Food security trends in Southeast Asia
EngageGathering reliable data on food insecurity can be challenging as what is perceived as ‘food insecure’ can vary across contexts, and people may adhere to more traditional understandings of it (e.g. as something largely confined to rural areas). This is further challenged by inconsistent methods for measuring and reporting it.What do you think are some of the biggest challenges for measuring food security in your country? What level(s) should policymakers measure food security at, e.g. the individual, household, national level, to develop policies that are both realistic and effective?
Image Sources: “Terraced fields during drought in Sri Lanka” / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by Bioversity International; “Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) in the Philippines” / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by Asian Development Bank; and “Flooded marketplace” / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by Shanghai Daddy
Food and Our Future: Sustainable Food Systems in Southeast Asia
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