Asia

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....

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 harvest. The situation has not improved during the ...

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....

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, Robin Hood Army (RHA), a zero-funds organisation...

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 relief network warned of a risk of a "full-blown fo...

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 counties of six provinces and cities have shrunk from 11,...

Republic of Marshall Islands strengthens food security measures ahead of future droughts

by Zhiyad Khan SPC July 20, 2018

Communities in the remote, drought prone, northern atolls of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) are trialling new food security measures to increase the availability of local food crops, expand the use of drought resistant crop varieties, improve soil management practices, and establish nurserie...