According to report

Published: Tuesday 15 September 2009

short of food: Asia could face chronic food shortage if the region fails to improve irrigation management, a UN report said. A joint report of the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization and the International Water Management Institute, said the continent must reform its farming practices to feed 1.5 billion extra people (the projected population increase) by 2050.

Starved by degrees: Droughts caused by global warming is taking its toll on children under five in south Madagascar as 80 per cent children are suffering from malnutrition, the UN Children's Fund reported. Farmers in the region are unable to harvest traditional crops like sweet potatoes and maize.

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