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
Policy Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic for Food Security in Asia and the Pacific 26 Aug 2021
Integrated Rural Development for Prosperity 04 Oct 2021
Rice Yield Estimation for Individual Rice Plots: What We Can Do and Observe Under Lockdowns and In-between 13 Oct 2021
Looming Food Insecurity Concerns in Asia and the Pacific: What Should We Expect? 16 Nov 2021
Promoting Better Nutrition Outcomes through Multisectoral Approach in Post-COVID-19 Asia and the Pacific 02 Dec 2021
AgTech Marketplace: Promising Technologies to Help Improve Farmer Producer Organizations' Market Access 06 Dec 2021
Agri-logistics Innovation and Best Practices in India 06 Dec 2021
Farm-to-Market Produce Logistics: Cases and Emerging Trends in Korea and India 06 Dec 2021
Asia-Pacific Rural Development and Food Security Forum 2022: Battling Climate Change and Transforming Agri-food Systems 22 - 24 Mar 2022
Digital Agriculture Experiences in Nepal: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward 30 Mar 2022
ADB Data Room: Circular Economy 20 Apr 2022
Fighting for Food Security: Lessons from Cross-Country Approaches 10 Aug 2022
Responses to Food Insecurity in Sri Lanka and the Way Forward 16 Sep 2022
ADB Distinguished Speakers Program: Driving Food Security through Digitalization of Food Supply Chains 08 Nov 2022
ADB-IFAD International Conference: Harnessing Digital Technologies and Experiences to Accelerate Agricultural and Rural Development in Asia and the Pacific 23 Nov 2022