Third Development Partnership Forum: Improving Rice Policies for National and Regional Food Security: Challenges and Opportunities
27-28 June 2011, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and
the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development and the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation of the
Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar will jointly organize the Third Development Partnership Forum: Inproving Rice Policies for National and Regional Food Security: Challenges and Opportunities from 27 to 28 June 2011 in Nay Pyi Taw.
The First Development Partnership launched the regional study on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Asia and the Pacific based on the theme of the ESCAP Commission Session in April 2009. The Second Development Partnership was a roundtable forum focusing on Economic policies for growth and poverty reduction: lessons from the region and beyond, which saw exchanges between Nobel Laureate economist Prof. Joseph Stiglitz and senior Myanmar Government officials.
The outcome of the Second Development Partnership highlighted a number of areas where key policy recommendations and priority areas for follow up are needed. In this regard, the Third Development Partnership will focus on the key priority area of improving rice policy for export, meeting domestic consumption and improving the well being of poor farmers.