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Asian Food in Transition: Priority Research for Food Security and Sustainable Futures in Australia, China and the Asia-Pacific Region.

The transition in food demand and agricultural production in China is accelerating with significant implications for the rest of the world, but especially for Asia.

A set of key issues associated with food security are of very great significance in the Australian relationship with China, and research on the design and implementation of policy to best achieve food security in both countries is urgently required. The focus of the Group Mission was to scope and develop the priority issues and build relationships, needed to undertake pressing research in this area.

Food security strategy is multi-dimensional, and the Group Mission included development of connected and coordinated research gaps identification on policy on trade, investment, technology transfer, value chain and nutrition, the response to climate change and the impact of demographic and social changes. The Group Mission has successfully consolidated identification of a range of critical challenges and impacts facing China, and connected the need to understand and inform debate regarding how China's responses to these will interact with Australia, the region (including developing countries) and global markets.

Project partners include:

  • The Chinese Centre for Agricultural Policy
  • The Chinese Academy of Sciences

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