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    'Future proofing' the agriculture sector

    Published on 01/06/2013

    » Asian economies stand vulnerable to climate change. Some of the most significant impacts are expected to hit the agriculture sector.

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    Global environmental risk and China

    Published on 01/06/2013

    » Less than one year after the 2012 "Rio +20" Sustainable Development Summit, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published its Global Risk 2013 report, in which environmental risk is impressively identified as one of the top global risks for the next decade.

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    Challenges facing agriculture in SE Asia

    Published on 06/06/2013

    » Agriculture has been an engine for economic growth and development in Southeast Asia, lifting millions out of poverty and positioning the region and potential powerhouses, such as Myanmar, to be a source of global food security. Today the region faces new challenges to meet growing demand, with risks from natural resource scarcity, shocks from food price volatility, and climate change.

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    Closer collaboration between mining and infrastructure

    Published on 06/06/2013

    » Mining and infrastructure are two industries that go hand-in-hand. Closer collaboration between the two sectors has the potential to unlock greater benefit and value for regional economies and societies.

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    Yingluck, Wirjawan speak at WEF

    Parista Yuthamanop, Published on 31/05/2012

    » Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Indonesia's Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan outlined their countries' economic aims on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meeting in Bangkok on Thursday, with both emphasising fundamentals.

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    WEF Blog: Thailand is the kitchen of the world

    Published on 01/06/2012

    » The importance of food and agriculture to Thailand is undisputable. About 40% of the population depends on agriculture for their livelihood and it contributes to about 10% of GDP. The country is the world’s leading rice exporter and has successfully positioned itself as the “Kitchen of the World,” with the annual value of food exports expected to exceed 1 trillion baht in 2012.

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