Government Policy

Transforming our agrifood systems

Published by
The Bangkok Post

The current nutrition situation in Asia and the Pacific is difficult in many areas across the region. About 40% of its inhabitants cannot afford a healthy diet, and in some areas the fight against hunger has seen reversals rather than advances. Progress toward meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of defeating both poverty (SDG 1) and hunger (SDG 2) has been thrown off track amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which has devastated both lives and livelihoods. Luckily, the picture is not all bleak and there are signs of optimism and dynamism. Advances in the region’s agrifood systems are chan…

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