Building Food Security and Managing Risk in Southeast Asia

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.

Published on May 03, 2017


Foreword and acknowledgements
Executive summary
Overview of challenges and opportunities for improving food security in Southeast Asia
Agriculture and food security in ASEAN
Agricultural and food security outlook for Southeast Asia
Stocktake of food security polices in ASEAN
Current approaches and alternatives for managing food insecurity risk in ASEAN
Improving the enabling environment for agriculture in ASEAN
Enhancing food security by improving agricultural innovation systems in ASEAN
Lessons from Indonesia on fishing for food security
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