Asia and the Pacific. Regional Overview of Food Insecurity.  Investing in a zero hunger generation. FAO 2016.”

This report documents the prevalence of food insecurity and malnutrition among the 26 countries in this region and introduces a special section on how the promotion of milk consumption and small-holder dairying offer triple win potentials for nutrition, rural livelihood support and the environment.

It notes that public support in the form of policies and institutions enhancing smallholder access to technology and markets) will be needed to enable small dairy producers to be competitive in the marketplace, to improve the safety and quality of milk marketed, and to manage and reduce some environmental concerns.

The report is available for download on FAO’s website here.