Asia’s food security challenges are formidable. The region is home to over 60 per cent of the world’s population, some of the world’s fastest growing economies and yet has only 34 per cent of the world’s arable land and 36 per cent of the world’s water resources. Asia is also home to six of the world’s top ten most populous countries and to half of the world’s urban population. It is therefore not surprising that Asia plays a dominant role when considering food – both demand and production.
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