The NTS Alert on food security (I) dealt with the current state of global food security with an exponential increase in price of basic food commodities and multi-factors that have contributed to this state of event. Climate related disasters, the growth of economies and populations, the production of biofuels, speculation and domestic stock-up are among those factors. This condition has fuelled social unrest in several countries across the globe. Several governments have responded to the extreme rise of price of basic food commodities with a number of reasons.
This edition of the NTS Alert takes a further look at how the rising price of basic food commodities, especially rice, is affecting countries in Asia, how this problem should be addressed, and how the international community is responding to this global food insecurity
Bulletins and Newsletters / Non-Traditional Security / South Asia / Southeast Asia and ASEAN
Last updated on 21/10/2014