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ESCAP-SSWA, Development Paper 1307, November 2013
Regional cooperation for strengthening national food securing in South Asia: A policy agenda

This paper, prepared by ESCAP South and South-West Asia Office, is based on the report of the ESCAPSSWA South Asia Policy Dialogue on Regional Cooperation for Strengthening National Food Security Strategies, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, South and South-West Asia Office (ESCAP-SSWA) held in New Delhi, on 13 and 14 August 2013. Senior government officials, international food policy experts, civil society and other representatives discussed key challenges to national food security policies and opportunities that South Asian member States could pursue to increase regional cooperation for food security. This paper summarizes the highlights of the discussion at the event and the key conclusions and recommendations. A key conclusion was the identification of a ten-point agenda for regional cooperation for food security that will be prioritized and implemented as a mandate of ESCAP-SSWA and its work in the subregion

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