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ADB $100 Million Loan to PRC to Improve Productivity, Incomes from Forestry
ADB is extending $100 million to raise the productivity of orchards and natural forests to increase incomes in areas of northwest People's Republic of China that suffer from some of the worst land degradation and poverty rates in the country.
ADB Loan to Boost Water Efficiency in Rural Western PRC
ADB is providing a $60 million loan to improve water efficiency in three agricultural counties in Qinghai Province in the west of the People's Republic of China.
Rural Financial Reform Needed to Ease Poverty in PRC, Says ADB Book
The People's Republic of China needs to reform its rural financial system if it is to tackle poverty in the countryside and allow agriculture and local businesses to play a strong, long-term role in the domestic economy, says a new book from ADB.
ADB, Japan to Help Bangladeshi Women Benefit from Rural Development
ADB and Government of Japan will help Bangladesh strengthen measures aimed at ensuring rural women benefit from infrastructure projects.
ADB, GMS Countries Seek Community Support to Conserve Threatened Forests
ADB is supporting the governments of Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam in a community-driven initiative to conserve more than 1.9 million hectares of threatened forest land, home to over 170,000 mostly poor, ethnic minority people.
ADB Establishes Pooled Infrastructure Fund for Afghanistan
ADB will set up a new fund which will pool public and private resources to help Afghanistan finance much-needed infrastructure.
ADB, Lao PDR to Boost Farm Output, Incomes in Poor Northern Regions
Northern regions of the Lao People's Democratic Republic will receive ADB assistance for agriculture infrastructure upgrades that will boost incomes and opportunities for poor, rural communities.
ADB Calls for COP-16 Climate Change Talks to Emphasize Poverty Reduction
Delegates gathering for United Nations climate talks in Mexico next week must consider the disproportionate impact that climate change has on poor people in their negotiations on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol arrangements, ADB Vice-President Ursula Schaefer-Preuss said today.
ADB to Help Nepal's Poorest Farmers Diversify Crops, Boost Incomes
ADB will help some of Nepal's poorest farmers shift production from traditional low-earning crops into high-value commodities, resulting in improved quality of life and incomes for nearly 19,000 households.
ADB to Help Improve Dam Quality in PRC's Shandong Province
ADB is helping water-scarce Shandong province in the People's Republic of China to rehabilitate and improve the efficiency of its water reservoirs.