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Deep Dive Session 5.1: Asia’s Rice Market, Food Security Challenges and Policy Responses (Part 1)

09:00 am - 10:30 am
Auditorium 1: Policy Reform and Regional Integration 

The session will share the evolution of rice market in ASEAN and food security policy and discuss the lessons learned from the architecture of ASEAN Integrated Food Security Framework and the implementation of APTERR program based on the outcome of the systematic review of APTERR. Follow-up actions to strengthen APTERR and other regional cooperation initiatives will be discussed during the session.


  • Xianbin Yao, Senior Advisor, ADB 


  • David Dawe, Rice Market Specialist 


  • V. Bruce J. Tolentino, Monetary Board Member, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Philippines 
  • Ashok Gulati, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, India  
  • Cao Duc Phat, Chair of the IRRI Board of Trustees 
  • Orachos NapasintuwongKasetsart University  


Ashok Gulati

Distinguished Professor

Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Cao Đức Phát

Chairman, Board of Trustees

International Rice Research Institute

David Dawe

Rice Market Specialist

Orachos Napasintuwong

Kasetsart University (Thailand)

V. Bruce J. Tolentino

Monetary Board Member

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Xianbin Yao

Senior Advisor, Food, Nature and Rural Development Sector Office

Asian Development Bank