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Kundhavi Kadiresan

UN Representative

Kundhavi Kadiresan is Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

Kundhavi Kadiresan
5 Jun 2019

Go fish! -- But do it legally or pay the penalty

Thai people love fish and both demand for, and consumption of, fish are on the rise. On the one hand that's good, because fish are high in protein and low in fat and that helps to feed a hungry world while providing livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people across the Asia-Pacific region. But this increase in demand has also created opportunities for criminals to make a profit.

5 Jun 2019 3
Go fish! -- But do it legally or pay the penalty
11 Sep 2017

Hungry for tech

The FAO is convening high-level regional meetings on agricultural uses of biotechnologies to achieve sustainable food systems and better nutrition.

11 Sep 2017
Hungry for tech
9 Dec 2016

A zero-hunger Asia

In more recent years, the pace of reducing hunger has slowed. So too has public investment in agriculture - bad news.

9 Dec 2016
A zero-hunger Asia
20 Sep 2016

Counting chickens

We must count our chickens, and predict before they're hatched - and rice and vegetables and livestock too, but we're not doing a good job of it.

20 Sep 2016
1 Jun 2016

One box at a time

Increased consumption of milk and other dairy products has led to improving nutrition in our region, particularly among children.

1 Jun 2016 3
One box at a time