ADB's Focus on Agriculture and Food Security
In the Spotlight
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.
Flowing more than 1,000 km between Pakistan’s Indus River and the Suleiman Mountains, the Chashma Canal has helped transform a vast expanse of barren land into green farmland where profitable crops like rice and sugarcane can be cultivated.
Safe, organic food is becoming popular across the Greater Mekong Subregion. A pilot program in Thailand is helping farmers meet the growing demand and leave chemicals behind.
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.