Elyssa Kaur Ludher

Ms Elyssa Kaur Ludher is a Visiting Fellow with the Climate Change for Southeast Asia Programme, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. Prior to joining, Ms Ludher contributed to food policy research at the World Bank, Centre for Liveable Cities Singapore, and the Singapore Food Agency. She served as the Singapore representative for Habitat III, as well as working in Cambodia between 2007 to 2011 focusing on rural development. Ms Ludher has published books on climate change, food security, water resilience, smart cities and urban governance. She has a double Masters in Urban and Regional Planning and Bioresource Engineering. 

Articles by Elyssa Kaur Ludher (3)

Tools for Planning and Mapping a Food-Secure Malaysia

Elyssa Kaur Ludher

Malaysia has developed comprehensive agriculture and food security policies to respond to exceptionally high inflation since 2020. However, comprehensive tools are also required to successfully translate aspiration into action.

An ethnic Hmong hill tribeswoman harvesting buckwheat

Towards Resilient Agricultural Value Chains in the Mekong

Jayant Menon|Elyssa Kaur Ludher|Maria Monica Wihardja

The development of the agricultural sector in the Greater Mekong Subregion will play an important role in inclusive growth and social upliftment.

COP27 and G20: Climate-Food Nexus Takes the Spotlight

Elyssa Kaur Ludher|Paul Teng

Two recent international gatherings — COP27 and G20 — have spotlighted the challenge of climate change and the impact on food security. As a highly vulnerable region, Southeast Asia needs to take urgent steps to adapt its agriculture and food systems, to prepare for a more disruptive future.