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Agriculture and Food Security

ADB's efforts and strategy to achieve food security in the region emphasizes 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 COVID-19 Response: Agriculture

ADB's COVID-19 Response is a $20 billion package to support its developing member countries in countering the severe macroeconomic and health impacts caused by COVID-19, including $2.5 billion in concessional and grant resources, as well as $2 billion earmarked for the private sector (nonsovereign).

Committed Amount is the financing approved by ADB's Board of Directors or Management for which the legal agreement has been signed by the borrower, recipient, or the investee company and ADB.
*Figures are for both Committed and To Be Committed. Projects may be listed in more than one country or subregion. The number of projects excludes short-term finance transactions under the Trade Finance, Supply Chain Finance, and Microfinance Programs.

Agriculture and Food Security Issues

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.

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.

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.

Food Price Volatility

Food Price Volatility

Surging food prices pushed an estimated 100 million more people into hunger, raising the total number of undernourished people globally to over 1 billion.

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Contacts/Experts

Rural Development and Food Security (Agriculture) Thematic Group

Conducts expert and peer reviews of project design and engages with IFAD, CGIAR, FAO, UNEP, USDA, and other agencies in research, peer reviews, workshops, and other activities to address Asia’s food security concerns and rural poverty.