The 7th International Conference of the Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE) will be held in Hanoi from October 13-15.

The conference, with the theme "Challenges Facing Asian Agriculture and Agricultural Economics Towards a Sustainable Future", will be co-organised by the ASAE and the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agricultural and Rural Development.

Attendees, who will include agricultural economists, development practitioners, policy makers and academics from all over the world, will discuss ASEA's role in assisting the region to raise incomes, reduce poverty and improve food security.

The three-day workshop will be divided into seven sessions covering agricultural and rural development in Asian nations.

Topics will include food security, the development of Asian agricultural food markets, rural development in Asia and Vietnamese agricultural policy reforms.

The triennial ASAE International Conference was first held in 1990. /.