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Directions in Development : DID - Trade English; Paperback; 286 pages; 6x9
Published December 9, 2011 by World Bank
ISBN: 978-0-8213-8626-2; SKU: 18626
Trusting Trade and the Private Sector for Food Security in Southeast
Asia challenges policy makers who oversee the rice sector in Southeast
Asia and reexamines deep-rooted precepts about their responsibilities.
The authors argue that fixating on national self-sufficiency has been
costly and counterproductive, and cooperation can both improve rice
production at home and expand regional trade. Trusting Trade
specifically examines private sector participation in the rice and
(yellow) maize markets in five countries in the Association of
Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines,
Thailand, and Vietnam. The study identifies both the private
sector’s potential role in providing greater regional food
security and feasible ways to strengthen public and private sector
cooperation in managing regional food supply chains. Trusting Trade
also examines actionable ways to deepen and strengthen regional markets
that support trade in food staples.
The study’s recommendations are meant to be implemented
primarily through new forms of partnerships between the public and
private sectors. Trusting Trade will be of interest to policy makers in
the ASEAN member states and its development partners as well as others
interested in food security, supply chains, and trade in Southeast