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This Topical Report is based on Food Security Challenges in Asia, a study by Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It looks at the causes and consequences of the recent escalation and volatility of world food prices, and the implications for Asia and for ADB. It warns that if the problems of agricultural productivity are not addressed, it is quite possible that food security will be a recurrent world and regional concern in the coming decades, potentially jeopardizing Asia’s economic growth.
This paper examines the causes and consequences of the recent escalation and volatility of world food prices, and the implications for Asia and for the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It warns that if the problems of agricultural productivity are not addressed, it is quite possible that food security will be a recurrent world and regional concern in the coming decades, potentially jeopardizing Asia’s economic growth.
This Learning Lessons focuses on crucial lessons for effective value chains based on ADB’s support and experience in this area.
This Learning Curves summarizes the impact evaluation study which quantifies the economic and noneconomic impacts of shallow tubewell irrigation in Nepal. It reviews the environmental impacts on project’s beneficiaries, analyzes effectiveness and sustainability of water user groups, and generates findings, lessons and recommendations.
How can participation contribute to the sustainable management of irrigation and drainage systems for agriculture? This edition of Learning Lessons provides some lessons from evaluations of ADB-supported irrigation and drainage projects.
This study evaluates the impact of two ADB-funded rural electrification projects in Bhutan.
This study updates an earlier evaluation conducted in 2000 in response to several developments in the agriculture and natural resources sector.
This sector assistance program evaluation aims to provide an independent sector-level assessment of ADB's assistance to the agriculture and rural development sector in Cambodia.
This sector assistance program evaluation covers ADB's operations in the agriculture and natural resources sector in Nepal from 1997 to 2007.
In 2004, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) updated the sector and thematic classification and identified irrigation and drainage (ID) as one of the subsectors under the agriculture and natural resources sector.1 ID projects had previously been clustered with rural development projects.