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A Growing Hunger

dc.date.accessioned2015-01-24T13:13:16Z
dc.date.available2015-01-24T13:13:16Z
dc.date.issued2010-06-01
dc.identifier.issn1998-7528
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/1344
dc.description.abstractPerhaps no issue casts a harsher light on social inequities than the growing number of people who go hungry everyday. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), more people go hungry in the world today than at any time since 1970. An estimated 1.02 billion people were undernourished worldwide in 2009, 642 million of whom lived in Asia and the Pacific, the FAO reports. Access to food - or food security - has become an issue that no one can ignore; the lives of millions and the stability of governments depend on shrewd management of food supplies. As the riots and hoarding during the food crisis in 2008 have shown, the mere mention of a shortage is enough to destabilize markets and even governments. As usual, the poorest have been hit the hardest: they have faced rising food prices while the global economic crisis has battered their incomes. Declining crop yields, land degradation, urbanization, and the effects of climate change are putting additional pressure on efforts to produce more food. Market speculation makes the situation even more precarious. This edition of Development Asia tackles this critical issue from varied perspectives - from the points of view of science, civil society, and business. As its cover story, A Growing Hunger, puts it, there is no quick, one-size-fits-all solution, especially for a region as geographically diverse as Asia and the Pacific. Building consensus is a huge, ongoing challenge for leaders, decision makers, and stakeholders in the region as they wrestle with conflicting priorities. In The Hunger Monger, renowned financier Jim Rogers, an outspoken advocate of agricultural investments, acknowledges that food security is a highly emotional and political issue. He gives a candid interview on the perceived tension between business interests and social needs, and domestic and international concerns.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleA Growing Hunger
dc.typeJournals
dc.subject.expertWaterAccess To Water
dc.subject.expertAvailable Water
dc.subject.expertWater Resources Development
dc.subject.expertDemand For Water
dc.subject.expertDrinking Water
dc.subject.expertDrinking Water And Sanitation
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Challenges
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Issues
dc.subject.expertRural Development
dc.subject.expertRural Development Projects
dc.subject.expertRural Development Research
dc.subject.expertSustainable Development
dc.subject.expertUnderdevelopment
dc.subject.expertPrimary Energy
dc.subject.expertHealth, Education, Water
dc.subject.expertHuman Right To Water
dc.subject.expertPotable Water
dc.subject.expertQuality Of Water
dc.subject.expertRight To Water
dc.subject.expertRural Water Supply
dc.subject.expertSafe Water
dc.subject.expertWater And Sanitation, Electricity
dc.subject.adbRural areas
dc.subject.adbRural planning
dc.subject.adbRural poverty
dc.subject.adbDevelopment assistance
dc.subject.adbAid in kind
dc.subject.adbStandard of living
dc.subject.adbStrategic planning
dc.subject.adbDevelopment strategy
dc.subject.adbEnergy Resources
dc.subject.adbEnergy crisis
dc.subject.adbEnergy Demand
dc.subject.adbEnergy Supply
dc.subject.adbWater Shortage
dc.subject.naturalEnergy development
dc.subject.naturalPower supply
dc.subject.naturalEconomic development projects
dc.subject.naturalHuman rights and globalization
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalCommunity development
dc.subject.naturalWater
dc.subject.naturalDrinking water protection
dc.subject.naturalWater-supply
dc.subject.naturalFreshwater quality
dc.title.seriesDevelopment Asia
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeDevelopment
oar.themeEnergy
oar.themeWater
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic Republic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryMicronesia, Federated States of
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryChina, People’s Republic of
oar.countryHong Kong, China
oar.countryChina, People’s Republic of
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.dep.sourceDER
oar.identifierOAR-002373
oar.authorAsian Development Bank
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    Development Asia features development issues that are important to the Asia and Pacific region. Sixteen issues of the series were published by the Asian Development Bank from June 2008 to May 2014.

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