Asia

How Blockchain Can Be Used to Address Food Security in India

by Javaid Sofi MAHB December 23, 2018

Every night, 200 million people in India go to sleep with hungry stomachs. Ranked 105th on the 2018 hunger index, India is home to the largest undernourished population in the world. These grim statistics are counter intuitive in light of India’s significant gains in agriculture production, which ...

Nearly six thousand Afghan farming families severely affected by drought targeted for emergency assistance

by Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations December 17, 2018

With the approval of the Government of Afghanistan, the Republic of Korea and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to provide emergency assistance to some 5 800 drought-affected vulnerable farming families in two of the worst drought-affected provinc...

Hunger risk for tamariki

by Waatea News WaateaNews.com December 10, 2018

In New Zealand, one in five children are at risk of going hungry, with Māori around twice as likely as non-Māori to live in food insecure households....

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...

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....

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 access to food...

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....

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 its member states and develop the Kazakh agricultu...

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 growth, urbanisation and changing food demands ar...

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....

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