Asia’s Transition to Net Zero: Opportunities and Challenges in Agriculture


While a large portion of the Asian population depends on agriculture for their livelihoods and food security, the agriculture sector is one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the region. In some Asian economies, it accounts for more than 40% of total emissions.

This report reviews a variety of tools and technologies to alter emissions pathways in Asia and discusses the institutional, political, and economic challenges for achieving a cost-effective, inclusive, and resilient transition to net-zero agriculture.


  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Agriculture, International Trade, Supply Chains, and Emissions
  • Discussion and Priority Areas of Action

Published September 2023.
Source: Asian Development Bank

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