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Food for All: Investing in Food Security in Asia and the Pacific – Issues, Innovations, and Practices
ADB Publishing | 2016 | ISBN: 9290925159 9290925167 | 370 pages | PDF | 12 MB
With this book, ADB seeks to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, innovations, good practices, and lessons on food security and to catalyze greater interest and action on the issue at every front.


Food for All Investing in Food Security in Asia and the Pacific – Issues, Innovations, and Practices
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To address food security in a sustainable manner, on 7″9 July 2010, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) joined hands to convene the Investment Forum for Food Security in Asia and the Pacific at the ADB headquarters in Manila. This book distills the wealth of information and depth of discussions derived from the proceedings of this landmark forum.
Contents
Foreword
Introduction
1 A Multisector Response to Food Security
2 Food for All through Innovative Partnerships
3 Country Responses to Food Security
Bangladesh: Prioritizing agriculture, food security, and nutrition
People?„?s Republic of China: Steering development orientation as a driver of change
India: Exploring out-of-the-box options to feed the poor
Lao People?„?s Democratic Republic: Targeting a viable and resilient agriculture sector
Pacific Subregion: Building healthy islands through partnership
4 Fostering Food Security through Regional Cooperation and Integration
5 Investments for Enhancing Productivity
Harnessing the potential of smallholder farm organizations: Thailand?„?s Swift Company
Spurring rice productivity in Asia: A global rice science partnership
Blending the ancient and the new to provide solutions: Agricultural water management
6 Investing in Natural Resource Management and Environment Services
Profitable yet sustainable: Conservation agriculture
Ecosystem approaches to coastal resources management: The case for investing in mangrove ecosystems
Securing sustainable livelihoods and environmental protection: Community forestry as a key strategy
Connecting environment and food security
7 Building Resilience Against Vulnerability
A panacea? Agricultural insurance
Picking the low-hanging fruit? first: Adapting to climate change
Taking a holistic approach: Transboundary animal disease control
8 Innovative Financing for Food Security
Innovative solutions show the way: Lending a helping hand to rural producers CHAPTER 9 Investments in Connectivity
9 Investments in connectivity
Solutions from smallholders
How livestock smallholders help out: Upgrading food security in the Greater Mekong Subregio
Increasing the market chain participation of small producers: The NorminVeggies case
Resolving quality control and market access for small farms: The K-Farm Carambola GAP Program
Solutions from the corporate sector
Integrating the food supply chain: The win”win strategy of Field Fresh Foods, India
Hello, markets! How the e-Choupal makes connectivity work
Harnessing public”private partnerships in Asia: The UN World Food Programme
The food and nutrition security nexus
10 Perspectives from Key Stakeholders
The outlook of development partners
The private sector perspective
The voice of civil society organizations
Investments for Food Security in Asia and the Pacific: For whom and for what?
11 Road Map for Change
Summary Remarks of Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, ADB
Summary Remarks of Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO
Summary Remarks of Ganesh Thapa, IFAD
Asia & the Pacific Regional Food Security
Partnership Framework by and among ADB, FAO, and IFAD
Appendix: Program of the Investment Forum for Food Security in Asia and the Pacific
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