Agriculture and Food Security
In the Spotlight
Asia needs to change the way it produces, distributes, and consumes food if it is to feed its growing populations at a time of climate change.
By converting waste into clean energy, livestock farms in Jiangxi Province, People's Republic of China, help manage an environmental threat, contribute to the national energy grid, and boost their income.
India and ADB signed a $120 million loan agreement to continue the project that will help improve irrigation and water management infrastructure in Odisha.
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.