Transportation Infrastructure and the Asia-Pacific Food System

Adequate, well maintained transportation infrastructure is a critical element of the Pacific food system in addressing challenges of rapid urbanization. Policymakers must invest either in streamlining domestic supply chains and/or in facilitating food imports through market opening measures. Economic incentives, competitive transportation and logistic services, and policy reforms, both within the borders of individual economies as well as across the Asia-Pacific region, are also necessary. Important progress is being made in developing and expanding transportation infrastructure to better link food-producing areas with fast growing urban centers. Creating modern infrastructure, improving related services and reforming policies will help build a more seamless Asia-Pacific food system.


Issue Date:
2005
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/137745
Total Pages:
23




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