Features

Countries in the Asia and Pacific Region, home to some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, need to work together to “scale up and replicate” actions to sustain natural capital and enhance human welfare

With rising populations, increasing food prices and environmental concerns, Asia’s agricultural sector faces a raft of challenges.

Asia’s poor spend up to 70% of their income on food, while the rising middle class place even greater demand on food and water sources. How can the region ensure everyone has enough to eat?

A $55 million loan to Cambodia will restore roads and irrigation infrastructure destroyed by devastating floods in 2011.

An ADB-supported project in Lao PDR helps some of the country’s most vulnerable women get the most out of their animals—and empowers women in the process.

Irrigation expert Tushaar Shah, a Senior Fellow at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), introduces conjunctive management as an opportunity for increasing irrigation efficiency in India which may be one of the country’s best response to some of the major challenges in the irrigation sector.

An agribusiness support initiative has enabled fruit growers to get international quality certification, providing access to lucrative new markets and boosting incomes for farmers.

The Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) has taken a bold step forward to initiate a new approach which, if successfully implemented, could be replicated in other major irrigation systems to have a profound impact on food security, water use efficiency and sustainable growth.

Self-help groups help rural Nepali women lease land and grow high value vegetables when rice fields are fallow. Now families can earn income between rice seasons.

A project in Cambodia is helping some of the country's poorest women and families put food on the table, and is building better emergency response systems.