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. Measures are needed to increase agricultural investments and put in place supporting national and international policies. These measures will help advance scientific and technological discoveries for long-term productivity, and help many poor farmers who have not benefited from past technological advances.
Asia also faces an acute water shortage. By 2030, demand for water is anticipated to exceed supply by 40%. Since 80% of water is used for agricultural production, lack of water leads to lack of food. To grow more food with less water in the region, the productivity of water will need to be improved substantially, through more efficient and sustainable management of water.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2021 Update: Transforming Agriculture in AsiaThis report forecasts growth in developing Asia of 7.1% in 2021 and 5.4% in 2022 in an uneven recovery caused by divergent growth paths. Its theme chapter explores sustainable agriculture.
Developing Agriculture and Tourism for Inclusive Growth in the Lao People's Democratic RepublicThis report explores potential links between the agriculture and tourism sectors that could strengthen infrastructure development and inclusive growth in the Lao People's Democratic Republic.
Improving Productivity and Lives of Farmers in India’s Maharashtra StateThe innovative Maharashtra Agribusiness Network project will increase the incomes of small and marginal farmers in India's Maharashtra State by providing holistic agribusiness and value chain support in horticulture.
Expanding Agri-Trade in Central Asia through the Use of Electronic CertificatesThis brief outlines the readiness of countries in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program to use electronic phytosanitary certificates (ePhyto) to support safer and expanded agricultural trade.
Cambodia Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road MapThis publication presents an assessment of Cambodia's agriculture, natural resources, and rural development (ANRRD) sector and provides a strategy and road map for its future development.
Fiji is working with ADB and Conservation International to promote sustainable fishing through the use of lures in Ra province.