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Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Asian Century

Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Asian Century

Updated 5 February 2013, 9:36 AEDT

By 2050 traditional staple crops in the Pacific like taro, sweet potatoes and cassava are expected to suffer significant yield declines because of climate change.

It's just one of the topics that will come under discussion at the Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) in Sydney this week. (Feb 5-8)

Another area of concern is how to offest the damage to marine assets caused by urban expansion, and the need to fund conservation projects.

Sean Pascoe, who is a Marine Resource Economist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Australia is running a workshop on that theme.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Sean Pascoe, CSIRO Marine Resource Economist

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