11 February 2014
CLARION CALL: High risk of climate hazards is threatening food security in Asia,are highly highly susceptible to climate hazards, resulting in food insecurity, write Jurise Athena Oliveros and Paul S. Teng.
TYPHOON Haiyan, which swept across the central Philippines in November last year, left in its wake widespread devastation. The number of lives lost exceeded 5,000.
The gargantuan damage caused to property and the agriculture sector has made a significant dent to the economy of the region and serve as an ominous reminder of how the country in general remains vulnerable to natural disasters.
The affected areas encountered multiple problems in the aftermath of the typhoon, chief of which was the lack of access to food and water.
… Paul S. Teng is professor and dean of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning in NIE and adjunct senior fellow at the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University.
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