Pigs in a pen at a pig farm in China’s Yiyang county: the country’s pig population is estimated to have been reduced by half. Photo: AFP

Swine fever, climate change, Armyworm: a perfect storm for Asia’s food prices

  • Global food prices recently hit a five-year peak but a variety of factors mean the worst may be yet to come
  • Asia is acutely vulnerable, and governments may have to reconsider their policies in response
Topic |   Food and agriculture

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Pigs in a pen at a pig farm in China’s Yiyang county: the country’s pig population is estimated to have been reduced by half. Photo: AFP
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Paul Teng

Paul Teng

Professor Paul Teng is Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.