Inclusive Rural Development in Southeast Asia

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With rapid urbanization in the ASEAN region, major national policies are targeted at fulfilling the needs of urban populations. As a result, rural areas have been neglected and socio-economic and spatial inequity is apparent. Meanwhile, urban sprawl gradually erases agricultural fields and turns them into suburbs with large housing or industrial patches. Rural agriculture has adopted new technologies since the first green revolution, and now the soil and water have been stripped of their ecological values and reduced in value for agricultural production. Therefore rural sustainability and the ability of local rural communities to acheive adequate livelihoods and access to social services is of increasing concern across ASEAN.

Geographical area: South-East Asia
Theme(s) of intervention: Agriculture and rural development
Created: 02 Mar 2018
Latest update: 30 May 2018


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