Agriculture and Food Security
In the Spotlight
Mountain Hazelnuts is getting an equity investment of $3 million, provided by Canada and Sweden to help promote hazelnut production by smallholder farmers in Bhutan.
In Afghanistan’s Bamyan province, new storage facilities mean potato farmers can sell their produce in the off-season for up to triple the price.
Safe, Nutritious, and Affordable Food for All is the theme for this year's forum. It will aim to discuss the transformations, trends, and future direction from food production to consumption.
Across Asia and the Pacific, farmers wrestle with a huge challenge - how to meet the growing demand for food in the face of tightening land, water and environmental constraints.
Two-thirds of the world’s one billion hungry reside in Asia and the Pacific. Rising food prices are bringing the specter of food shortages and undernutrition to millions more of the region’s poor.
Supplying growing populations with adequate and affordable food is a major challenge, requiring massive investments in food distribution, storage, and marketing facilities.