Asia

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 two years. ...

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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 banjunk 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....

Photo: Fisheries are now an important component of the Myanmar diet and crucial in tackling malnutrition. [Phoe Wa/The Myanmar Times]

Fisheries crucial for food security in Myanmar

by Thompson Chau Myanmar Times November 22, 2017

Fisheries are vital to reduce the malnutrition rate and improve food security in Myanmar....

A Rohingya refugee girl cries as children push each other while standing in line to collect food in the Palongkhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (Photo: Reuters via VOA)

40,000 Rohingya Children Face Malnutrition, Need Life-Saving Aid

by Voice of America November 19, 2017

A recent survey conducted by humanitarian agencies in the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh found that 40,000 Rohingya children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years require life-saving assistance and more than $12 million is needed to respond to such humanitarian crisis....

A basket of fish is pictured at the Sassoon Dock fishing jetty in Mumbai (Photo: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Is It So Hard To Solve The Hunger Problem In India?

by Forbes November 13, 2017

This blog looks at the question: Why did India rank in the 100th position in the Global Hunger Index 2017?...

Girl waits for medical attention in Mosul on Monday. Credit Felipe Dana/Associated Press

Starving civilians and suicide bombings: The terrible truth of liberating Mosul

by Tom Westcott July 6, 2017 IRIN NEWS July 6, 2017

Conflict can contribute to hunger and starvation. It is happening in Mosul, Iraq. “Don’t open the door under any circumstances,” shouts Iraqi special forces soldier Salem, as his Humvee climbs over the wreckage of Mosul’s Old City. “Daesh run out from houses and side streets and blow t...

Marawi Camp

Hundreds of people trapped in the southern Philippines city of Marawi are on the verge of starvation

by Dennis Jay Santos IRIN NEWS 19 June 2017 June 20, 2017

Hundreds of people trapped in the southern Philippines city of Marawi are on the verge of starvation after four weeks of fighting between the army and Islamist militants. “They have been saying that they are already starting to eat cardboard boxes just to stop hunger,” said Maurico Civiles of...

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