Asia

Food security project to benefit 3512 people

by Vishaal Kumar The Fiji Times Online February 19, 2018

THE Save the Children (SC) Fiji Knowledge and Action in Agriculture and Food Security (KANA) project is expected to benefit as many as 3512 people living in Ra and Koro Island. The project aims to develop commercial and subsistence agriculture that i...

World Food Programme Lauds Pakistan For Improving Food Security

by Fakhir Rizvi Urdu Point February 15, 2018

The United Nation World Food Programme in its recent report has said that Pakistan has made significant progress over the past decades and brought food security and nutrition to a more prominent place since 2010....

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Flour Power: Turkmenistan Mulling ‘Surplus Confiscation’ Amid Shortage

by Farangis Najibullah Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 15, 2018

Households that authorities deem have more flour than they require face punishment from authorities as the scarcity of flour in Turkmenistan adds to growing food prices and shortages of basic foods, a major problem facing the country over the past tw...

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How China Plans to Feed 1.4 Billion Growing Appetites

by Tracie McMillan National Geographic January 28, 2018

As more Chinese crave Western-style diets, the booming nation rushes to industrialize an agricultural economy long built around small farms....

A fast food restaurant in New Delhi. The International Diabetes Federation projects that the number of Indians with diabetes will roughly double to 123 million by 2040. (Photo: Atul Loke for The New York Times)

One Man’s Stand Against Junk Food as Diabetes Climbs Across India

by Geeta Anand The New York Times December 27, 2017

India is “sitting on a volcano” of diabetes. A father’s effort to ban
junk food sales in and near schools aims to change what children eat....

The black soldier fly’s larvae feed on food waste, turning it into nutrient-rich fertilizer. [Photo: Wendy Wong]

‘Closed loop’ urban farm in Singapore tackles food waste with insects

by Wendy Wong Channel News Asia November 27, 2017

Citizen Farm in Queenstown has been using the black soldier fly to help grow its vegetables, as food for its fish and to help tackle food waste - the first in Singapore to incorporate these insects as part of farming practice....