Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia 2020

Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia 2020

The number of stunted children was reduced from 1.1 million in 2012 to 0.8 million in 2019 in Central Asia and from 0.8 ... 34.1 percent in Kyrgyzstan, 52 percent in Turkey, 39.2 percent in Turkmenistan and 44.9 percent in Uzbekistan.

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251341391

Category: Health & Fitness

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This report consists of two main sections: 1) a situation analysis of Sustainable Development Goal 2 Target 2.1 (to end hunger and ensure access to food by all) and Target 2.2 (to end all forms of malnutrition) and analyses of the diets of children and of current food consumption patterns relative to dietary guidelines; and 2) a special look at the cost and affordability of healthy diets in Europe and Central Asia. The new estimates confirm that the prevalence of hunger at chronic or severe levels is relatively low in the ECA region. However, the prevalence of food insecurity at moderate or severe levels can be quite high. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to add people to the ranks of the food insecure. The ECA region is making progress overall in reducing malnutrition, but it is not on track regarding childhood overweight, adult obesity, anaemia and exclusive breastfeeding. Healthy diets protect against the effects of malnutrition, in all its forms, and promote better health.This report shows that healthy diets cost, on average, five times more than diets that meet only dietary energy needs, making them unaffordable for many people throughout the region. To increase the affordability of healthy diets, the costs of nutritious foods must be lowered. This report also shows that hidden costs are much lower with healthy diets than with current consumption patterns, meaning that adopting healthy diet alternatives could lead to large cost savings.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Transitions in Post Soviet Eurasia

Transitions in Post Soviet Eurasia

28 Ulugbek Khasanov, 'Russia and Central Asia: Horizons of Cooperation', Valdai Discussion Club, 2019, available at ... the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan stood at US $18 billion, ...

Author: Archana Upadhyay

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000423235

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This book discusses the ideological and historical relevance of the term ‘Eurasia’ as a concept in the global geopolitical and ethno-cultural discourse. It focuses on the contested meanings attached to the idea and traces its historical evolution and interpretations. The volume examines the contours and characteristics of power politics in the Eurasian landscape by exploring the dynamics of the contending and competing interests that have come to occupy the region, particularly in the aftermath of the disintegration of the Soviet Union. It further examines the multiple narratives that define the socio-political realities of the region and also the policies of the state actors involved, by reflecting upon the multifaceted dimensions of the Eurasian issues. These include nation building strategies, identity, ethnic conflicts, security, democratization, globalization, international migration, climate change and energy extraction. The geopolitical and civilizational aspects of Eurasianism, in which Russia occupies a pivotal geo-political place creates both opportunities and anxieties for other stakeholders in the region. The book also holistically analyses the developmental dimensions of the post-Soviet space and ‘Eurasianism’ as a concept and political practice in domestic, regional and global affairs. The book also analyses the developmental dimensions of the post-Soviet space and ‘Eurasianism’ as a concept and political practice in domestic, regional and global affairs.
Categories: Political Science

The European Union China and Central Asia

The European Union  China and Central Asia

... 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Kazakhstan Kyrgyz Republic Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Figure 4.1 Evolution of EU-Central Asia trade volume (million US$) (1992–2019).

Author: Fabienne Bossuyt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000468847

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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This book examines the involvement of the European Union (EU) and China in Central Asia and critically assesses the implications this has for the region as a whole. The volume adopts a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach, combining insights from International Relations, EU Studies, International Economics, International Law, Sinology, and History. It concentrates on three thematic levels: (1) historical and contextual, (2) geopolitical and geo-economic, and (3) socio-cultural and institutional. Paying particular attention to the role of the EU and the factors driving the EU’s and China’s relations with Central Asia, it looks at how the Central Asian countries position themselves vis-à-vis China’s growing influence, and how the balance of power between China, Russia, and the EU plays out. Contributors also explore the important historical context of the ‘Silk Routes’, as well as of the erstwhile connection of the Central Asian states with the Soviet Union. Critically analysing the potential areas for collaboration and synergy between the EU and China, the book also discusses the extent to which they share a common ground in Central Asia that could serve as a basis for long-term cooperation. It will be of interest to all scholars and students of International Relations, Economics, Sinology, and History.
Categories: Political Science

Stans By Me

Stans By Me

It has humour and loads of information.' ‘A wonderful alternative to a dry Lonely Planet travel guide – Stans By Me is enlightening, inspiring, evocative and downright witty.’ ‘I’ll soon be traveling the Silk Road and doing some ...

