Asia

Photo: Chung Sun-hee composts her food waste in Seoul, South Korea. [Courtesy Max S. Kim] 

The Country Winning The Battle On Food Waste

by Max S Kim Huffington Post April 9, 2019

South Korea has managed to increase food waste recycling levels from 2 percent to 95 percent....

Photo: David Guttenfelder/National Geographic

The Food Insecurity Of North Korea

by Paul Chisholm NPR April 6, 2019

In the 1990s, a devastating famine struck North Korea. According to international observers, a combination of drought, flooding and government mismanagement decimated food production....

Photo: Rohingya refugee camp [courtesy Reuters]

Locals face graver food insecurity in Bangladesh

by Staff The Daily Star April 4, 2019

The “2019 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC)” was released by the Global Network against Food Crises, whose members include the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme, and the European Union. “In Cox's...

Philippines El Niño task force to prioritize water, food security

by Czeriza Valencia The Philippine Star April 1, 2019

The Philippines Department of Agriculture reported the damage to the agricultural sector has reached P4.35 billion from 149,494 hectares affecting 138,859 farmers and fisherfolk nationwide....

Impact of a National Early Childhood Development Program on Schooling Attainment

by Arindam Nandi & Ramanan Laxminarayan The Center For Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy March 7, 2019

 India is home to an estimated 114 million children under the age of five years – the largest population of this age group in the world. Undernutrition is common; thirty percent of all children and 45 percent of adolescent girls a...

North Korea warns of food crisis, slashes rations before next leaders’ summit

by Michelle Nichols Reuters February 25, 2019

North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall of some 1.4 million tons in 2019 and has been forced to almost halve rations, blaming high temperatures, drought, floods and United Nations sanctions in a memo seen by Reuters on Thursday....

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