World food security:
the challenges of climate change and bioenergy


RAP PUBLICATION 2008/16

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





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Abstract

A report of the twenty-eighth World Food Day celebration held at the FAO regional office in Bangkok in commemoration of the Organization's founding in 1945. This years theme focused on world food security and the challenges of climate change and bioenergy. Highlights of the day include a keynote speech on the theme of the celebration by Xu Guanhua, Former Minister of Science and Technology in China and presentation of five awards to outstanding farmers from Afghanistan, China, Thailand and Viet Nam by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.