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RiceBowl-Cover-20162016: Collective Responsibility

Food security continues to be at the top of many government agendas in Asia-Pacific. Government intervention in all areas of food and agriculture is increasing and whether this intervention is positive or negative depends on effective and robust dialogue.

The RBI is a tool designed to facilitate productive dialogue, collaboration and action between governments, the private sector and other key stakeholders in the area of food security. It assesses how robust a country’s capacity is to address the challenges of food security.

In this year’s paper, the RBI report focuses on steps that can be taken to further empower smallholders. At the center of this year’s report is the recommendation that collectively, there must be a greater focus on the needs of smallholder farmers. Accessibility and inclusivity are key pillars in empowering smallholders to improving robustness but this can only be fully realized through collaboration across the value-chain. The aim of collaboration is to improve smallholder resilience and to create functioning markets with price transparency, information flow and communication, transportation and storage, finance, knowledge transfer and extension and equality.

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Perspectives

August 2016 | Channel NewsAsia – Food for Everyone – Interview with Kavita Prakash-Mani and Regina Moench-Pfanner

May 2016 | Agriculture and ASEAN Economies: Still Key for Growth – Paul Teng and Andrew McConville

May 2016 | The Economic Burden of Malnutrition in Pregnant Women and Children under 5 Years of Age in Cambodia – Regina Moench-Pfanner

May 2016 | Warning Signs of False Dawn in Food Security – Paul Teng

February 2016 | Farming in a Fishbowl – Andrew McConville