Connect with us

Asean

12 Things to Know about climate change and Food Security in Asia and the Pacific

Rice yields in the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam could decline by as much as 50% by the end of this century without efforts to combat climate change.

Boris Sullivan

Published

on

  1. Asia and the Pacific is the world’s largest food market. By 2030 it will likely account for half the global increase in annual beef and poultry consumption.
    Source: Asia’s Future Farms
  2. Globally, 815 million people went to bed unfed or half-fed in 2016, compared to 777 million the year before. If unchecked, this trend could cause a mass exodus of rural populations to urban areas.
    Source: The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017
  3. By 2030, there could be up to 26,000 child deaths annually in developing Asia due to undernutrition related to climate change.
    Source: Climate Change Impacts on Human Systems in Asia and the Pacific
  4. In Central Asia, climate threats to food security could reduce livelihood options in agriculture, potentially triggering migration movements within the region or further abroad.
    Source: A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific
  5. Across developing Asia, water stress from reduced rainfall, salinity, glacial retreat, and desertification are expected to hit water stocks, drastically increasing food and water prices by 2060.
    Source: The Next Migrant Wave
  6. Rice yields in the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam could decline by as much as 50% by the end of this century without efforts to combat climate change.
    Source: Climate Change Impacts on Human Systems in Asia and the Pacific
  7. Labor is becoming scarce on developing Asia’s farms. India’s agricultural workforce fell from 259 million in 2004-2005 to 228 million in 2011–2012.
    Source: Safe, Nutritious, and Affordable Food for All: ADB Food Security Forum 2016 Discussions and Recommendations
  8. In the Mekong Delta, a major rice planting area, floods exceeding the normal depth of between 0.5 meters and 4 meters are becoming more frequent—increasing the risk of food insecurity.
    Source: A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific
  9. Developing Asia needs to improve irrigation to feed its rapidly growing population. Upgraded irrigation systems must yield more crop per drop.
    Source: Financing Asian Irrigation: Choices Before Us
  10. Countries can produce more food with less inputs by giving women equal access to resources, education, and markets.
    Source: Women farmers can make Asia more food-secure
  11. Modern agricultural cooperatives can increase food supply and boost farmer incomes, while helping them adapt to the impacts of climate change.
    Source: Asia’s Future Farms
  12. Land tenure rights and migration policies need re-examining across the region, to organize small-scale farmers so they can produce more food with less.
    Source: Food Security in Asia and the Pacific

Source : ADB

Continue Reading
Advertisement Load WordPress Sites in as fast as 37ms!
Comments

China

Can the China–Laos railway keep on track?

In the long run, the line through Laos will have to connect with the Nong Khai–Bangkok line in Thailand to make economic sense. But this could prove a challenge.

Avatar

Published

on

Of all the railway projects that Chinese companies are constructing in Southeast Asia, the China–Laos railway has proceeded most rapidly.

(more…)
Continue Reading

Asean

ASEAN and New Zealand strategic partnership

New Zealand reiterated its commitment to ASEAN Centrality and the regional architecture, and welcomed the announcement of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific

Avatar

Published

on

ASEAN, New Zealand explore ways to advance strategic partnership

JAKARTA, 8 July 2019 – As ASEAN and New Zealand prepare to celebrate the 45th anniversary of their relations next year, officials from both sides discussed ways to make the strategic partnership more robust at the 7th ASEAN-New Zealand Joint Cooperation Committee Meeting held at the ASEAN Secretariat on 5 July.

(more…)
Continue Reading

Asean

Trans-ASEAN bullet train to link Thailand with Singapore and China

Under the Thai government’s plan to make Thailand the logistics hub of ASEAN, the high-speed trains will be at the heart of the country’s new infrastructure system.

Olivier Languepin

Published

on

Bangsue railway station

Construction of a high-speed railway using Chinese technology is at the center of Thailand’s plan to become the logistics hub of ASEAN. All eyes are on what kind of influence China can gain by helping Thailand build its infrastructure.

(more…)
Continue Reading

Most Read

Upcoming Events

Nov 27

The Future Energy Show Thailand

November 27 @ 10:00 am - November 28 @ 5:30 pm BMT

Press Release

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 10,894 other subscribers

Trending