Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition in Asia

Ensuring Household Food and Nutrition Security in Asia

‘Land grabbing is water grabbing’ says Land Coalition director

STOCKHOLM (28 Aug): The wave of large-scale land deals seen around the world is turning out to be not just an issue about “land grabbing” but also “water grabbing”. During … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

‘Eating’ water latest and rising threat to a thirsty world

STOCKHOLM (August 27, 2012) – Paradoxically, the water we “eat” is likely to become one of the growing new dangers to millions of the world’s thirsty, hungering for this finite … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Big task ahead for India to achieve food security by 2020

BANGALORE (August 29, 2012) – Experts in agriculture and horticulture on Tuesday cautioned that the country had a challenging task of increasing its food production from the present 240 million … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pakistan govt asked to improve food security situation

ISLAMABAD (August 23, 2012) – The Attock Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on Wednesday asked the Pakistan government to improve the country’s deteriorating ranking in the food security index, as … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

UN calls for ‘integrated’ climate policies, as drought worsens worldwide

Manila (August 21, 2012) – The United Nations is calling for more consolidated efforts to combat climate change and counter its effects on global food security amid worsening droughts and … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Asia-Pacific development progress under threat: UNDP

MANILA (July 26): Countries in Asia and the Pacific have made significant gains in human development over the last three decades, but inequalities between the rich and the poor, as … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cambodia, Bangladesh, Nepal least food secure in Asia says Global Food Secuirty Index report

Cambodia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Pakistan are the least food secure countries in Asia, while Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, China and Thailand are the most secure, according to a report … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

India’s food ministry looks to expand Food Security Bill coverage to cover 67% of the population

NEW DELHI – The food ministry is pushing to expand coverage of the Food Security Bill to cover 67% of the population, the Economic Times said on Monday. Citing a … Continue reading

August 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Climate change can deal blow to land tenure

Climate change and natural disasters threaten land tenure in Asia and can even deal “heavy blows” to smallholders, according to a loose coalition of civil society groups pushing for land … Continue reading

August 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Philippine Senator says budget should include comprehensive farm, fishing insurance

MANILA (August 5, 2012) –  As Senate deliberations on the 2013 national budget draw near,  Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food Chairman Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said that the government should … Continue reading

August 5, 2012 · Leave a comment