AGRICULTURE & FOOD SECURITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Agriculture in Southeast Asia is predominantly small-scale yet is a major source of livelihood. According to the AIDF infographic, agriculture accounts for 80% of jobs in Laos, in Bangladesh and Vietnam the figure is approximately 47%.

Between 25% and 35% of Myanmar’s GDP is provided by agriculture, which also accounts for 65% of Myanmar’s employment. However, the sector is yet to become a significant contributor to export-led growth due to farmers’ limited access to finance and inadequate financial services. This is the key constraint to increasing investment in the sector according to the OECD.

Created in light of the 3rd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit, the AIDF infographic looks into agriculture and food security in Southeast Asia. To download the infographic, click here.

Please read the full article here

More info at:http://www.aidforum.org