Food security in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Singapore

Hong, Meenchee, Zhou, Zhang-Yue, and Wan, Guanghua (2017) Food security in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Singapore. In: Zhou, Zhang-Yue, (ed.) Food Insecurity in Asia: Why Institutions Matter. Asian Development Bank, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 257-286.

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[Extract] Apart from the People's Republic of China and India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Indonesia are among the most populous countries in the world. In 2014, together they had a population of about 600 million, accouting for about 14% of Asia's total population (World Bank 2015a). Singapore's population of 5.5 million, on the other hand, is small. Comparatively, Pakistan and Indonesia have a larger land area and higher per capita arable land. They also have a lower population density, indicating more natural resources on a per capita basis (Table 8.1).[..]

In terms of food security achievements, Singapore's is the highest, although it has limited natural resources for food production. Its population density was as high as 7,814 persons per square kilometers (km²)in 2014. Yet, its food security level was as high as 85% in 2014. Not only is this Asia's highest, it is also high globally. Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Indonesia have lower levels of food security.

Item ID: 53234
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-4-89974-073-5
Keywords: food security, institutions, Asian countries
Copyright Information: © 2017 Asian Development Bank Institute
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2022 00:49
FoR Codes: 38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380101 Agricultural economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910201 Consumption @ 50%
91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910211 Supply and Demand @ 50%
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