About Tetsushi SonobeTetsushi Sonobe is Dean and CEO of the Asian Development Bank Institute.
By Jeetendra Prakash Aryal, Tetsushi Sonobe, Augusto Becerra Lopez-Lavalle and Dil Rahut. Posted December 5, 2023
Historically, failure to bundle multiple measures, such as climate action, finance, and justice, into agricultural policies and programs has impeded progress across several SDGs.
By Tetsushi Sonobe, Dil Rahut, Raja Rajendra Timilsina and Shikha Chandrawat. Posted November 28, 2023
COP-28 aims to pave solid future pathways to address the urgency of the climate crisis as it reaches unprecedented levels.
The G7 and G20 recognize the paramount importance of innovation in steering economies toward a more sustainable future.
The unsustainable use of water resources in agriculture will have severe implications for future food and water security.
Hypertension affects 25% of the world’s population and can be a silent killer with no warning signs.
By Tetsushi Sonobe, Elizabeth King, Daniel Suryadarma, Michelle Kaffenberger and Dieter Dohmen. Posted April 21, 2022
Without specific efforts to recover learning, prolonged education disruptions can lead to learning losses and disparities that affect students of all income levels.
By Alessia Destefanis, Tetsushi Sonobe, Dil Rahut and Jeetendra Prakash Aryal. Posted August 13, 2021
The informal sector, which employs over 62% of the global population, is a fundamental source of livelihood for over 2 billion people (ILO 2020). Here, “employment” includes self-employment, and the informal sector refers to the part of the economy that is generally not monitored by a tax authority or other forms of government. Before the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the informal sector accounted for 87.7%, 51.5%, and 55.7% of the population in low-, middle-, and high-income countries, respectively (ILO 2018a).
Food insecurity continues to be a pressing issue worldwide, despite scientific innovation and technological advancements in agriculture. Therefore, food security continues to be at the center of the global development agenda. The burgeoning demand for food due to exponential growth in the world’s population and the mismatch between demand and supply due to factors such as climate change, loss of soil fertility, land degradation, water scarcity, food loss and waste, and inefficient distribution systems, have exacerbated the problem of food insecurity.
While the World Bank has identified Bangladesh as one of only three big economies that had increases in remittance inflows in 2020, along with Pakistan and Mexico (Ratha et al. 2020), and remittances have long made up a substantial share of people’s income in the country, preliminary results from a recent study supported by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) finds surprising resilience for remittance inflows into the rural economy during the first wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Bangladesh.
The connection between climate change and agriculture (both crops and livestock) is complex. On the one hand, agriculture is adversely affected by climate change (Aryal et al. 2020a; Lobell et al. 2011), but on the other hand, it is also one of the major factors exacerbating climate change (Smith et al. 2008; Aryal et al. 2020b). Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) could play a crucial role in reducing GHG emissions and mitigating the adverse effects of climate change.
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