Floods in 2011, Cambodia’s worst in decades, caused severe damage to rural infrastructure and affected more than 1.7 million people in 18 of the country’s 24 provinces. They brought extensive suffering to the local population and seriously disrupted economic activities. Overall damage to infrastructure was estimated at about $376 million.
Fact-finding mission by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the aftermath of the March−June 2014 severe flooding in northern Afghanistan revealed extensive losses to rural infrastructure, but it was not possible to visit some areas and undertake a comprehensive assessment because of security issues. To support the government's efforts to rehabilitate the damaged irrigation and road infrastruct
The Yancheng coastal wetlands of Jiangsu province in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is considered the world’s largest intertidal wetland system. They are in the East Asian–Australasian Flyway, with 415 recorded bird species, of which 29 are in the International Union of Conservation Nature (IUCN) Red List of threatened species.
In 2011, about 80% of Nepal’s population lived in the rural areas, where poverty rates were higher than in urban areas. The growth of agriculture, which comprised the predominant source of rural income and livelihood, was constrained by lack of value chain integration, as rural farmers were mostly subsistence farmers.