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A sustainable livelihood project in Pakistan is boosting poor farmers’ income and protecting their land from erosion.

The first harvest of salt-tolerant rice variety in Taytay, in the Philippine island of Palawan, may pave the way for local farmers to reclaim lands lost to saltwater intrusion and protect the livelihood of coastal communities.

Overfishing, pollution, and poverty are threatening the health of Asia’s Coral Triangle, the world's richest concentration of marine biodiversity. The Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI), a partnership of six countries in the region, identifies the key issues that must be addressed to achieve the sustainable management of coastal and marine resources in the area.

With ADB support, organic farming in Thailand is helping revive smallholder farming, providing better returns for family businesses, employment in the countryside, and healthy food to city dwellers, and protecting the environment from the use of pollutants, such as pesticides.

Innovative solutions for food security can help feed 9 billion people by 2050.

New rice varieties are being developed and water-saving cultivation technologies promoted to help feed Asia's growing populations.

ADB bolsters food security in Asia and the Pacific by helping countries improve the productivity, connectivity, and resilience of food supply chains.

A new ADB study says that while Asia's economic growth and structural transformation deepen the complexity in managing limited natural resources for food security, many pockets of Asia continue to struggle with high levels of poverty and poor nutrition.

Persistent gender inequalities that prevail in the Asia-Pacific region constrain women’s potential for contributing more effectively to agriculture, rural development, food and nutrition security, which undermine the region’s goal of long-term food security.

Tuna is one of the most sought-after fish species, on the verge of becoming dangerously scarce after four decades of overfishing. A sustainable fishery industry can help replenish the tuna stock in the ocean while at the same time guarantee food security and the livelihood of coastal communities in Asia and the Pacific.