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A Tale of Two Asias

September 10, 2013
(credit: Asian Development Bank)

(credit: Asian Development Bank)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), a major player in the fight against poverty in developing Asia, issued a new report this past week on “Food Security in Asia and the Pacific.” And yesterday, WFPA and NYU Wagner’s Office of International Programs hosted a sit-down discussion with Cyn-Young Park, ADB’s Assistant Chief Economist, Director of the Economic Analysis and Operations Support Division to discuss the findings and recommendations.

Parts of the report collate data proving that Asia’s economic inequalities are leading to over nutrition in the upper classes along with a continuation of malnutrition in the lower stratum. The report also discusses the future food production issues across the region. Feel free to click the links above to download a free PDF version of the entire report. For other resources on global food security, please turn to the World Food Program and the USDA.

And if you missed your chance to meet members of the WFPA Board, stop by the Wagner Student Group Info Fair this Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm. Chandan Sharma and Keely Gerhold will be there to discuss  our mission and to hear what food policy topics you want us to cover this year!

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