LIVE: Discussion on the future of food for Asia & the Pacific #FoodSec2016
Moderator: Farhana Haque Rahmam, Inter Press Service
Takehiko Nakao, ADB President
Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister, National Food Security and Research Pakistan
Musdhalifa Machmud, Deputy Minister, Food and Agriculture Indonesia
Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant- Director General, FAO
Phouang Parisak Pravongviengkham, Vice Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR
Sunny Verghese, Executive Director, Olam International Ltd., Singapore
The region faces new challenges to produce and access more nutritious and safe food for its growing populations. Achieving #foodsecurity for all is at the core of the post-2015 development agenda. #FoodSec2016 #SDG2
When Mr. Mustafa Kamal was Mayor of Karachi, I wrote that Pakistan can use their Water rivers for transporting people from one place to other place in small boats beside road to travel. Imtiaz Ahmed, Karachi, Pakistan.
By converting waste into clean energy, livestock farms in Jiangxi Province, People's Republic of China, help manage an environmental threat, contribute to the national energy grid, and boost their income.
Asia would hugely benefit from a region-wide free trade agreement that combines the TPP’s high-standard liberalization and the RCEP’s special and differential treatment for developing countries. Find out more in this blog by ADB’s Ganeshan Wignaraja. #freetrade
TPP and RCEP are not perfect, but they can unlock Asian trade liberalization and growth. Supporting open accession, an eventual Asia-Pacific FTA and complementary national policies will help achieve this end.