|Monday, 7 January 2013, 18:50 HKT/SGT|
|Food Policy Research Head Calls for More Investment|
HONG KONG, Jan 7, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Severe food shortages are likely to occur in Asia by 2030, according to Fan Shenggen, Director General of the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute. Mr Fan will attend the Asian Financial Forum (AFF) in Hong Kong, 14-15 January, which will feature a panel discussion on food and agriculture.
"For Asia, I think the shortage will become even more severe over time," said Mr Fan, in a 20 December interview with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), which is organising the AFF with the Hong Kong SAR Government. Mr Fan added that "climate change will hit both regions very hard and very quickly, and Asia probably will be hit particularly harder than Africa."
He noted rising demand from Asia due to population growth, urbanisation and rising incomes. "The more urbanised, richer people will demand more and better food. So the demand side is a major problem in Asia," he said. Increased investment in agriculture and in food production are "a must," Mr Fan said. See below for a link to the full video interview.
Speakers at the AFF Panel discussion on Food & Agriculture, 15 January, will include Dr Colin Chartres, former Director General, International Water Management Institute; David Farley, CEO, Australian Agricultural Company; Brett Rierson, China Representative, United Nations World Food Programme; and Ismael Roig, President, Asia-Pacific, Archer Daniels Midland Company.
Watch the HKTDC interview of Fan Shenggen here: http://youtu.be/uoxIhZ2q2ys
AFF Website: http://www.asianfinancialforum.com
Follow us on Twitter: @AFF_HK
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong's businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Google+, Twitter @hktdc, LinkedIn.
Corporate Communication Department
Tel: +852 2584 4216
Email: [email protected]
Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Trade Shows
From the Asia Corporate News Network
Copyright © 2017 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.
|HKTDC Releated News|
|May 21, 2017 12:50 HKT/SGT|
|Record More Than 17,600 Visitors Attend Entrepreneur Day|
|May 19, 2017 18:30 HKT/SGT|
|HKTDC Entrepreneur Day Opens with Record Exhibitors|
|May 18, 2017 20:00 HKT/SGT|
|Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair Concludes|
|May 17, 2017 18:00 HKT/SGT|
|Entrepreneur Day Helps Start-ups Explore Roads to Success|
|May 16, 2017 18:00 HKT/SGT|
|International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair Opens|
|May 12, 2017 18:00 HKT/SGT|
|Hong Kong-Shanghai Delegation Visits Thailand and Vietnam|
|May 10, 2017 18:30 HKT/SGT|
|Seven HKTDC Fairs in April Draw More Than 225,000 Buyers|
|May 10, 2017 00:00 HKT/SGT|
|Medical Devices and Supplies Fair Opens Next Tuesday|
|May 8, 2017 18:40 HKT/SGT|
|Record Exhibitor Turnout Expected for HKTDC Entrepreneur Day|
|May 1, 2017 12:30 HKT/SGT|
|Gifts & Premium Fair and Printing & Packaging Fair Attract 62,000 Buyers|
|More news >>|