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Habits, Policies and Food Security in ASEAN: Rooms for India-ASEAN Strategic Partnership1

Dinna Wisnu, Ph.D
Co-founder & Director, Paramadina Graduate School of Diplomacy
Jakarta, Indonesia,
twitter: @dinnawisnu

Keywords: food security, ASEAN, habits, policies, farmers,  fishermen, business

1. Introduction
There are many reasons why the study on food security continues on for decades. One obvious reason is because there has not been  enough satisfactory output indicating systematic eradication of hunger  across the globe. Specifically for ASEAN, the figures on  poverty, and consequently the lack of access to food and nutrition,  are quite dire.

Just recently the ASEAN Secretariat adopts A  Framework Action Plan on Rural Development and Poverty  Eradication 2011-2015 which becomes a basis for various Senior  Officials Meetings (SOMs) in developing the ASEAN Economic  Community. The framework was made based on the data coming from IFAD and World Bank. IFAD in its Rural Poverty Report 2011  reports that 53% of the total population of nearly 600 millions in  Southeast Asia lives in poverty with less than US$2 a day while  around 18% of the total population lives in extreme poverty with less  than US$ 1.25 a day. 62% of this poverty is located in rural  areas. The ASEAN Secretariat is most concerned because the World  Bank also reports that Southeast Asia is second only to sub-Saharan Africain in the percentage of its people who live in poverty.


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