There is one sector that contributes up to a third of gross domestic product, and is an important source of foreign currency, in many of Asia’s developing countries. It could be deployed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Central Asia is improving food safety measures to share with the world some of the more than 8000 plant species, as well as livestock, from the region.
Area frame sampling – which compiles objective agriculture data using geographic areas and advanced technology – is increasingly being used in Asia to help farmers prepare for climate change and extreme weather.
Remote sensing technology can be a cost-effective tool to help international development practitioners monitor project outcomes
Jit Kumari is a role model for her audacious voyage to economic and social prosperity.
Both emerging and existing technologies should complement each other to bolster agricultural data quality.
Crop insurance is a valuable climate adaptation tool for disaster-prone countries like Bangladesh.
Boosting investments in natural capital requires an accurate accounting of its economic value to guide policy-making.
Spatially explicit maps of crop yields can help countries improve overall agricultural productivity.
Weak statistics and informal land area measurement techniques can distort agricultural policies, ADB research shows.