Seed Bank Targets Food Security in Asia
Many neglected indigenous plants can play an important role in fighting hunger, soil erosion and loss of biodiversity in developing countries. The ECHO Asia Seed Bank in Thailand encourages the use of …
Along with rapid economic growth, Asia’s population is also growing. But, more than 300 million of its people still live on less than $2 per day. In fact, this global region represents more than half of the world’s poor.
And, beyond economic obstacles, rice production has slowed to historic lows and increasing water scarcity is slowing food production across the board. Additionally, more than half of the world’s stunted children live in Asia.
By locating our Impact Center in the heart of Southeast Asia, we’re training its poorest to take hold of their future and support themselves, their families, and their communities.