The ASEAN Rice Trade Forum seeks to serve as a platform for promoting coherent and coordinated policy actions on rice trade to advance the goal of food security in the ASEAN region.
The theme of the Forum is managing the risks of extreme rice price volatility caused by policy shocks and supply distortions brought about by climate change, through coherent and coordinated policy actions.
The Forum is convened, on a pilot basis, by the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB), in coordination with the ASEAN Secretariat and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
ADB's technical assistance on food security of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) provides financial support for the ASEAN Rice Trade Forum.
At the end of the Forum, participants will have
Members of the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board, rice traders, relevant ASEAN and ASEAN Plus Three bodies, development partners, and civil society organizations.
The four key presenters are
Two to three experts or discussants will share their views on each of the presentations.