AKM Mahfuzuddin Ahmed

Advisor, SDCC-AR concurrently Technical Advisor (Rural Development and Food Security), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

Mahfuzuddin is also a member of ADB’s Thematic Group on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in ADB. Before being appointed to his current position, he led initiatives such the Greater Mekong Subregion Working Group on Agriculture and Core Agriculture Support Program; the Pacific Climate Change Program; and Climate Action South Asia. Prior to joining ADB, he was Director for Policy, Economics and Social Science and Principal Scientist at the WorldFish Center, and Technical Adviser in the Mekong River Commission. He has over 30 years of professional work experience in agriculture, natural resources management and rural development in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific.

Blogs by this Author

  • Cabbage farmers in Nepal.

    Asia’s food security challenges, and how we plan to address them

    Published on Thursday, 22 October 2015

    Despite significant progress, Asia is still home to two-thirds of the world’s hungry people. ADB’s new Operational Plan for Food Security 2015-2020 focuses on 6 critical areas to address the region’s food security challenges in the SDGs era.

  • A farmer with a basket of freshly picked chilis in India.

    Blog poll: Food security priorities for Asia and the Pacific

    Published on Wednesday, 07 October 2015

    The results of our September blog survey show that the majority of respondents believe the best way to address food insecurity in the region is boosting the efficiency of the food production system to grow more with less.