Children watch the approach of a storm on the roof of their home in the remote Mugu District. Food security remains elusive in the western district, where poverty is endemic and crop yields are low. As monsoon rains commence in June 2010, beleaguered farmers are also concerned about the effects of flooding and landslides on food production. In the past four years, chronic hunger has worsened around the world, with over two thirds of sufferers – some 642 million people- living in Asia.
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