In the post-green revolution era we are still struggling to provide income, food, health, nutrition and environmental security to a large part of the population. The fact is recognized globally and hence Zero Hunger and Good Health and Well Being are prioritized next only to No Poverty among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2016 the number of chronically undernourished people in the world is estimated to have increased to 815 million, up from 777 million in 2015. Absolute number (c. 520 million) of undernourished people is largest in Asia. Many Pacific Island countries and territories are showing much higher adult obesity rates (in the range of 40–50%) than those of other countries with a similar prevalence of undernourishment. For more info, download the publication below:

Regional Expert Consultation on Underutilized Crops for Food and Nutritional Security in Asia and the Pacific - Proceedings and Recommendations (Nov 2017) (2596 downloads)