Instability is the real problem of food security. Currently, the global trend of food supply/demand has become much more volatile than decades ago, especially in East Asia. The rapidly changing role of rice, the staple food of this region, has affected most countries’ market stability. Both price crisis and policy reactions have adverse consequences for the poor and for long-term stability & efficiency of food system. Despite the rapid transformation of Asian economies, and the dropping output share of rice, it still remains its position for people in Asia. After all, structural transformation takes generations to happen.
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