The state of food and agriculture in Asia and the Pacific 2014

This publication reports on the state of food and agriculture in Asia and the Pacific. It is the third issue of the series which highlights both the trends and challenges in food security and nutrition in Asia-Pacific and the outlook and way forward to 2050. Challenges include land, water and labour shortages for food producers as well as volatile oil and food prices and the negative impacts of climate change and natural disasters. The way forward involves providing public goods in sufficient quantity and quality, as well as a fair and inclusive environment for private investment that respects the rights of the poor. The publication ends with a section on structural transformation of the economy and agricultural transition: are large farms the way of the future?

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