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Regional cooperation for strengthening national food securing in South Asia: A policy agenda

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  • Nagesh Kumar

    () (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) South and South-West Asia Office)

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This paper is based on the report of the ESCAP SSWA South Asia Policy Dialogue on Regional Cooperation for Strengthening National Food Security Strategies, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, South and South-West Asia Office (ESCAP-SSWA) held in New Delhi, on 13 and 14 August 2013. Senior government officials, international food policy experts, civil society and other representatives discussed key challenges to national food security policies and opportunities that South Asian member States could pursue to increase regional cooperation for food security. This paper summarizes the highlights of the discussion at the event and the key conclusions and recommendations. A key conclusion was the identification of a ten-point agenda for regional cooperation for food security that will be prioritized and implemented as a mandate of ESCAP-SSWA and its work in the subregion.

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  • Nagesh Kumar, 2013. "Regional cooperation for strengthening national food securing in South Asia: A policy agenda," Development Papers 1307, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) South and South-West Asia Office.
  • Handle: RePEc:eap:sswadp:dp1307
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    Keywords

    Food Security; Regional Cooperation; South Asia; Hunger;

    JEL classification:

    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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