Just Another Crisis?: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Southeast Asia’s Rice Sector

Paperback: $45.00
ISBN-13: 9789815011661
Published: January 2024

Additional Information

216 pages
  • About the Book
  • “This timely volume chronicles and analyses the intersection of rice policies and the pandemic through case studies of a diverse range of Southeast Asian countries: rice exporters, rice importers and city-states. There is no group of eminent researchers better suited to carrying out this work, and they conduct the analysis by illuminating the historical context that is essential to an understanding of rice policies in the region. This volume is a must-read for anyone interested in rice policies and politics in contemporary Southeast Asia.”–David Dawe, Former Senior Economist with the International Rice Research Institute and the Food and Agricultural Organization.

    “This is highly recommended reading for those interested in an up-to-date and in-depth treatment of the political economy of rice policies in five major ASEAN countries, one chapter per country. While the book title indicates a topical focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Southeast Asia’s rice sector, these chapters are much more than this, giving considerable historical context leading up to the outbreak of the pandemic and looking forward after the pandemic.”–Howarth Bouis, Laureate, World Food Prize; Emeritus Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute

  • About the Author(s)
    • Jamie Seth Davidson, Editor

      Jamie S. Davidson is Associate Professor of Political Science, National University of Singapore, and head of the Food Politics and Society cluster at the Asia Research Institute of the same university.