Author: Ged Gillmore

Publisher: deGrevilo

ISBN: 9780648189039

Category: Travel

Page: 227

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Central Asia is the hot new travel destination. Curious to see what all the fuss is about? Join intrepid traveler, Ged Gillmore, as he journeys with an unlikely group of characters on a whirlwind tour through the five ‘Stans – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. * Prepare yourself to come face to face with mesmerizing landscapes and striking citadels that look like sets from Star Wars and Game of Thrones. * Learn about ancient rituals such as goat-pulling and bride-stealing that are still practiced today. * Visit floating mountains, singing dunes, sunken forests and bejeweled cities so beautiful they are almost impossible to describe. Along the way you’ll encounter yurt erections, bullet trains and enemy Silk Road travel agents. You’ll learn how a baby’s first steps are celebrated in Kyrgyzstan. You’ll become acquainted with the life-and-death importance of etiquette in a Khan’s palace. And you’ll be gently reminded that people – even those on a seemingly boring bus tour – are rarely what they seem. 'Stans By Me' is a hilarious Central Asia travel memoir, full of fascinating characters, magnificent monuments and curious customs – all told with Gillmore’s deadpan British wit. If you enjoy the offbeat travel tales of Bill Bryson, David Sedaris, J. Maarten Troost or Will Ferguson, you’ll definitely get a kick out of 'Stans By Me'. ** PRAISE FOR 'STANS BY ME' ** 'What a journey, told with humor and great descriptive writing.' 'Entertaining, informative and really well written - just the right balance.' 'If you like Bill Bryson's style of writing you will enjoy this. It has humour and loads of information.' ‘A wonderful alternative to a dry Lonely Planet travel guide – Stans By Me is enlightening, inspiring, evocative and downright witty.’ ‘I’ll soon be traveling the Silk Road and doing some trekking in Tajikistan and this travel guide has left me so excited about my trip of a lifetime.’ ‘A superb and entertaining travel guide covering the wonders of Central Asia and the Silk Road. Inspiring writing.’
Categories: Travel

Natural Products of Silk Road Plants

Natural Products of Silk Road Plants

Ephedra equisetina Bunge (Ephedraceae) (Khvoynik (Efedra) khvoshoviy (Russian)) is found in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzsan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) as well as China and Siberia (Missouri Botanical Garden, 2019).

Author: Raymond Cooper

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429589935

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 292

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The Silk Road, a complex network of trade routes linking China with the rest of the Eurasian continent by land and sea, fostered transformation of the ethnic, cultural, and religious identities of diverse peoples. In Natural Products of Silk Road Plants there is a treasury of plants, many indigenous to countries along the trading routes of the Silk Road, that yielded medicines, cereals, spices, beverages, dyes, and euphoric and exotic compounds previously unknown to the rest of the world. This entry in the Natural Products Chemistry of Global Plants series has been prepared for university students of chemistry and ethnobotany and for those wishing to broaden their knowledge. It opens a window on a vast region of Asia not well described for its flora and provides new and fresh insights on: Significant plants, some endangered Traditional and modern applications of extracts The biochemical and pharmacological properties of extracts Contains over 150 full colour figures The significance of the Silk Road is being revived today through immense investment by China and other eastern countries in major schemes of transport infrastructure.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Timeline of Central Asia

Timeline of Central Asia

2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr 7 Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 7 Tajikistan 9 Turkmenistan 20 Kyrgyzstan 20 Kazakhstan 21 Tajikistan 23 Turkmenistan 23 Turkmenistan 7 Uzbekistan 24 ...

Author: Vladimir Fedorenko

Publisher: Rethink Institute

ISBN: 9781938300288

Category: Reference

Page: 72

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Categories: Reference

Europe and Central Asia Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2021

Europe and Central Asia     Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2021

... 0–5 months of age in Europe and Central Asia by country Caucasus Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia Central Asia Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan CIS Europe 2012 2019 2000 2015 2000 2013 2005 2018 2012 2019 2006 2015 ...

