Coffee growers, and other farmers in Asia and around the world, need to make farming practices climate-smart and environmentally sustainable in order to maintain food supply and rural income.
Michiko has been working on food security, agriculture and rural development issues with sovereign and non-sovereign investment and research teams for more than 20 years in Asia and the Pacific. She currently works on projects to develop inclusive and resource-efficient agribusiness value chains, support sustainable protein value chain growth, deploy technology solutions for smallholder agriculture, upscale climate smart agriculture and leverage green finance in ADB’s developing member countries. Prior to joining ADB she worked for UNDP, Mitsubishi Trust & Banking Co. and S.G. Warburg Securities. She holds a master’s degree in development economics from the Institute of Social Studies, the Hague (Nuffic scholar).