|Series:||News from Nepal|
Despite its fluctuating growth over the years, the agriculture sector has remained Nepal’s economic mainstay, providing livelihoods to 74% of the population and contributing 35% of the gross domestic product. Asian Development Bank (ADB) is recognized as a lead development partner in agriculture and natural resources (ANR) in Nepal, with its assistance strategy and programs aimed at raising agriculture productivity and incomes to address poverty and inequality. ADB’s ANR strategy seeks to improve agricultural productivity through the development key infrastructure facilities such as irrigation and rural roads, and commercializing the sector by promoting high value crops. This issue of NRM newsletter focuses on ADB’s assistance in the ANR sector in recent times.