Ending hunger and malnutrition in Southeast Asia is essential and rice plays a critical role. It produced million tons of rice in Vietnam and Thailand are among the top three rice exporting countries in the world. Achieving SDG2 - ending hunger and malnutrition - by requires the region to work collaboratively to address complex and interrelated challenges such as climate change, urbanization, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, poverty, food safety and nutrition, and social inequity. Within this dynamic landscape and challenges, IRRI will invest in rice agri-food research taking a landscape perspective and considering the interconnectedness of various systems, e.
Plant Life: Asian Agriculture
Marine shrimp farming is an aquaculture business for the cultivation of marine shrimp or prawns [Note 1] for human consumption. Although traditional shrimp farming has been carried out in Asia for centuries, large-scale commercial shrimp farming began in the s, and production grew steeply, particularly to match the market demands of the United States , Japan and Western Europe. The total global production of farmed shrimp reached more than 1. The largest exporting nation is India. Shrimp farming has changed from traditional, small-scale businesses in Southeast Asia into a global industry. Technological advances have led to growing shrimp at ever higher densities, and broodstock is shipped worldwide. These industrial monocultures are very susceptible to diseases, which have caused several regional wipe-outs of farm shrimp populations.
Rice Farming: How is Rice Grown (Beginner’s Guide)
Metrics details. The international community and national agricultural research systems NARS recognize the importance of supporting smallholders in order to reduce poverty and promote the food security status of some of the most vulnerable groups in the world. South Asia has the largest food-insecure population in the world, and in several farming systems in the region, rice is the most important staple crop. This study examined the extent to which agricultural research has prioritized the greatest factors that constrain smallholder productivity in those farming systems.
Left: Ducks, rice and azolla. Right: Ducks, rice, azolla and loach. The operations simultaneously raise Aigamo ducklings, loaches a species of fish , rice and azolla. The ducklings provide integrated pest management, replacing pesticides and herbicides by naturally controlling predaceous pest populations and digging up or eating competing weeds.