International trade and food security: Exploring collective food security in Asia
Singapore - 11 May 2018
This book is a timely and comprehensive analysis of the links between trade and food security, using available data as well as evidence from economic theory and history. It is an edited publication, drawing on expertise from senior staff at the WTO, a wide range of trade academics from both Asia and more widely, and the private sector (although the last possibly a little under represented given the importance of private traders and especially large corporations in the world food trading system). The problems, which the book aims to address, are clearly spelled out; the effects on food security of increasing urbanization, loss of arable land, competition for water resources, and climate change provide a complex and challenging policy environment.