East Asia 2011 - East Asian Solutions for Global Food Security

As predictions for global population growth are revised to 10 billion by 2100, how should Asia pursue long-term food security in an environmentally and politically sustainable manner?


In partnership with the World Economic Forum, Deutsche Welle TV hosts this debate on regional solutions to food security.


The following dimensions are addressed:

-       Assessment of demographic challenges

-       Regional policies to control food prices

-       Public-private collaboration

-       Innovations in agriculture



  • Cao Duc Phat, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam

  • Bambang Ismawan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bina Swadaya, Indonesia; Social Entrepreneur

  • Frans W. H. Muller, Member of the Management Board, METRO GROUP, Germany

  • Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever, United Kingdom; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on East Asia
  • Mahendra Siregar, Vice-Minister of Trade of Indonesia


Moderated by Amrita Cheema, Anchor, Deutsche Welle TV, Germany


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