The CAREC Institute and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have conducted a joint study on review of trends, challenges, and opportunities for agricultural development in the CAREC member countries. This document presents country profiles included in the study. It provides information about land and water resources, macroeconomic trends, agricultural share in the overall economy, production and cropping calendars, food security, food intake and malnutrition, agricultural trends, constraints and potentials.
In 2018, the CAREC Institute has undertaken a joint study with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on review of trends, challenges, and opportunities for agricultural development in the CAREC member countries. The study found that the climate change might impact significantly CAREC region’s water resources, agricultural productivity, farm incomes, and poverty, particularly as it relates to melting of glaciers due to rising temperature, shortage of rainwater and irrigated farmland, and natural disasters provoked by the climate change, which allegedly might pose threat to public safety.
Urban areas all over the PRC have embraced a wide range of solutions to reduce energy consumption, green and clean their energy supply, transform the concept of waste, promote green and blue spaces, and improve urban mobility. Each of the 50 featured solutions—some are projects sponsored by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)—shows how cities take climate actions and also create valuable co-benefits in terms of positive impacts on citizens’ public health and quality of life, as well as providing economic and additional environmental benefits.
The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation(CAREC) Program has established six corridors that crisscross the region, shortening structural distances for people and freight. It continues to chip away at barriers to trade by improving hardware and software elements that require cooperation between neighbors and the region in general.
CAREC 2030 provides the new long-term strategic framework for the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program leading to 2030.
The growth in demand for energy and water in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is likely to decelerate in response to the efforts of the government to improve energy and water use efficiency.
A Background Note for the Panel Discussion at the Ministerial Conference
The ADB Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) Working Paper Series is a forum for stimulating discussion and eliciting feedback on ongoing and recently completed economic, sector, and policy work undertaken by ADB staff members, consultants, or resource persons in the context of the operational work of CWRD.
The ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration focuses on topics relating to regional cooperation and integration in the areas of infrastructure and software, trade and investment, money and finance, and regional public goods.