Agriculture and Food Security: News Releases
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More Productive Water Use Critical for Asia's Food Security
Irrigation and drainage services will continue to be important foundations for food production as the region transitions from a largely rural agrarian base to an increasingly industrial and service based urban economy, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said at the Asian Irrigation Forum.
Targeted Food Subsidies Would Help South Asia Cope with Future Food Price Spikes
A spike in the cost of food staples like rice and wheat could push tens of millions more people into extreme poverty in South Asia but food subsidies targeted at the very poorest in the region would help them cope with still-high prices, says a new report by ADB.
Green Development Key to Growth in Mekong Region
The management of food, water and energy resources in the Greater Mekong Subregion will be the most critical challenge of the coming decade, requiring careful balance of economic and environmental interests and better management of natural resources, a conference on the future of the region heard today.
Mekong Countries to Discuss Growth Amid Water, Energy and Food Challenges
Policy-makers from the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) will meet in Bangkok next week to discuss the challenges and opportunities for balancing economic growth with environmental sustainability.
Asia Must Transform Economies to Counter Global Slump, Food Threats
Asia must accelerate homegrown growth in the face of global economic troubles, which means stepping up partnerships and funding to improve food security amidst rising price volatility, participants at a seminar held in Indonesia heard today.
Investment in Maharashtra Agribusiness Infrastructure
A $24.3 million Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan to continue modernization efforts in Maharashtra state’s horticultural industries was signed today by bank officials and the Government of India.
Sustainability Key to Agriculture Modernization and Rural Development in Asia, Said ADB
Sustainable agricultural and rural development is still a basis for reducing poverty in the Asia and Pacific region, said Klaus Gerhaeusser, Director General of Asian Development Bank (ADB) East Asia Department.
Coral Triangle Communities Get Support for New Green Businesses
Coastal communities in remote areas of the Coral Triangle in Indonesia and the Philippines will receive ADB support to start small, green businesses that will help preserve one of the most diverse and threatened marine environments in the world.
Governments Advance Protection of Coral Triangle - 'Amazon of the Seas'
Environment and fisheries ministers from six Asia Pacific countries are meeting today to advance their collective agenda for protecting and managing the fragile Coral Triangle―one of the most diverse and threatened marine ecosystems in the world.
ADB, Bangladesh Announce $4.5 Billion Five-Year Partnership Strategy
Bangladesh and ADB have forged a new Country Partnership Strategy for 2011-2015 which includes a resource investment program of around $4.5 billion.