Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2018

Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2018

Accelerating progress towards the SDGs

The 2018 Asia-Pacific regional report on Food Security and Nutrition focuses on the urgent need to accelerate work across this region to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal on Zero Hunger; presents new analyses and updates on key indicators of food security and nutrition and offers new insights on prominent drivers of food insecurity.

The report analyzes data against multiple indicators. Two selected themes receive in-depth consideration, each covering a set of drivers (i) climatic shocks and disasters, and their linkages with food security and nutrition, and (ii) the state of access to water, sanitation and hygiene. In view of rapid urbanization in the region and its implications for food systems and nutrition, the report presents a review of issues and responses on the special topic of Urban Malnutrition.