Asia

Desert Locusts Swarm in India – Worst in 27 Years

by Nobin Raja M. and Priya Ranganathan Mongabay June 6, 2020

Desert Locust Swarms in Northern India are the worst in 27 years and will affect food security. These swarms have already affected 13 countries and now India's Rajasthan State and are moving toward Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Maharashtra Stat...

Kerala State successful in fight against Corona Virus

by Laura Spinney The Guardian May 27, 2020

Kerala State of India has shown one recipe for successful Covid19 mitigation: test, trace, isolate and support. It's slightly smaller in population than California, but per the GoI MoHFW website (5/27/20) has currently had only 963 cases and 6 deaths...

Workers Go Hungry As Central Asia’s Largest Bazaar Stands Empty

by Ray Furlong Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty May 12, 2020

Tens of thousands of people in Kyrgyzstan are facing hunger after weeks without work in the Bishkek bazaar...

Poverty punished as Philippines gets tough in virus pandemic

by Ana P. Santos Al Jazeera April 13, 2020

Manila's poor suffer as Philippines relies on military approach to deal with public health problem....

To Survive in a Wetter World, Raise Ducks, Not Chickens

by Susannah Savage The Atlantic July 15, 2019

Farmers in Bangladesh are raising ducks as part of an effort to adapt to climate change....

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Why South Korea Is Sending $8 Million In Food Aid To North Korea

by Anthony Kuhn NPR June 11, 2019

South Korea last week approved $8 million in food aid to North Korea, in response to what U.N. agencies say are the worst harvests there in a decade and severe food shortages affecting 40% of the North's population....