Feb 15, 1998, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9120454
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asia-pacific in up production food the and asia in production food -- irna-pna-oana 15, .feb manila, .years 25 past the over substantially increased has pacific and economic nations united bangkok-based the from report recent a that noted (un-escap) pacific the and asia for commission social the of percent 45 about produced pacific the and asia 1993, during roots and oilseeds sugarcane, pulses, cereals, including food world's .tubers and factors of variety a to due achieved was said, it success, this use widespread the area, irrigated and croplands in expansion as such .pesticides and fertilizer of developing in farmers facing now challenge the said report the the feed to production increase further to is region the of countries both are which methods pursuing while population burgeoning .sustainable environmentally and economically the are millet, and maize grains, course the and wheat, rice, report the region, pacific and asian the in grown cereals major .revealed ah/jh end