Forty percent of the world’s hungry people lived in South Asia even before the food price crisis of 2008. Hunger stalks the entire region, from the mountain slopes of Nepal to the arid plains of southern Afghanistan. Although large-scale famines have largely been kept at bay, millions of poor people are unable to afford two square meals a day.
This report was written by Swati Narayan, independent food and education policy specialist. It was coordinated by Amit Vatsyayan and Fe Loreli Cajegas.
Publication Date: 26.09.2011