Food Security in Times of Climate Change and Price Volatility
September 20, 2012 2:00-4:00 PM Mortara Center (3600 N ST NW), Georgetown University
Asia is home to 3.3 billion people and 1.8 billion of the world’s poor. Despite rapid economic growth in recent decades, the region remains vulnerable to global shocks. ADB estimates that a 10% increase in domestic food prices in Asia could lead to a 2 percentage point increase in poverty incidence, equivalent to pushing 64 million into poverty. Cyn-Young Park, Assistant Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Analysis and Operations Support Division of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Professor Nygaard will discuss the web of key challenges and policy issues related to food security and poverty in Asia.