Asia

Photo: Indonesia’s Agriculture Minister Andi Amran Sulaiman [courtesy Netral English]

Maintaining Food Security, Indonesia’s Agriculture Minister Focuses on Four Targets

by Hari Wiseno and Widita Fembrian Netral English September 6, 2018

Indonesia's Agriculture Minister recently spoke about four key targets to promote self-sufficiency and food security in the country....

Drought raises food security fears in Afghanistan

by Al Jazeera Al Jazeera August 14, 2018

A shortage of precipitation during the winter months, both rain and snow, left much of Afghanistan with a severe scarcity of water and a decimated winter h...

Image of a market in Timor Leste [courtesy Caleb Gorton]

Food and Nutrition Security in Timor-Leste: Challenges and Prospects

by Caleb Gorton Future Directions International August 14, 2018

Recent graduate Caleb Gorton outlines the hunger and nutrition issues affecting Timor-Leste, which has one of the highest rates of malnutrition in the world, with 46 per cent of children under five suffering from chronic malnutrition....

Image: Robin Hood Army [courtesy Telangana Today]

A step towards hunger-free India

by Meenakshi Sengupta Telangana Today August 13, 2018

Millions of people in our country sleep hungry every single day, making it one of the major issues to tackle with, but we still waste food worth crores everyday. With an aim to put an end to food-wastage and ward off the evil of hunger among the poor...

Red Cross warns of food crisis in N. Korea as crops fail in heat

by Reuters Reuters August 12, 2018

A heat wave in North Korea has led to rice, maize and other crops withering in the fields, "with potentially catastrophic effects," the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Friday. The world's largest disaster r...

China’s food security threatened by drastic drop in crop varieties

by Zhang Hui Global Times July 20, 2018

Over 70 percent of food crop varieties has disappeared in six regions in China, including Central China's Hubei and Hunan provinces, which agricultural experts fear may threaten China's food security. The native food crop varieties in 375 countie...