Asia-Pacific achieves Millennium Development Goal to reduce hunger by half by 2015
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28 May 2015, Bangkok/Rome--- As the monitoring period of the Millennium Development Goals comes to an end, new analysis has been released today which gives a regional perspective on figures in the latest 'State of Food Insecurity in the World' report. The annual report was just released by the UN's three Rome based food agencies this week. During the past three decades, Asia and the Pacific region has achieved the largest reduction in the number of undernourished people in the world. FAO estimates that in the past 25 years, the average dietary energy supply adequacy in the region increased significantly, and almost all countries in the monitored area now have adequate food supplies to meet people’s average dietary needs.

Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand, provides some insight into the figures and analysis. (interview conducted by Sandra Ferrari)
4min. 42sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Hunger & food insecurity, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: FAO
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