Food Security

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Policy Report
This project aims to promote the use of waste biomass for food and energy production, and identify viable approaches for utilizing biomass conversion technology in the target countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Thailand. This project has endeavored to involve relevant stakeholders since the beginning of project implementation. Those stakeholders are...
Policy Report
Author:
Alice
Sharp
The objective of this report is to facilitate local governments in decision making and implementation of urban organic waste utilization projects that can contribute to sustainable solid waste management and national agendas on food, energy, and climate change. This report provides an overview of national policy, regulations, and institutions...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International conference on GMS 2020: Balancing Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability
The Greater Mekong Subregion has undergone a rapid economic growth over the past decade with positive impacts on the human development and negative impacts on the environment and natural resources. The growing demand for energy in the region and high fuel prices during 2008 has seen several countries declaring ambitious biofuel strategies from...
Presentation
International Conference on GMS 2020: Balancing Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability
Though a first step, this presentation provides a framework for developing an early warning system (EWS) linking food, water and energy systems. It lists the issues with the standalone EWS, clarifies the importance of representing the linkages between Food-Water-Energy systems, identifies determinants for an effective FWE-EWS, and discusses...
Book Chapter
In Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia
Agriculture is one of the most vulnerable sectors to climate change and main-streaming climate change adaptation considerations at the sectoral level is paramount. The current available climate projections are not sufficient to take decisive actions on the ground. Hence, a framework is required for mainstreaming adaptation concerns at sectoral...
Book Chapter
In Sustainability in food and water: an Asian perspective
Author:
Eiji
Yamaji
Jureerat
Boonwan
Burning is the most simple and cheap method for small-scale farmers to manage plant residue. This practice does prvide immediate benefits to farmers, but the wider immediate and long-term negative impacts are much larger. The objective of this study is to elaborate an alternative model for environmental and economically sound plant residue...
Policy Report
Case Audy of Ryutaro Hashimoto APFED Award for Good Practices
Author:
Mozaharul Alam
Rabi Uzzaman
The shifting course of rivers has been known to be the root cause for many socio-economic issues in most parts of Bangladesh. The Disappearing Lands project, conceived and implemented by the Practical Action Bangladesh and its local collaborating non-governmental organizations, is a good example of how small ideas can change rural lives and...
Discussion Paper
The Second International Symposium on Food and Water Sustainability in Asia 2008
Author:
Eiji
Yamaji
Jureerat
Boonwan
Burning is the most simple and cheap method for small-scale farmers to manage plant residue. This practice does provide immediate benefits to farmers, but the wider immediate and long-term negative impacts are much larger. The objective of this study is to elaborate an alternative model for environmental and economically sound plant residue...
Presentation
International Symposium on Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia, Dhaka, Bangladesh
A wide range of options for adaptation to climate change is available in the agricultural sector. Prioritizing and monitoring such options for their effectiveness is vital for efficient utilization of financial, technological and human resources, and for addressing the issue of accountability in climate actions. However, the literature on measures...