ADB's Focus on Agriculture and Food Security
In the Spotlight
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
An inclusive business approach to coffee farming in Timor-Leste is helping rural communities achieve an end-to-end sustainable supply chain, putting the country on course for a coffee renaissance.
New value crops like Japanese cucumbers are helping farmers in the Lao People's Democratic Republic maximize their land and generate additional income.
ADB and JICA today signed $163 million in loan agreements to help improve inclusive and sustainable agricultural value chains in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam.
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.