A new variety of rice is now helping smallholder farmers in North Thailand out of poverty, while also improving their diet. Siam Organic Co., Ltd., which introduced Jasberry rice, a non-GMO, organic rice variety in the region, adopted an inclusive business model to help farmers increase harvest yields and earn more.
This infographic shows the progress made by the Greater Mekong Subregion in the last 25 years. It also presents strategies and plans in the coming years.
Since 1992, the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) program has helped connect countries, enhanced nations’ competitiveness, and bring communities even closer together. By embracing cooperation, the GMS program has helped spawn an extraordinary transformation for the region and its people.
For 25 years, six countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion have been promoting regional economic development. Upgrading cross-border transport networks is a key area of investment.
Government and development partners talk about the importance of environmental cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion and the GMS Core Environment Program.
Biodiversity corridors have been introduced in threatened tropical areas of Yunnan province, People's Republic of China, with ADB support. The program is ensuring the survival of rare plant and animal species, while eco-farming practices provide local communities with sustainable livelihoods.