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dc.contributor.authorNarayan, Swati*
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T13:13:09Zen
dc.date.available2011-09-23T13:13:09Zen
dc.date.issued2011-09-26
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-84814-978-6
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/142989
dc.descriptionForty 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. Productivity from the resource-intensive Green Revolution agriculture has reached a plateau. Incessant diversion of fertile land for non-farm activities, depletion of ground-water tables and declining budgetary support have pushed South Asian agriculture to the brink. Climate change threatens to exacerbate these resource constraints in a region where 60 percent of farming is rain-fed. Even the most optimistic of projections indicate that average crop yields could plummet and the frequency and severity of disasters increase multi-fold. The prognosis for regional food security is dire. There are reasons for optimism, however. The combination of the food, finance, and agriculture crises has brought to public attention the magnitude of the hidden iceberg of hunger. Media channels, parliamentary debates, and even regional films are finally paying heed to the scale of undernourishment which engulfs the region. And with the recent establishment of democracy in Afghanistan and Nepal and the end of prolonged conflict in Sri Lanka, unprecedented opportunities exist to initiate structural changes. South Asian leaders need to rise to this challenge with vision and concrete initiatives before the impact of climate change further weakens the fragility of South Asian food and agrarian systems.en_US
dc.format.extent59en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam Internationalen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/nourish-south-asia-growing-a-better-future-for-regional-food-justice-142989
dc.subjectTrade
dc.titleNourish South Asia: Growing a better future for regional food justiceen_US
dc.typeCampaign reporten_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfam.en_US
oxfam.subject.countryAfghanistanen_US
oxfam.subject.countryBangladeshen_US
oxfam.subject.countryIndiaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryNepalen_US
oxfam.subject.countryPakistanen_US
oxfam.subject.countrySri Lankaen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordClimate change adaptationen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordFood reservesen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordLand rightsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordNatural resourcesen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordSmallholder agricultureen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordDisaster risk reductionen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordDRRen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordAgricultureen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordDisastersen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordFood securityen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordLivelihoodsen_US
dc.year.issuedate2011en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-20T08:40:56Z


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