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Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia

Despite Asia's remarkable economic development, more than half a billion Asians still go hungry each day. The future seems even more daunting, with population growth, dwindling land and water resources for agriculture, and significant uncertainties from climate change all posing new and difficult challenges.

The Asia Society, The Asia Foundation, and Give2Asia invite you to a program marking the release of a report prepared by an Asia Society/International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Task Force on Food Security and Sustainability in Asia. The landmark report examines the multiple factors contributing to Asia's growing food insecurity and lays out a strategy for the future that emphasizes the critical importance of rice as a source of nutrition, livelihoods, and environmental sustainability. Please join us for a discussion with Task Force members and other prominent experts.


Duncan Macintosh is Head of Development for IRRI in the Philippines and Executive Director of IRRI Singapore and Hong Kong.

Dr. Peter Timmer is Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Development Studies, emeritus at Harvard University and Principal Advisor to the Task Force.

Dr. Bruce Tolentino is Chief Economist and Director of Economic Reform and Development Programs for The Asia Foundation.

Other speakers TBA.

Co-sponsored by Give2Asia and The Asia Foundation

Related link:
Food Security Task Force page

Can't make it to this program? Tune in to the free live video webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live from 9:00 to 11:00 pm ET.


Event Details

Thu 30 Sep 2010
1:30pm - 4:00pm

The Asia Foundation, Haydn Williams Conference Room, 465 California Street, 8th Floor San Francisco

$5 Asia Society/Co-sponsor members, $10 non-members