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    Reform on the menu

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Southeast Asia faces challenges of food security and nutrition as population growth and rising affluence increase food demand and competition for resources. Longer-term challenges include changes in consumption patterns, volatile food prices, climate change impact, conversion of agricultural land to industrial uses, and migration of labour from rural to urban areas.


    Paper chase

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 27/06/2016

    » Even though the market is mature in some areas, the pulp and paper business in Southeast Asia remains attractive with a substantial demand growth, and that has encouraged the entry of foreign manufacturers to compete with regional players.


    Empowering a region

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 21/01/2019

    » Ask Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the new executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap), what she misses the most about her Indonesian homeland and the answer is her garden.


    Our shared climate challenge

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 27/11/2017

    » A big shift in climate patterns affects human lives and the economy. On a personal level, the allergy I have had for years always gets worse when weather conditions change. On a broader scale, flash floods seem more frequent in Thailand after heavy downpours, some of which strike when the rainy season is supposed to be over.

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    Travel with care

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 08/04/2019

    » For many developing countries, tourism is a major contributor to economic growth, alleviating poverty and creating employment for women and young people, mostly in remote areas.


    Hope for global action on migrants

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 17/12/2018

    » It was very welcome news that a landmark accord on migration was endorsed last week at the United Nations migration conference in Marrakech, Morocco. The Global Compact on Migration (GCM) is a pledge by 164 countries to reduce discrimination with the aim of making mass migration safer, more orderly and humane.


    India needs a better EV future

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/11/2018

    » I don't travel often to India and I haven't been there for a while, so I was surprised to hear last week that the country may halt the use of private vehicles in New Delhi if air pollution in the capital gets any worse.


    Winning the hunger games

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 29/10/2018

    » Oct 16 is celebrated every year around the world as the World Food Day to mark the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945.


    Virtuous circle

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 20/08/2018

    » The ever-growing population coupled with lifestyle shifts have put our planet at risk as natural resources dwindle. Meanwhile, wasteful production and consumption behaviours have resulted in growing pollution and other environmental challenges.


    Creating smarter cities

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 09/07/2018

    » Yokohama is a role model for turning an urban area that once relied on heavy industry into a smart city where liveable communities coexist harmoniously with industrial and commercial areas. Now it is exporting its expertise to an industrial estate in eastern Thailand.

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