Harmless Harvest

How sustainable agriculture can help ASEAN countries adapt to a changing climate

Publication date: 12 June 2015
Author: Maria Dolores Bernabe, Policy and Research Coordinator

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 agriculture 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 the impending catastrophe.