ADB's Focus on Agriculture and Food Security
In the Spotlight
ADB has approved a $275 million loan to help build a surface irrigation system to increase agricultural production and improve food security in the Jhelum and Khushab districts in Punjab province in Pakistan.
Rural communities in Nepal's highland areas are receiving financial support to cultivate high value crops and rear livestock, as well as advice on entering agricultural value chains to reach profitable markets.
ADB is leveraging the skills and capacity of Timor-Leste's high youth population to help the country's thriving coffee industry become a key contributor to inclusive growth and sustainable development.
Two-thirds of the world’s one billion hungry reside in Asia and the Pacific. Rising food prices are bringing the specter of food shortages and undernutrition to millions more of the region’s poor.
Supplying growing populations with adequate and affordable food is a major challenge, requiring massive investments in food distribution, storage, and marketing facilities.