Shingo Kimura
Senior Natural Resources and Agriculture Specialist, Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office, Sectors Group, Asian Development Bank

Shingo Kimura is responsible for ADB’s operation on sustainable rural development and food security in East Asia. Prior to joining ADB, he was an economist and an agricultural policy analyst at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He also served at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, contributing to policy planning and implementation in the areas of rural development, farmland regulations, and food safety.

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Building the resilience of rice markets is key to ensuring food security amid increasing prices and climate risks in Asia and the Pacific.


Build storage facilities, protect local workers, and develop systems to monitor risks.  


The pandemic exposed gaps in food systems that call for integrating healthy diets with sustainable resource management and public health.