Monsoon Asia

Monsoon Asia has traditionally acted as the largest region of chronic food shortages. In previous years the golodalo from 200 to 300 million people, and here was the world "pole of hunger". Since the 1970s, due to the success of the so-called "green revolution", the food situation began to improve, but that led only to a relative reduction of the hungry, and the absolute value of its almost survived.
The most typical form of the food problem in the monsoon Asia, poor quality, poor nutrition of the poorest, particularly the landless and poor city dwellers. The outbreak of mass starvation, like African, are much less common and are the result of a sharp drop in yields in some countries because of adverse weather conditions.
Extremely difficult food situation is maintained, on the one hand, the large populous countries Monsoon Asia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, on the other hand, in a small, underdeveloped — Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives. The most affected are women and children. In the rural areas of some countries in Asia, women are not supposed to eat with the men. The first landing of men and women and children eat what is left.
Large, geographically diverse territory Monsoon Asia has great ethnic diversity. During the centuries-long interaction with nature under the influence of national traditions, customs and religious canons, each ethnic group has its own characteristics of diet. However, for the majority of the peoples of the region is characterized by the predominance of plant food. The role of animal products is relatively small, significant contribution of fish and seafood, poultry meat and eggs.
The food here are the crops that meet an average of 2/3 of all calorie needs, particularly rice, the region in General, about 40% of the residents receive calories. This is an average. In countries typically share meals of rice in a rice diet is 75% or more (in some regions in West Java, even 90%, which often leads to disease "beriberi").