The paper presents empirical evidence from ADBI studies which outlines the positive contributions of organic agriculture in fostering gender equality and in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

This compendium is released on the target year of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While there has been remarkable progress on the MDGs, such as halving the

The changing structure of agricultural trade in a globalizing world has become an integral part of effective rural development. In this context, contract farming has emerged as a promising rural development strategy that has gained momentum in the region, providing technical training, production inputs, and market linkages to smallholders.

The agricultural sectors of developing Asian countries are
experiencing two important new developments: the growth of
organic agriculture (OA) and the increasing use of land to grow
energy crops (biofuels). This policy brief summarizes the pros and cons of OA and biofuel and makes policy recommendations based
on a detailed investigation for Cambodia and the Lao People