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Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition: Investing in Food Systems for Better Nutrition

This report presents the trends and levels of the food security and nutrition situation in Asia and the Pacific region and highlights relevant policy developments to facilitate more informed dialogue around those trends. The purpose is to inform global and regional audiences (comprising development practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, advocates and citizens at large) with the food security and nutrition situation in the region and to facilitate more coordinated action in support of SDG 2. Every year, the report also features a special section on a selected key issue with implications for food security and nutrition in the region. This year the special section is on Food Loss and Waste.

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Field Value
Document type Profiles - Geographical areas and sites
Language of document
  • English
Topics Social development
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
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Author (corporate) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ISBN number 978-92-5-109965-0
Publication date 2017
Date uploaded March 15, 2018, 04:17 (UTC)
Date modified March 16, 2018, 01:55 (UTC)