After decades of relative stability, international food prices escalated in 2007 before dropping and then rising again, most recently in July 2012.
The new environment of high and volatile food prices calls for new measures to protect the food security of the world’s poorest food consumers.
Today, Asia NewsFlash is pleased to have Mr Hiroyuki Konuma, assistant director-general and FAO regional representative for Asia and the Pacific on the show. We will be asking him about the role and impact of market speculation on food prices.
Duration: 9.02' Location: Asia Subregion
Producer: FAO RAP
Duration: 10.20' Location: Asia Subregion,Pacific Subregion
Producer: FAO RAP
Bo Luangtong of Thai Television Channel 7 explains the future of food security once the coming Asean Economic Community (AEC) is launched at the end of 2015 on her programme "AEC: mai ru, mai dai" ("AEC: Don't know? Should know," which includes an interview with Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Regional Office for Asia and Pacific. Bo explains in Thai, that Mr Konuma agrees the AEC can help improve food security in its member countries in Southeast Asia.
Duration: 4.19' Location: Asia Subregion
Producer: Channel 7 by Bo Luangtong
Mr Yukol Limlaemthong, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Mr Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative, and other government officials open a 3-day festival celebrating National World Food Day at Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.There are 96 agricultural cooperative booths selling Thai agriculture and food items.
Duration: .58' Location: Thailand
Producer: Channel 7
An interview with Mr H. Konuma on 2011 World's rice production
Duration: 2.3' Location: -
Producer: Xinhua News Agency
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) interview with Hiroyuki Konuma on 29 July 2011
Duration: 1' 31" Location: Malaysia
Interview with Mr Hiroyuki Konuma on Food Security
Duration: 2.22' Location: Asia Subregion
Producer: ASEAN TV
Duration: 1' 30" Location: Thailand
Producer: NHK News
Duration: 13' 21" Location: Thailand
Producer: FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific