Introduction: food insecurity in Asia

Wan, Guanghua, and Zhou, Zhang-Yue (2017) Introduction: food insecurity in Asia. In: Zhou, Zhang-Yue, and Wan, Guanghua, (eds.) Food Insecurity in Asia: why institutions matter. Asia Development Bank, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

This book explores the issue of food security in various Asian countries, with a special emphasis on the role played by institutions. Achieving food security is of utter importance in any nation. However, food insecurity still prevails in many developing countries. According to the latest report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), during 2014–2016, the number of undernourished people in the world was as large as 794.6 million, with the vast majority—779.9million—living in developing regions (FAO 2015a).Asia is still home to almost 65% of the world’s undernourished, totaling 511.7 million (FAO 2015a), despite some progress in food security since World War II. This is disturbing and unacceptable, and calls for urgent action.

Item ID: 53220
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-4-89974-073-5
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2018 05:03
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910201 Consumption @ 50%
91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910211 Supply and Demand @ 50%
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