Yasmin Siddiqi

Principal Water Resources Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

With over 20 years experience in the planning, design and implementation of water resources projects in Asia, Yasmin leads ADB knowledge work on water security and irrigation - aiming to drive latest technologies and innovations to improve water resources management. She has also been an ADB project officer for technical assistance, loan processing and administration of diverse water resources projects in Asia. She is a chartered civil engineer with specialization in irrigation engineering.

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An organic vegetable farmer in the Lao PDR.

Women farmers can make Asia more food-secure

Including women in agriculture as equal players can have a significant impact on crop production and can contribute to food security of Asia and the Pacific. We can produce more with less by giving women equal access to resources, education, and markets.

Yasmin Siddiqi

The average age of a Filipino farmer is now 57.

Who's growing tomorrow's food?

With a rapidly growing population in Asia and rising demand for drinking water, power, and food the competition for water resources is huge. The future challenge is how to grow more food with less water.

Yasmin Siddiqi