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Proceedings of Tokyo Symposium on "Rice Production Doubling Plan in Asia," November 1978
Foreword by Takeshi Watanabe

The Trilateral Commission task force report, "Doubling Rice Production in South and Southeast Asia," was presented at a Trilateral Commission meeting in 1977, where it was decided that follow-up activities be launched to further investigate the proposed program. These proceedings of the Tokyo Symposium are the result of that decision. The ymposium had two chief aims:to hear responses of Asian experts regarding the relevance and feasibility of the proposed program in South and Southeast Asian nations in light of development plans and future food policies, and to determine the desirable nature and direction of feasibility studies required for the implementation of the proposed scheme in each nation.

This volume contains the full texts of speeches and discussion papers presented during the two-day symposium, as well as a summary of the comments by representatives of international agencies. Comments made during free discussion sessions are also summarized, and two appendices list the agenda and participants. Discussion focused on what should and could be done to secure the implementation of the program, what kind of institutional advocate for the program was appropriate, and how the necessary resources could be mobilized.

Chapters

Irrigation Development for Doubling Rice Production in the Philippines
Benjamin U. Bagadion, Assistant Administrator for Finance and Administration, National Irrigation Administration
Plan for Doubling Rice Production in Asia: Examination of Possibilities in Pakistan
Moin Baqai, Chief Economist, Pakistan Planning Commission
Moin Baqai, Chief Economist, Pakistan Planning Commission
J. D. Drilon, Jr., Director General, Philippine Council for Agriculture and Resources Research; Director, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture
ADB Operations and Experiences in Agricultural and Irrigation Development
S. C. Hsieh, Director, Agriculture and Rural Development Department, Asian Development Bank
Kunio Takase, Deputy Director, Agriculture and Rural Development Department, Asian Development Bank
Rice Production Doubling Plan in Bangladesh within 1994-1995
M. A. Khaleque, Deputy Chief, Flood Control and Water Resources Division, Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning
Irrigation and Farm Economy in the Republic of Korea
Dong-Hi Kim, Vice President, Korea Rural Economics Institute
Increasing Rice Production in Thailand
Kosit Pampiemras, Director, Development Studies Division, National Economic and Social Development Board
Prospect of Doubling Rice Production in India
H. K. Pande
Increasing Rice Production in South and Southeast Asia: Situation and Prospects in Sri Lanka
T. Sivagnanam

Tokyo: The Trilateral Commission, 1978

290 pages; paper

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