Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Insecurity 2017: Investing in Food Systems for Better Nutrition
This report focuses on the latest trends on food and nutrition security in Asia and the Pacific. Authors warn that the number of malnourished people in the region is on the rise because the availability of nutritious foods is inadequate in many countries and the consumption of food items considered unhealthy is also on the rise. Consequently, stunting among children below the age of five remains high while overweight and obesity also trends upward. A key challenge is to reorient food systems in a way that will help promote healthier diets through supportive food, agriculture, and trade policies; education; and awareness campaigns.