Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 08/2013

ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015: Opportunities and challenges for food security

Mely Caballero-Anthony, Paul Teng, Belinda Chng

July 2013

Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies


This NTS Policy Brief is based on the proceedings of the Expert Group Meeting on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015: Opportunities and Challenges for Food Security held in June 2013. A key message from the meeting was that food security has to be a priority agenda for the AEC, and several issues were flagged: (1) current impediments to agricultural trade and food production; (2) standardisation mechanisms and regulatory frameworks; (3) disjunctions between regional arrangements and domestic policies; and (4) public-private partnerships.