Launch of 'Food Security in Asia - A Report for Policy Makers'

11 March, 2013
10 AM

Supported by the MacArthur Foundation

How do food-related policies in the region intersect with local and regional food security dynamics, and impact local communities and across the wider region?

While food security remains a widely researched subject area, far too often the emphasis is on issues related to food production and availability. The impact of certain policy choices and the unequal distribution of power that often play a greater role in creating and perpetuating hunger and lack of access to food, remain under explored.

This report is the culmination of two year's research, conducted by a multidisciplinary team at the University of Sydney and funded by The MacArthur Foundation.

The key findings and recommendations are focused on the following areas:

1.    Population and Development: Demographic Change, Rural Development and Urbanisation

2.    Land and Equity: Land Acquisitions and Access to Land

3.    Freshwater Resources: Climate Change, Aquifer Depletion and Energy Security

4.    Fisheries and Food Security in Littoral Asia

This launch will be an opportunity to discuss the outcomes of the research and will be of particular interest to regional academics, policymakers and stakeholders.


Date: Monday 11th March

Time: 10am, followed by light refreshments

Venue: The University of Sydney Law School Foyer, Level 2, Sydney Law School

RSVP: by Thursday 7th March


For more information on the project please visit:



Location: Law School Foyer, level 2, Law School Building