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Food summit in Jakarta next week

02-10-2012 08:22 BJT

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With food supplies around the world being threatened by cold temperatures and drought, the Food Security Summit is being held in Jakarta, Indonesia next week.

"Feed Indonesia, Feed the World."

That’s the theme of this year’s Food Security Summit in Jakarta.

With the largest population in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is well aware of food supply crises.

Opening on this Tuesday, senior agricultural officials from countries and organizations around the world have been invited.

Inadequate farmland, climate change, and energy shortages are some of the major forces threatening the food production. Political turmoil and financial crises are also influencing supply. Indonesia hopes the four-day meeting can be a platform on which to explore solutions and collaborations.

Regulations to ensure food supply are expected to be released at the summit. Those include expanding infrastructure in poor agricultural areas, ensuring the purchasing power of low-income groups, and new agricultural technologies.

Indonesia is looking to increase its rice production and eventually become a major global supplier.

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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