There is little doubt that trade and climate change issues have (and will continue to have) important implications for food security, both at the national and regional levels in mainland Southeast Asia. However, the relationship of trade policy and climate change to food security is not straightforward. Making the right policy choices can be difficult. In fact, the cross-cutting nature of food security is being increasingly recognized by policymakers, though a full appreciation of its complexity still needs to be reflected in policy strategies. With the help of a country case study of Cambodia and by using a policy, trade and climate change perspective, this paper uncovers some of the underlying issues that determine food insecurity in the Mekong region.
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