Growing more food with less water is the only solution to feed hungry urban populations and quench thirst for energy in developing Asia. Innovative approaches to managing energy and water can provide solutions.
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.
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.
Digital technology is taking a growing role in the world’s food supply, from farm to fork. The right policies would ensure that the benefits are shared.
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.
Post-disaster strategies help farmers overcome immediate losses while they wait for assistance.
What Uber has done for urban transport, drones can do for farms and the billions who depend on them.
Developing countries should consider the water, food, energy nexus – which addresses the interconnection between the three vital resources – when undertaking development activities.
Traditional aquaculture practices are not sustainable. Improved policies and practices are needed to support the fish farmers who feed families in Asia and the Pacific.
Despite decreases in hunger due to economic growth, millions in Asia remain malnourished and without direct action the situation could get worse.