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Those Who Feed Asia Constitute Most of Region’s Hungry and Poor

Five farmers from the Asia-Pacific region received awards from a U.N. agency on World Food Day for their work and innovations in family agriculture. “We all will need a doctor or a lawyer once in a while, but we will need a farmer three times a day,” said Estrella Penunia, secretary general of the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development at the ceremony. The regional director of the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Hiroyuki Konuma, noted the irony...

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