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Mekong Countries Seek Greater Cooperation on Green Agriculture
Senior agriculture and environment officials from the six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries met today to discuss environmentally sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in the region.
ADB, Cambodia to Step Up Drought, Flood Mitigation in Lower Mekong Basin
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help vulnerable communities in Cambodia raise their ability to respond to and cope with natural disasters by providing a $35 million loan to manage risks stemming from extreme floods and droughts.
ADB, Japan Provide Support to Mindanao Landholders in Wake of Peace Agreement
ADB and Government of Japan will provide support to help thousands of small scale landholders in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao establish agribusinesses, as part of initiatives to bring peace and stability to the area.
Asia's Future Food Security Hinges on Modernization of Farm to Market Chains
Asia's ability to keep food prices in check and ensure long-term regional food security will require the region's farm to market supply chains to become more efficient and cost effective, says a new ADB study.
ADB Provides $100 Million to Protect Philippines' Stressed River Basins
ADB will provide $100 million to help the Philippines protect its vast upper river basins, where deforestation and unsustainable farming practices are undermining the food security and livelihoods of millions of Filipinos.
ADB Helps People's Republic of China Boost Crop Output, Food Security
ADB is extending a $200 million loan to improve crop output and farming productivity in some of the People's Republic of China's most important grain producing regions.
ADB to Help Mitigate Risk of Floods, Droughts in Lower Mekong Basin
ADB and Australian Agency for International Development will provide an $87.39 million package of loans and grants to help Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam pair infrastructure upgrades with community-based disaster risk management and enhanced regional forecasting to improve flood and drought preparedness in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
ADB, Japan Help Boost Incomes of Poor Afghan Farmers
ADB and Government of Japan are providing fresh support to help some of Afghanistan's poorest farmers cut crop losses and raise incomes.
ASEAN Nations Can Help Prevent Global Rice Price Rise
ASEAN nations can help avoid world rice price shocks by reducing export restrictions, placing less emphasis on self-sufficiency, retooling Thailand's rice pledging program, and expanding coordinated rice policies with India and Pakistan, according to a series of working papers from ADB.
Regional Rice Exchange Could Help Steady Global Prices - ADB
A regional rice index and commodities exchange could help calm world rice price fluctuations and ensure farmers get a fair price for their rice, according to a working paper by ADB.