More than 350 million people in the Asia-Pacific are going hungry.
That’s four in 10 people who are malnourished. The majority are experiencing severe food insecurity leading to hunger and gone without food for days. Whereas those experiencing moderate food insecurity face uncertainties and have resorted to reducing the quality and quantity of food they consume. In rural areas, 70 per cent of the global food supply are produced by farmers, herders, and fishermen. Yet, they are most vulnerable to food insecurity.
But access to balanced food groups means improved health, physical growth and cognitive development. This leads to prosperity and cohesion in societies.