Blogs on crops

  • Preventing economic disasters: Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific are among the world's most affected by natural disasters and their economic impact. Photo: ADB

    GDP tragedy: Preventing natural hazards from turning into economic disasters

    Published on Monday, 03 June 2019

    Small Pacific economies are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of disasters on economic growth. Special support systems need to be in place to help them respond.

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    El Niño drought threatens Papua New Guinea’s fruit bowl

    Published on Thursday, 17 September 2015

    As El Niño weather patterns continue to smash global heat records globally and with even drier weather on the way, one area that is especially feeling the impact is PNG's Highlands region.

  • From Farm to Fork—Combating Asia’s Hidden Hunger

    Published on Thursday, 24 July 2014

    Feeding the world is becoming an increasingly complex task. Providing all our daily bread—or rice—requires grappling with intense competition for natural resources, producing more from less land and dealing with changing dietary habits. But meeting food needs is not just about quantity. Quality is also important. Along with daily minimum calorie requirements, people also need vital micronutrients from their meals.  High levels of micronutrient deficiencies, a phenomenon we call “hidden hunger” remains pervasive, particularly in South Asia and Southeast Asia.