A conference on "Agricultural Transformation in Asia: Policy Options for Food and Nutrition Security" will be organized by IFPRI and Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) on September 25-27 in Siem Reap Province, Kingdom of Cambodia.
The overall goal of the conference is to promote broad collaboration among policy makers, researchers, and regional stakeholders in the sub-regions of Asia (Central, South, and Southeast Asia) to share research evidence, policy experiences, and practical lessons, in order to help improve the effectiveness of current and future agricultural and food security strategies in Asia.
The conference will have four principal objectives:
- To generate cross country dialogue, and provide participants with the opportunity to review, share, and learn about what policies on agriculture-nutrition linkages, trade, and inputs have worked (or not) in addressing the common development challenges of ensuring food security and promoting rural economic growth.
- To better understand the capacity constraints facing policy systems and institutions limiting the effectiveness of public sector interventions and discuss possible remedies based on experiences in the region.
- To derive practical lessons from accumulated knowledge in the region in striking a good balance between private and public sector incentives and roles, and national versus regional ones, during the formulation and implementation of national policies.
- To identify what still remains unknown about the effectiveness of specific policies and policy systems across the diverse agricultural and rural economic landscape in Asia for improving food security and nutritional outcomes.
For more information, Please go to the conference website.