Report on the Ministerial Roundtable Beyond the Asian Crisis: Sustainable Agricultural Development and Poverty Alleviation in the Next Millennium











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Bangkok, Thailand, 14-15 June 1999

FAO/RAP Publication 1999/31

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok, Thailand

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A. Ministerial Roundtable

Introduction

Objectives
Participants

Inaugural Session

Welcome Speech
Opening Remarks

Keynote Presentations

Regional Perspectives
Thailand and Transition Economies in the ASEAN
The ASEAN
China
South Asia

Panel Discussions and Open Forum
Closing Remarks
Media Coverage

B. Technical Policy Workshop

2. Thailand and Mekong River Basin Countries: Prospects and Challenges for Asian Agriculture in the 21st Century, Experience and Perspectives from Thailand and Mekong River Basin Countries by Dr. Nipon Poapongsakorn, Vice President, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
6. China (i): Performance, Prospects and Challenges for China’s Agriculture by Dr. Jikun Huang, Professor and Director, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
11. China (ii): China’s Agriculture in Transition: Recent Developments, Agricultural Growth, Policy Issues and Impact for Asian Crisis by Dr. Feng Lu, Associate Professor in Economics, China Center for Economic Research (CCER), Peking University
14. India: Agricultural Policy Reforms in India: Scope and Limits by Dr. Vijay S. Vyas, Chairman, Policy Research and Action Group (PRAG), India
19. Indonesia: Indonesian Crisis, Agricultural Performances and Reform Measures by Dr. Delima H. Azahari Darmawan, Deputy Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Office of the Coordinating Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry
28. Republic of Korea: Economic Crisis and its Impact on the Agricultural Sector by Dr. Kyeong-Duk Kim, Research Fellow, Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI)
33. Malaysia: Sustainable Agricultural Development and Poverty Alleviation in Malaysia: Retrospect and Prospect by Dr. Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman, Professor and Director, Center for Policy Studies (CPS), Universiti Putra Malaysia
39. Pakistan: The Asian Crisis, Reform Measures and Agriculture: The Case of Pakistan by Dr. Sarfraz Khan Qureshi, Director, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)
46. Philippines: Constraints to Food Security: The Philippine Case by Dr. Cristina C. David, Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
59. Indochina and Myanmar: Asian Crisis, Reform Measures and Agriculture Performance: Indochina and Myanmar by Dr. Mya Than, Senior Research Fellow & Coordinator, ASEAN Transitional Economics Programme, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)

Annexes

Annex I. List of Participants
Annex II. Welcome Speech
Annex III. Opening Remarks
Annex IV. Keynote Presentation

(1) Prospects and Challenges for Asian Agriculture in the 21st Millennium, by Prem Nath, ADG/RR
(2) Experience and Perspectives of Thailand and ASEAN Transition Economies, by H.E. Pongpol Adireksarn, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand
(3) Experience and Perspectives of ASEAN Transition Economies, by H.E. Maj. Gen. Nyunt Tin, Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, Myanmar
(4) Experience and Perspectives of ASEAN Transition Economies, by Prof. Ngo The Dan, Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Viet Nam
(5) Experience and Perspectives of ASEAN Transition Economies, by Dr. Phouvieng Laddavong, Director General, Office of the Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Lao People’s Democratic Republic
(6) Experience and Perspectives of the ASEAN, by Secretary Edgardo J. Angara, Department of Agriculture, Philippines
(7) Experience and Perspectives of the ASEAN, by Datuk Amar Dr. Sulaiman Haji Daud, Minister of Agriculture, Malaysia
(8) Experience and Perspectives of the ASEAN, by Prof. Dr. Soleb Solahuddin, Minister of Agriculture, The Republic of Indonesia
(9) Experience and Perspectives of China, by Mr. Liu Jian, Vice-Minister of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China
(10) Experience and Perspectives of South Asia, by H.E. Mr. Mian Abdul Sattar Laleka, Minister for Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Pakistan
(11) Experience and Perspectives of South Asia, by Dr. R.S. Paroda, Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Agricultural Research & Education, and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture, India