A two-day Asian Rice Trade Forum will start from Tuesday in Cambodia in order to serve as a platform for promoting coherent and coordinated policy actions on rice trade. The forum will also help to advance the goal of food security in the Asian region. The theme of the Forum is managing the risks of extreme rice price volatility caused by policy shocks and supply distortions brought about by climate change, through coherent and coordinated policy actions. The Forum is convened, on a pilot basis, by the ASEAN Food Security (ADB). Reserve Board (AFSRB), in coordination with the ASEAN Secretariat and the Asian Development Bank(ADB). ADB’s technical assistance on food security of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) provides financial support for the ASEAN Rice Trade Forum.