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Climate Change

Climate change stokes ASEAN food supply fears: regional survey

Only 21% of respondents say governments have safeguard policies

A dried-up rice field north of Manila in 2018: 90% of survey respondents from the Philippines were worried about food security.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Over 80% of professionals in Southeast Asia say climate change is threatening the supply of food in their countries, a survey compiled by a regional think tank shows.

The poll, released Thursday by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute of Singapore, underscores the importance of food security policies as temperatures rise and the region's population grows.

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