SEARCA Publications

Logistics Systems in the Supply Chain of Agricultural Products in Indonesia

Arief Daryanto, Sahara
In Indonesia, the development of an effective logistics system is a challenge faced by both large companies and smallholder farmers. Infrastructure facilities, telecommunication, and communication systems are some of the concerns raised, especially for the traditional channel, which involves farmers. Other challenges include the existence of other logistics facilities such as warehouse, packing, and cold storage facilities, and distribution centers.
2017Agriculture and Development Notes, Vol. 8, No. 2

Assessing Sustainable Nutrition Security: The Role of Food Systems

David I. Gustafson
The world’s food systems face an escalating challenge to meet accelerating demand for sustainably-produced, nutritious food in the face of multiple threats, including human population pressure, dwindling resources, and degraded ecosystems. About 1 billion people lack sufficient food and about 2 billion people suffer from a number of micronutrient deficiencies.  Paradoxically, more than 2 billion adults are overweight, of which 500 million are obese. These current challenges to food…
2016Agriculture and Development Notes, Vol. 7, No. 5

Regional Consultation Workshop for the Umbrella Program on Food Security for Southeast

To conclude the workshop preliminaries, the Program Head of SEARCA’s Graduate Scholarship Department Dr. Editha C. Cedicol individually introduced the participants, SEARCA officials, and other staff who make up the workshop secretariat. There were 17 participants representing nine ASEAN countries: Brunei Darussalam (1); Cambodia (1); Indonesia (3); Lao PDR (1); Malaysia (1); the Philippines (5); Thailand (2); Timor Leste (1); and Vietnam (2). Three of the participants are SEARCA alumni. Annex…

Climate Change Adaptation in Watersheds for Water, Food, and Environmental Security in Southeast Asia: Training Report

Food production highly depends on the availability of water, a precious and limited resource. It is a key driver to production such that water scarcity or insufficient supply of water can constrain agricultural productivity and adversely impact food security. Accordingly, with a global population that is projected to increase to nine billion in 2050 coupled with economic growth, the demand for irrigation water to meet food production requirements and for household and industrial uses will also…
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