AEIR 2019/2020


21
Sep
2020

Food Security in Asia and the Pacific, COVID-19 Pandemic, and the Role of Policy

As the COVID-19 pandemic increases food security risks in Asia and the Pacific, this challenge also calls for a bolder role for policy and regional cooperation, as featured in ADB Briefs No. 139.
COVID-19 pandemic has increased food security risks in Asia and the Pacific ADB partnered with governments across Asia to provide immediate and short-term support for food security ADB helped provide financial relief and liquidity support to farmers, agribusinesses, and food processors under financial stress Medium- and long-term support for the agriculture supply chain
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