Ending Hunger in Asia and the Pacific by 2030: An Assessment of Investment Requirements in Agriculture

Publication | October 2019

This report analyzes the impacts of agricultural challenges in Asia and the Pacific. It also identifies investments required in different subsectors to achieve food security in the region by 2030.

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About 518 million people in Asia and the Pacific suffered from hunger in 2017—1 million more than in the previous year. Farmers face challenges such as shrinking natural resources, degrading environments, and declining labor availability in addition to climate change and financial non-viability. The demand for food and nutrition is also increasing. With all this, more investment in agriculture is needed to accomplish Sustainable Development Goal 2—ending hunger and malnutrition by 2030. In the report, findings presented were taken from the analysis of recent trends in food security, gross domestic product, and population growth as well as agricultural supply, demand, and trade.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Determinants and Trends in Food Security in Asia and the Pacific
  • Scenarios for Food Security in Asia and the Pacific to 2030
  • Economy-Wide Impacts of Alternative Investment Scenarios
  • Conclusions
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Agriculture and natural resources
  • Agricultural and food productivity
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Indonesia
  • 156
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS190499-2
  • 978-92-9261-830-8 (print)
  • 978-92-9261-831-5 (electronic)

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