ASEAN nations can help avoid world rice price shocks by reducing export restrictions, placing less emphasis on self-sufficiency, retooling Thailand's rice pledging program, and expanding coordinated rice policies with India and Pakistan, according to a series of working papers from ADB. Read more.
Commodities exchange: options for addressing price risk and price volatility in rice
The current and projected status of the rice economies in ASEAN countries
The ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve as a mechanism for ensuring food security
Further actions toward enhancing ASEAN's resiliency to extreme rice price volatility
Increasing populations, changing diets, growing cities, and expanding energy and industrial production each demands a greater share of Asia's available water resources.
Rice remains Asia's most important crop as it continues to be the single largest source of calories for the majority of consumers who are poor.
ADB's Lourdes S. Adriano explains how coordinated policy actions among ASEAN countries may help balance the trade of rice.