Asia

Workers Go Hungry As Central Asia’s Largest Bazaar Stands Empty

by Ray Furlong Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty May 12, 2020

Tens of thousands of people in Kyrgyzstan are facing hunger after weeks without work in the Bishkek bazaar...

Poverty punished as Philippines gets tough in virus pandemic

by Ana P. Santos Al Jazeera April 13, 2020

Manila's poor suffer as Philippines relies on military approach to deal with public health problem....

To Survive in a Wetter World, Raise Ducks, Not Chickens

by Susannah Savage The Atlantic July 15, 2019

Farmers in Bangladesh are raising ducks as part of an effort to adapt to climate change....

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Why South Korea Is Sending $8 Million In Food Aid To North Korea

by Anthony Kuhn NPR June 11, 2019

South Korea last week approved $8 million in food aid to North Korea, in response to what U.N. agencies say are the worst harvests there in a decade and severe food shortages affecting 40% of the North's population....

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What North Korea’s Markets Could Tell Us About Its Food Security

by Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein The Diplomat May 30, 2019

In early May, the United Nation’s World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization warned that 40 percent of North Korea’s population – 10.1 million people – “are food insecure and in urgent need of food assistance.” In findings based off a two-week fact-finding trip ...

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Seven-Eleven leads Japan’s drive to cut food waste

by KENTO HIRASHIMA and TAKAYUKI YAO Nikkei Asian Review May 21, 2019

Seven-Eleven Japan will ease a delivery requirement for food makers as part of efforts to reduce food waste. The operator of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain will accept short-dated instant noodles that otherwise would have been thrown away under current regulations. Seven-Eleven is effect...

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....

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....

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 Bazar the influx of refugees has aggravated the a...

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....