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Jakarta Post

RI to host premier ASEAN crop conference

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, September 21 2011   /  08:00 am

JAKARTA: The Agriculture Ministry will host a premier ASEAN crop conference — Crop World South East Asia 2011 — from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 in Jakarta, with attendees expected from regional countries, including representatives from governmental sectors, private sectors and from the United Nations.

“The conference will discuss production, technology, logistics, distribution and conservation issues that relate to food security,” ministry secretary general Hari Priyono told a press conference at the ministry on Tuesday.

Food security will be the event’s theme since it has become a current international issue, he added. “The theme is considered ideal for deeper discussion at the conference.”

Speakers will include ASEAN secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan, Agriculture Minister Suswono, United Nations Center for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agricultur...