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How Blockchain Can Be Used to Address Food Security in India

by Javaid Sofi MAHB December 23, 2018

Every night, 200 million people in India go to sleep with hungry stomachs. Ranked 105th on the 2018 hunger index, India is home to the largest undernourished population in the world. These grim statistics are counter intuitive in light of India’s s...

Photo: a boy holding a goat [courtesy FAO]

Nearly six thousand Afghan farming families severely affected by drought targeted for emergency assistance

by Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations December 17, 2018

With the approval of the Government of Afghanistan, the Republic of Korea and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to provide emergency assistance to some 5 800 drought-affected vulnerable farming fam...

Photo: Handful of rice [courtesy waateanews.com]

Hunger risk for tamariki

by Waatea News WaateaNews.com December 10, 2018

In New Zealand, one in five children are at risk of going hungry, with Māori around twice as likely as non-Māori to live in food insecure households....

Photo: Mother and child at nutrition rehabilitation centre in Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh. 50.9% of children under 5 are stunted in Chitrakoot as compared to 38.4% nationally. [Swagata Vadavar/IndiaSpend]

India Not On Track To Reach 2025 Nutrition Targets Or Achieve Zero Hunger By 2030

by Swagata Yadavar IndiaSpend December 10, 2018

Increased food security and access has led to fewer malnourished and anaemic Indians in 2017 than in the preceding decade, but India needs to do much more to meet its nutrition goals, the 2018 Global Nutrition Report (GNR 2018) has shown...

Photo: Children eating [courtesy Borgen Project]

Top 10 Facts About Hunger in the Philippines

by The Borgen Project Borgen Magazine November 25, 2018

The Borgen Project details the top 10 facts about hunger in the Philippines will shed some light on areas that need improvement as well as areas where the country has been successful....

Photo: Workers harvesting rice in Thailand, using their sickles, before the threshing and winnowing. With climate change, rising sea levels are threatening rice fields and the region’s supply of the grain will come under more pressure. [Wang Hui Fen/ST Photos]

Is climate change pushing the world into hunger?

by Jose Hong The Straits Times November 12, 2018

As South-east Asia's population grows rapidly, decreasing rice yields as well as the increasingly erratic weather brought by a warming world will place ever more stress on a region where millions still do not have enough ...

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