Latest available figures indicate that close to 40 per cent of the world’s population suffering from hunger and malnutrition belongs to South Asia. Remarkable strides towards enhancing food production in the recent decades in the region seem to have limited impact on undernourishment that remains pervasive. While recognizing the multidimensionality and complexity of reasons behind persistent poverty and hunger in the region, this study identifies freer intraregional trade in food products as a partial but effective solution which can contribute to substantially enhance food security.
Volume 28 No. 1
Sexual and reproductive health and rights in Asia and the Pacific: the unfinished agenda. By Rajat Khosla
Population and social integration policies in Asia and the Pacific. By Ghazy Mujahid
Population dynamics and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. By Adrian C. Hayes