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Managing the food, water and energy nexus

Properly coordinated policies are required to provide adequate resources to the expected 2.3 billion new inhabitants on this planet by 2050.

India's rice yields are about half those of China and Turkey. If India can reduce its yield gaps with China and Turkey, and reduce its food wastage significantly within the next 10 to 15 years, much of its food problems would be solved.

TODAY, some 100 undergraduate students from seven Asian countries are meeting in Singapore to discuss the increasingly complex issue of how to manage three important resources of the world: food, energy and water. This discussion will take place within the framework of the first Asian