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Training Farmers To Treat Farming As A Business In Papua New Guinea

Thursday, 14 July 2022, 7:45 pm | FAO

The UNCDF under EU-STREIT PNG imparted to farmers basic financial literacy skills with a focus on savings to make them realize farming as a sustainable and viable business can support their livelihood. Wewak, Papua New Guinea – Appreciating farming ... More >>

Afghanistan - To Avoid A Catastrophe, Agricultural Assistance Is Urgently Needed

Saturday, 20 November 2021, 6:42 am | FAO

Farmers and herders are vital if the country is to climb out of a hunger trap, says FAO Kabul/Rome - As the Afghan people confront widespread drought, the collapse of rural livelihoods and widespread economic upheaval, the Food and Agriculture Organization ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Regional Food Systems Dialogue – A Call To Action

Friday, 11 June 2021, 6:28 am | FAO

Bold new thinking and decisive action will be needed to reshape and re-engineer food systems in Asia and the Pacific to make them more responsive, more dynamic and more equitable to meet the nutritional and other needs of the most populous -- yet ... More >>

On World Food Safety Day, Adopt A One Health Approach To Ensure Food Is Safe To Consume

Monday, 7 June 2021, 5:31 pm | FAO

On World Food Safety Day, Everyone From Growers To Supply Chains To Consumers Across Asia And The Pacific Must Adopt A One Health Approach To Ensure Food Is Safe To Consume More than 600 million people, or 1 in 10, fall ill and 420 000 die each year from ... More >>

FAO Members Call For Action Against Food Loss And Waste In The World’s Hungriest Region – Asia And The Pacific

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 6:06 am | FAO

02/06/2021 Bangkok, Thailand – Food loss and waste is a major issue in the Asia and Pacific region and coordinated, strategic actions are needed to address the impact it is having on climate change, food security, and the region’s overall economy. ... More >>

Ensuring Biodiversity For Systematic And Sustainable Food Systems Transformation

Saturday, 22 May 2021, 5:31 am | FAO

21/05/2021 Bangkok As the world prepares for transformations to its food systems in order to feed a growing planet, nutritiously and in an environmentally sustainable way, maintaining biodiversity will be a critical element in that equation, a panel ... More >>

FAO’s Asia-Pacific Emergency Centre For Transboundary Animal Diseases: 5 Year Plan For Next Wave Of Zoonotic Diseases

Saturday, 15 May 2021, 5:17 am | FAO

14/05/2021 Bangkok, Thailand – As the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic continues to claim lives, ruin the health and livelihoods of millions across the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in South Asia at present, a team of veterinary scientists, epidemiologists, sociologists ... More >>

FAO And Lao People’s Democratic Republic Move Forward With Hand-in-Hand Initiative

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 6:07 am | FAO

FAO and Lao People’s Democratic Republic move forward with Hand-in-Hand Initiative to accelerate resource partnerships for sustainable agriculture and rural development 12/05/2021, Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic — The Minister of Agriculture ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission Convenes Amid COVID-19’s Continued Menace To World’s Fisheries Hub

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 5:28 am | FAO

05/05/2021, Bangkok, Thailand – The 36th Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) has wrapped up the first of its three-day biennial session, convened in its first all-virtual format, amid ongoing uncertainties created within fishery-food ... More >>

FAO Partnership And Liaison Office In Republic Of Korea

Friday, 9 April 2021, 5:49 am | FAO

08/04/2021, Seoul – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today officially launched operations at its Partnership and Liaison Office in the Republic of Korea in a move that will accelerate knowledge sharing, innovation ... More >>

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu Visits Thailand – With A Matchmaking Proposal

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 5:16 am | FAO

FAO Chief discusses partnerships, innovation and technology in Thailand’s food and agriculture sectors, with the Kingdom seen as a potential hub of excellence to help deliver the SDGs More >>

Partnerships with the private sector are vital

Sunday, 24 November 2019, 4:17 pm | FAO

Partnerships with the private sector are vital for boosting global food production and nutrition levels More >>

Urgent need to tackle overweight and obesity

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 12:11 pm | FAO

18/10/2019, Bangkok, Thailand – Poor dietary choices and sedentary lifestyles are leading the countries of Asia and the Pacific into a future of lower productivity and ballooning public health care costs, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization ... More >>

Major FAO climate change resilience project

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 2:58 pm | FAO

Green Climate Fund approves major FAO climate change resilience project in Pakistan The project is worth over $47 million and stands to directly benefit 1.3 million people 7 July 2019, Songdo, Republic of Korea - The Board of the Green Climate Fund ... More >>

Empowering family farmers is key

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 7:37 pm | FAO

04/04/2019, Jakarta, Indonesia – Innovation, access to rural credit – particularly for women – and improvements to rural social protection programmes are important tools to help family farmers in Southeast Asia improve their livelihoods and become ... More >>

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Monday, 12 November 2018, 4:23 pm | FAO

World Antibiotic Awareness Week – Emphasis on preventing antimicrobial misuse across the entire Asia-Pacific biosphere More >>

Call to tackle climate change to save our fisheries

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 5:33 pm | FAO

THERE needs to be quick and dramatic actions to address climate change to safeguard Pacific fisheries. More >>

African Swine Fever is ‘here to stay’

Friday, 7 September 2018, 7:32 pm | FAO

Asian countries warned that deadly African Swine Fever is ‘here to stay’ – utmost diligence required to avoid major damage to food security and livelihoods More >>

Outbreak of African swine fever

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 4:52 pm | FAO

28 August 2018, Rome/Bangkok - The rapid onset of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China, and its detection in areas more than one thousand kilometres apart within the country, could mean the deadly pig virus may spread to other Asian countries anytime, the ... More >>

Secure access to land critical to achieve an end to hunger

Monday, 28 May 2018, 2:21 pm | FAO

UN FAO and partners warn that secure access to land is critical to achieve an end to hunger and poverty in Asia and the Pacific by 2030 More >>





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