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Digital Technology Utilization in the Agriculture Sector for Enhancing Food Supply Chain Resilience in Asean: Current Status and Potential Solutions

Digital Technology Utilization in the Agriculture Sector for Enhancing Food Supply Chain Resilience in Asean: Current Status and Potential Solutions
Date:
26 July 2023
Authors:
Jose Ma. Luis P. Montesclaros, Paul Teng, Mely Caballero-Anthony
Tags:
Digital Technology, Agriculture, Food Suply Chain, ASEAN

Print Article:

ERIA led a comprehensive research project titled ‘Enhancing Food Supply Chain Resilience and Food Security in ASEAN with Utilisation of Digital Technologies,’ spearheaded by Masanori Kozono and Venkatachalam Anbumozhi. The aim was to support ASEAN in drafting the ‘ASEAN Guidelines on Promoting the Utilisation of Digital Technologies for ASEAN Food and Agricultural Sector,’ which received endorsement at the 43rd meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry on 27 October 2021.

As part of this initiative, a study was conducted to assess the current status of digital technology utilisation in agriculture and food supply chains in ASEAN. Titled ‘Digital Technology Utilisation in the Agriculture Sector for Enhancing Food Supply Chain Resilience in ASEAN: Current Status and Potential Solutions,’ the study was co-conducted by the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). The study report, prepared by Montesclaros, Jose Ma Luis, Paul S. Teng, and Mely Caballero-Anthony of RSIS in 2023, categorises digital technologies in agriculture into three main areas: digitalisation in production (agtech), supply chains (blockchain), and finance (fintech).

The report highlights a nascent adoption of these technologies in ASEAN, drawing findings from desk reviews, analysis of existing databases, virtual workshops, surveys with relevant ASEAN Sectoral Working Groups and Technical Working Groups in agriculture, and interviews with private sector experts.

The Report is downloadable at

Digital Technology Utilization in the Agriculture Sector for Enhancing Food Supply Chain Resilience in Asean: Current Status and Potential Solutions - RSIS

 

About the Book

Conducted by: Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies (NTS Centre)

Supported by: ERIA (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN annd East Asia)

Contents

1 Overview and Structure of Report
2 Key Challenges in ASEAN Food Supply Chain Resilience and Food Security
3 Key Entry Points for Digitalisation in Boosting Supply Chain Resilience Towards Food Security
4 State of Digitalisation in ASEAN Agriculture: Adoption, Policies, and Challenges
5 Critical Analysis of Key Issues to Digitised ASEAN Agricultural Sector
6 Policy Recommendations for Digitalisation in ASEAN Agricultures
7 Conclusion: Enhancing the Utilization of Digital Technologies in Agriculture Towards Achieving A Food Supply Chain Resilience and Food Security in ASEAN

158 Pages

Citation

Montesclaros, Jose Ma Luis, Paul S. Teng and Mely Caballero-Anthony. (2023). Digital Technology Utilization in the Agriculture Sector for Enhancing Food Supply Chain Resilience in ASEAN: Current Status and Potential Solutions. Project Report, Second Component of the "Enhancing Food Supply Chain Resilience and Food Security in ASEAN with Utilization of Digital Technologies" Project. Singapore: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.

 

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