Irrigation infrastructure is fast expanding Myanmar in order to boost the production of rice. But this is harming river health and inland fisheries due to lack of proper planning, according to new research, which is calling for a more integrated approach to support both fisheries and rice farming.
The Asia Pacific is prone to climatic disasters, with floods and droughts causing loss of life, property and food. Being prepared to meet these disasters would improve people's resilience and livelihoods.
A banana boom in Northern Lao was attracting some attention as people noticed the ill effects of what was assumed to be pesticide overuse. Coordinating with research and government agencies, evidence was gathered that helped bring about policy change.