Rural Development and Food Security (Agriculture) Thematic Group

Conducts expert and peer reviews of project design and engages with IFAD, CGIAR, FAO, UNEP, USDA, and other agencies  in research, peer reviews, workshops, and other activities to address Asia’s food security concerns and rural poverty.

Offers courses related to agriculture development and irrigation management.

Contact: Leah Arboleda, Group Coordinator

Title Date Focal Person
Integrated Rural Development for Prosperity 04 Oct 2021
Knowledge-Intensive Agriculture Workshop 15 - 16 Jun 2017
Looming Food Insecurity Concerns in Asia and the Pacific: What Should We Expect? 16 Nov 2021
New Approach for Farmers' Poverty Reduction Weather Index Insurance Using Satellite-Based Information 16 Mar 2018
Policy Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic for Food Security in Asia and the Pacific 26 Aug 2021
Preliminary Results from Research for Community Access Partnership Status Review of Rural Access Index 03 Apr 2018 --
Promoting Better Nutrition Outcomes through Multisectoral Approach in Post-COVID-19 Asia and the Pacific 02 Dec 2021
Responses to Food Insecurity in Sri Lanka and the Way Forward 16 Sep 2022
Rice Yield Estimation for Individual Rice Plots: What We Can Do and Observe Under Lockdowns and In-between 13 Oct 2021
Rural Development and Food Security Forum 09 Dec 2020
Rural Development and Food Security Forum 2019: Transformative Changes for Rural Prosperity and Nutritious Food 28 - 30 Oct 2019
Sustainable Protein Case Study: Outputs and Synthesis of Results 28 - 30 Jun 2021
Towards Safe Food, Nutritious Diets, and Resilient Food Systems 28 Jun 2021
Training on Market Infrastructure and Agriculture Value Chains: Potential of Wholesale Markets 11 Nov 2019
Wholesale Agricultural Markets: Innovations for a Competitive Future 20 Apr 2021