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Climate change threatening food security in Southeast Asia

Climate change threatening food security in Southeast Asia

Updated 13 April 2012, 15:29 AEST

Leading scientists, development experts and government representatives from across Asia gathered in Bangkok this week for a conference on climate-smart agriculture.

A key issue tabled at the conference was how rapid climate change had the potential to intensify droughts and floods, ending Southeast Asia's global dominance in rice production, and posing a significant threat to millions of people across the region.

Presenter: Liam Cochrane

Speaker: Dr Raj Paroda, the Executive Secretary of the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research

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