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251352496

Category: Political Science

Page: 65

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The state of food security and nutrition in the world, including that of the Europe and Central Asia region, was marked in 2020 by the outbreak of COVID-19 and resulting disruptions to markets, trade and food supply chains. The pandemic has had a negative effect on food security in the region. It is in this light that the report seeks to assess how food security and nutrition indicators in the region, subregion and countries have changed under the shadow of the pandemic and to monitor the region’s progress towards achieving the SDGs. The first major conclusion is that the subregions (such as the Caucasus and Central Asia) and countries that were already vulnerable before the pandemic became even more so in 2020. The resilience of the Europe and Central Asia region relies mostly on the provision of solid effort in the vulnerable subregions. The second major conclusion is that, although the region was doing better than the world in 2020 in some indicators, there is still an enormous amount of work ahead to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Categories: Political Science

2700 MCQs BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS EVENTS ISSUES 2021

2700  MCQs BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS EVENTS   ISSUES 2021

(c) Hyderabad Explanation: On January 13, 2019, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the fourth International Kite Festival ... These five Central Asia nations are Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Author: Aamir Bin Usman

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 9789353228286

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 335

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2500+ MCQs Based on CURRENT AFFAIRS EVENTS & ISSUES 2020 with Complete Answer and Explanation for Competitive Exams IAS, PCS, SSC, Banking, Railway, Defence, CDS, NDA, Air Force, KVS+ Covers National & International • Polity and Governance • Economy and Finance • Social: Games & Sports, Films, Festivals, etc. • Ecology and Environment • Science and Technology • People
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Making of Eurasia

The Making of Eurasia

Available at: https://www.economist.com/leaders/2019/12/21/which-nation-improved-themost-in-2019 (accessed 18 April 2020). 12 Dilip Hiro, Inside Central Asia. A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, ...

Author: Moritz Pieper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838601348

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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The Making of Eurasia investigates the multi-layered spectrum of China and Russia's Eurasian policies towards each other, ranging from competition to cooperation, as well as the role of regional actors in between. The book examines the impact of and responses to the dynamic Sino-Russian interaction in the wake of China's Belt and Road initiative, focusing on the selected case studies of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Uzbekistan, but also on inter-regional implications across the Eurasian space. With China's imprint on inter-regional politics and ambition to make a distinctive Chinese contribution to 'globalization' and Russia's vision of a 'Greater Eurasia' in which Moscow stakes out a place for itself as an indispensable power, other regional actors adopt policies that respond to and co-shape the resulting centrifugal forces. Meanwhile, power shifts are underway on a global plane, as the normative divide between Russia and the West has widened, and as the Sino-American rivalry is intensifying. The book therefore also sheds light on the effects of Eurasian power shifts on global governance in a context where global 'leadership' is contested, and in which the US and Europe are re-defining their relationship not only towards a self-confident China but also towards each other. As such, this study will provide valuable insight for students and scholars of Eurasian Asia Studies, Foreign Policy Analysis, and International Relations at large.
Categories: Political Science

Geopolitics of Energy in Central Asia

Geopolitics of Energy in Central Asia

Engaging Central Asia : The European Union's New Strategy in the Heart of Eurasia , Brussels : Centre for European ... Kyrgyzstan , Tajikistan , Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan , ” United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and the ...

Author: Ramakrushna Pradhan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000335576

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This book focuses on the geopolitics of Central Asia which has emerged as the new fertile ground for oil and energy resources. It analyses the scramble for energy and control over the region by many nations and their diplomatic manoeuvrings to ensure energy sufficiency and economic growth. The book provides a quantitative analysis of the Central Asian energy potential and offers an understanding of the unique position that each country occupies in the geopolitics of oil and energy in the region. It looks at aggressive foreign policies by countries like the US, China, the European Union, Japan, Israel, Iran and Pakistan, focusing primarily on India’s position and strategies in the region within the new great game. The book further examines the dynamics between Central Asia and India and India’s policies for geopolitical engagement and diversification of energy sources. This volume will be of interest to researchers and students of political studies, international relations, economics, sociology, and Asian studies. It will also be useful for policymakers and professionals working in the field of energy security and geo-economics.
Categories: Political Science