Food security in the Asia-Pacific: Malthus, limits and environmental challenges


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This is the first of two articles on the steepening challenges which confront global agriculture, food security and hence nutrition and population health. The recent deterioration in global food security has caught most experts by surprise. While the Asia Pacific region as a whole has so far fared reasonably well, there should be no complacency about medium to long term food security in the region, whether or not food security improves in the near future. The first paper places this debate in the context of the long-standing arguments between Malthusianists and optimists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-584
Number of pages8
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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