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Agriculture and Food Security

ADB scales up nature-based solutions and support for climate-smart agriculture across the entire agriculture and food value chains, including the blue economy.

ADB Plans $14 Billion to Ease Food Crisis

ADB announced plans to provide at least $14 billion over 2022-2025 in a comprehensive program of support to ease a worsening food crisis in Asia and the Pacific, and improve long-term food security by strengthening food systems against the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss.

The assistance expands ADB’s already significant support for food security in the region, where nearly 1.1 billion people lack healthy diets due to poverty and food prices which have soared to record highs in 2022.


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    Despite growing prosperity, hunger and malnutrition persist in Asia and the Pacific. Half of the world's 600 million hungry people live in the region.

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    Climate-related disasters and water stress are having severe adverse impacts on food production and supply across Asia and the Pacific.

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    Ensuring stable and affordable food supplies is central to keeping millions out of extreme poverty.

  • Undernourished people in developing Asia

    Although hunger declined between 2001 and 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic led to an increase in developing Asia's undernourished population.

  • Agricultural losses from climate-related disasters

    Climate related disasters have had a severe impact on agriculture in Asia.

  • Food price inflation in developing Asia

    Regional food prices have risen steeply, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Our Impact

Results delivered in 2021 from ADB projects.

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People benefiting from
increased rural investment

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Rural infrastructure assets
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Land with improved productivity