A ‘doubly green revolution’ in Asia (New Agriculturist)

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Experts discuss Asian food security

With 60 per cent of rural Asians living in poverty, hundreds of experts have stressed the importance of increasing food production in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner in Asia, calling for a ‘doubly green revolution’.

Leading policymakers and experts in the fields of economics, food policy, agricultural research, agribusiness and development met at the International Conference on Asian Food Security in Singapore from 10-12th August to discuss the food security challenges facing the region and determine policy recommendations and investment priorities.

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Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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