Asia

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 ...

Photo: The fall armyworm could “put the maize production of the whole Asian continent seriously at risk with dire economic consequences.”[Photo Courtesy: ICRISAT]

New Pest in India Could Threaten National and Asian Food Security

by Charu Bahri The Quint October 29, 2018

Fall Army Worm has been spotted in India for the first time, threatening crops and food security throughout Asia....

Photo: World map made of spices [medium.com]

Astana opens Islamic Organisation for Food Security headquarters

by Aidana Yergaliyeva The Astana Times October 6, 2018

The Islamic Organisation for Food Security (IOFS) headquarters opened Sept. 27 in Kazakhstan's capital. The organisation seeks to strengthen cooperation among member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to ensure food security for ...

Photo: Vegetables at a market [courtesy Food and Drink Business]

Asia’s food systems are under pressure study shows

by Food & Drink Business Food & Drink Business September 9, 2018

Asian business leaders overwhelmingly agree that there is cause for alarm around Asia’s food security, according to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

The study, Fixing Asia’s Food Systems, found that population...