Singapore looks at ways to fight rising food prices
16 October 2012 Last updated at 05:40 BST
Just how to feed Asia's expanding population at an affordable price will be one of the issues in the spotlight on Tuesday, the International Food Day.
With many countries in the region having to import more and more produce, it is leaving them vulnerable to market forces.
Mariko Oi reports from the island state of Singapore, which imports almost all of its food.