The food systems in South Asia have been undergoing significant transformation. This transformation in South Asia poses several challenges.
Over the years economic growth in South Asia has significantly helped in achieving production targets and reducing poverty, but still a lot needs to be achieved. Dominated by small holder farmers, with limited access to markets, high transaction costs, post-harvest losses, and shifting climate change, farmer’s need informative support and policy environment across the four parametersRead more
Eighty percent of the population in Nepal lives in rural areas and depends heavily on agriculture as a source of income and employment. With changing monsoon patterns, and the effect of drought and floods in various regions, the impact of climate change is visible in the agricultural food chain. Consequently, ensuring food security and farmers’Read more
Cross-posted from the ReSAKSS Asia written by Yifei Liu Asian countries are undergoing structural transformation; the economy is shifting from agriculture to non-agriculture sectors, and laborers are migrating from rural areas to cities. Asia’s economic future depends on its ability to successfully fast-track structural transformation through policy that facilitates job creation and opens up new sectors andRead more
We are happy to announce the launch of the IFPRI-South Asia Facebook page. The page would bring updates on IFPRI research and activities in the South Asia region related to agriculture productivity, income, agricultural diversification, markets and trade, extension services, nutrition and health, safety nets, environment, science and technology and governance. Be a part ofRead more