the region, and facilitate the exchange with regional partners.
Food security is a major policy concern in South East Asia. The OECD is engaging in a policy dialogue with ASEAN countries to share experiences and learn from available policy analysis. This conference will will serve to share the implication of relevant OECD works to the food security in this region together with the work and knowledge of regional experts and international organizations. As the ASEAN Economic Community will be established in 2015, the conference will be a timely occasion to discuss its implications, challenges and opportunities of this new phase of economic integration and share experiences of economic integration in other regions of the world.
The theme of the conference is food security in a broad sense, covering at least the following areas: the role of trade, management of food insecurity shock, productivity and agriculture’s enabling environment. Because of its regional focus on ASEAN countries, the discussions will look at agricultural policies in the region and regional commodity markets, in particular the rice market. The discussions will look towards a resilient food and agriculture system in the region, including an efficient use of trade and long term productivity growth to improve food security.
Dates and location
The conference will take place at the Hotel Salak, Bogor, Indonesia, 11-12 November 2014.
Information for participants