Harmless Harvest: How sustainable agriculture can help ASEAN countries adapt to a changing climate
Author(s)Bernabe, Maria Dolores
KeywordsClimate change adaptation
Greenhouse gas emissions
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
MetadataShow full item record
Document typeBriefing paper
A better way of growing food is the best bet against climate change for Southeast Asia's small-scale food producers. Sustainable agriculture - agriculture that can meet the needs of present and future generations, ensures the efficient production of safe, high-quality agricultural products in a way that protects the natural environment, and improves on the economic conditions of farmers and local communities - offers the best chances for countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to deal with climate change. By scaling-up sustainable agricultural practices across the region, ASEAN can help feed its peoples and support the livelihoods of small-scale food producers, and help curb greenhouse gas emissions to push back impending catastrophe.