Food security in the ASEAN Community

Food security in this era of globalization, and the advent of the ASEAN Community, play a pivotal role because climate change significantly affects food production and distribution in various parts of the world.

What are the issues concerning food security?

Will the establishment of the ASEAN Community solve issues of food security in the ASEAN region?

Dr. Carlos Tabunda Jr, ASEAN In Focus resident resource person, interviews former Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Inanglupa Movement Inc. president Dr. William Dar to answer these pressing questions on food security in the ASEAN region.

Dr. William Dar  is the current president of the Inanglupa Movement Inc. which champions and advocated the modernization and industrialization of Philippine agriculture sector by an inclusive, science-based, resilient, and market-oriented development strategy.  He also served as Secretary of Agriculture from 1998 to 1999, executive director of the National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC) in 1998, Presidential Adviser on Food Security and chairman-coordinator of the NAFC in 1999, and director-general of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT) based in India from 1999 to 2014.  Dr. Dar also engages in organizations that promote global and regional food security.