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ADB's Focus on Agriculture and Food Security

ADB's efforts and strategy to achieve food security in the region emphasizes on the integration of agricultural productivity, market connectivity, and resilience against shocks and climate change impacts as the three pillars to achieve sustainable food security.

ADB's Focus on Agriculture and Food Security

ADB's efforts and strategy to achieve food security in the region emphasizes on the integration of agricultural productivity, market connectivity, and resilience against shocks and climate change impacts as the three pillars to achieve sustainable food security.

ADB's Focus on Agriculture and Food Security

ADB's efforts and strategy to achieve food security in the region emphasizes on the integration of agricultural productivity, market connectivity, and resilience against shocks and climate change impacts as the three pillars to achieve sustainable food security.

In the Spotlight

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COVID-19 highlights the need for safe, nutritious, and affordable food

Hunger and malnutrition were an increasing problem worldwide before the pandemic. Restrictions imposed to curb disease spread have disrupted local and international food supply chains, making the problem even more urgent.

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Amid COVID-19, the time to act is now to protect food security

With the impacts of the pandemic on food and nutrition being felt around the region, planning is needed to avoid higher food prices, decreased nutrition and reduced food security.

Emergency COVID-19 Food Supply Program Launched in the Philippines' Capital

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Emergency COVID-19 Food Supply Program Launched in the Philippines' Capital

ADB and the Government of the Philippines have launched an emergency food provision program following the approval of the $5 million Rapid Emergency Supplies Provision technical assistance program. The grant is implemented under the name Bayan Bayanihan, a well-known Filipino principle of sharing what one has with one’s community.

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How do you like them apples? Central Asia gets ready to help feed the world

Not only is Central Asia a center of origin, it is a recognized global diversity hotspot. More than 8000 plant species grow in five members of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) alone. How does one take advantage of this enormous supply opportunity? One obvious answer is to sell these products abroad. This means ensuring they are acceptable in foreign markets. Learn more

Agriculture and Food Security Issues in Asia and the Pacific

Agricultural and Food Productivity

Agricultural and Food Productivity

To keep pace with population growth, food production in developing Asia and the Pacific will need to increase mainly through improved land and labor productivity.

Access to Rural Finance, Technology, and Markets

Access to Rural Finance, Technology, and Markets

Strengthening the links between food producers with their input suppliers as well as consumers creates a win-win arrangement for all players in the food supply chain.

Food Price Volatility

Food Price Volatility

In 2007–2008, as world cereal prices peaked (rising by as much as 87%), global food stocks plummeted to levels not seen in two decades.

Climate Resilience and Environmental Sustainability

Climate Resilience and Environmental Sustainability

Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific are likely to face the highest reductions in agricultural potential in the world due to climate change.

ADB Projects on Agriculture and Food Security

Project Results

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How Southeast Asia’s Leading Flower Farm is Changing Women's Lives in Central Highlands, Viet Nam

A glimpse into how scaling-up investment in Hasfarm Holdings is helping women in Central Highlands, Viet Nam improve their economic status and reach their full potential.

Project Result / Case Study

Raising Food Standards for Cross-Border Trade in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

Ensuring food is safe to eat is a public good. People’s health depends on it, and so does the health of economies.

Project Result / Case Study

Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Improving Lives and Saving Forests

In the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, a community is creating new products without damaging the environment, empowering women in the process.