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India: Innovative farmer: Meet the father of baby corn in Sonipat

India: Innovative farmer: Meet the father of baby corn in Sonipat | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
SONIPAT: Kanwal Singh Chauhan is BA-LLB. However, the trained lawyer is seen more on his farmland than in courts. His acumen is more into diversification of farming techniques. The innovative...

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Asian growth story doesn't have to follow the western model

Asian growth story doesn't have to follow the western model | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
Asian Development Bank warns that rising inequality could soon undermine the economic success of China and India...
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Climate Change Threatens the Poor in Cities - AlertNet

ndia, like other Asian countries, has focused its climate change adaptation strategies on rural and urban areas while neglecting the urban fringes, say experts.Peri-urban areas are characterised by haphazard, accelerated expansion and are farthest from basic urban services and infrastructure, according to United Nations-Habitat's ‘The State of Asian Cities 2010-11'. By 2020, of the projected 4.2 billion urban population of the world, 2.2 billion will be living in Asia, many in peri-urban areas, the U.N. report says.

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In Bangladesh, a Battle Between Farmers and Climate Change

In Bangladesh, a Battle Between Farmers and Climate Change | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
Bangladesh was winning the fight against hunger. That is, until climate change came along.
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PHILIPPINES: OMG! Eat-your-vegetables campaign

PHILIPPINES: OMG! Eat-your-vegetables campaign | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
Celebrities are working with the Philippines government in a recently launched nationwide media campaign to lift the consumption of fresh produce and fight malnutrition among young people.
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Bangladesh: UN agency launches nutrition support campaign for children, women

Bangladesh: UN agency launches nutrition support campaign for children, women | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today it will begin rolling out a new campaign aimed at providing nutritional support to Bangladeshi children and pregnant and nursing women.
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ASIA: Parliamentarians mull how to boost health

ASIA: Parliamentarians mull how to boost health | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization (WHO) is bringing together on 19-21 March in Bangkok lawmakers from across Southeast Asia to discuss how to bolster their health systems back home.
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Is India Fudging Its Poverty Numbers?

Is India Fudging Its Poverty Numbers? | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
Skeptics should always question announcements of large drops in poverty by governments but the data released this week by India may actually be kosher.
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10% spike in food rates could push 3 crore Indians into poverty-Indicators-Economy-News-The Economic Times on Mobile

A ten per cent spike in food prices could push 30 millions more people into extreme poverty in India, a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said.

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Improving gender gaps key to beating poverty in Pacific Islands

Improving gender gaps key to beating poverty in Pacific Islands | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
A new World Bank report shows improvements in gender equality have been made across East Asia and the Pacific, but disparities still exist in a number of important areas.
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PHILIPPINES: Women Weather Climate Change - IPS ipsnews.net

PHILIPPINES: Women Weather Climate Change - IPS ipsnews.net | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
As the world commemorates International Women’s Day today, women around
the globe are speaking out on various issues that affect them.
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Thailand, Laos pledge to double trade - The Nation

Thailand, Laos pledge to double trade - The Nation | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
Thailand, Laos pledge to double trade The Nation Thailand and Laos aim to double bilateral trade to US$8 billion (Bt245 billion) by 2015, as result of closer cooperation under the Asean Economic...
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Feeding the bomb, starving the nation | Blog | DAWN.COM

Pakistanis are fast becoming a wasted nation. The alarmingly high level of malnutrition observed in Pakistan in the past few years is far worse than what has been observed in the sub-Saharan Africa. Millions of Pakistani children have been identified as stunted, under-weight, and wasting because of hunger, disease, and poverty.

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Report: Rising Income Gap Threatening Stability in Asia

Report: Rising Income Gap Threatening Stability in Asia | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
A report by the Asian Development Bank says the region's rapid economic growth has created a widening income gap that threatens to undermine its growth and stability.In its annual economic development outlook, the Manila-based lender says Asia's...
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Women Lead Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh - IPS ipsnews.net

Women Lead Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh - IPS ipsnews.net | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
Kalpana Rani Pal’s pottery business is modest by any yardstick but it is small enterprises like these that are helping reduce poverty levels in Bangladesh.
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Ten Asian cities leading the way in climate-proofing - SciDev.Net

Ten Asian cities leading the way in climate-proofing - SciDev.Net | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
Rapidly growing cities in Asia could benefit from a toolkit of indicators that assesses their readiness to face climate change impacts.
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Cambodia: Teach a Child to Cook

Cambodia: Teach a Child to Cook | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
A small not for profit in Cambodia offers a glimpse of what the government should be doing to beat poverty.
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PAKISTAN: Women-led households hit by war, floods in Swat

PAKISTAN: Women-led households hit by war, floods in Swat | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
Nissa Bibi, 40, carries a mobile phone on an orange ribbon round her neck in the hope that her sister - Shahina Bibi who recently returned to their home village in the Kabal area of Swat valley in northern Pakistan - will call.
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Inauguration of the Food Planning Monitoring Unit (FPMU) Documentation Centre | NFPCSP Bangladesh Website

The FPMU Documentation Centre is a specialist library offering a convenient gateway to books, documents and resources on food security and nutrition. It has around 800 books and documents, which is being continuously expanded with national and international publications, while an Electronic Repository contains 807 digital materials. These cover subjects including agriculture, nutrition, health, food safety, climate change, social protection, economics and related topics. 

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US–Nepal hybrid maize project runs into criticism - SciDev.Net

US–Nepal hybrid maize project runs into criticism - SciDev.Net | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
A US-Nepal project to promote hybrid maize is up in the air following concerns over the potential loss of local maize varieties.
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Global poverty: A fall to cheer

Global poverty: A fall to cheer | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
THE past four years have seen the worst economic crisis since the 1930s and the biggest food-price increases since the 1970s. That must surely have swollen the ranks of the poor.
Wrong.
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Food Subsidies Would Help South Asia Cope With Food Price Hikes « VOA Breaking News

The Asian Development Bank says a price hike in food staples, like rice and wheat, could push tens of millions more people into extreme poverty in South Asia.
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The Budget’s Big Focus on Malnutrition

The Budget’s Big Focus on Malnutrition | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
The finance minister’s budget includes a big boost in spending on reducing malnutrition, clearly the priority among the social services programs of the Congress party-led government.
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Bangladesh villagers still struggling after Cyclone Aila's devastation

Bangladesh villagers still struggling after Cyclone Aila's devastation | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
Mark Tran: The story of livelihoods destroyed by cyclone and floods in 2009 represents in microcosm the threat from climate change to low-lying Bangladesh...
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Thousands of Cambodian flood survivors “drowning in debt” – aid groups - AlertNet

Thousands of Cambodian flood survivors “drowning in debt” – aid groups - AlertNet | Food Security and Nutrition in Asia | Scoop.it
Last year's floods in Cambodia affected more than 10 percent of the country's population...
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