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Striking a balance on developing bioenergy

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 4:19 pm | FAO

17 March 2015, Bangkok, Thailand  – While the price of fossil fuels has seen a considerable fall in recent months, demand for bioenergy products is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, alongside the growth of crops for food, a senior ... More >>

Agriculture bears major brunt of disaster impacts - report

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 2:09 pm | FAO

17 March 2015, Sendai, Japan - Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from a new FAO study released here today at the UN World Conference for Disaster ... More >>

Pacific move to sustainable intensification of aquaculture

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 11:06 am | FAO

Countries in Asia and the Pacific move forward with ecologically sustainable intensification of aquaculture to help feed a rapidly growing, fish-consuming world More >>

Feeding the world through advancements in e-Agriculture

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 3:36 pm | FAO

3 March 2015, Bangkok, Thailand – Guidelines to improve the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in agriculture – gains which could bring innovation in agricultural technology, ensure more efficient food production, mitigate ... More >>

Asia/Pacific prepare for new global climate-change agreement

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 11:35 am | FAO

Bangkok, Thailand, 24 February 2015 – Representatives from some 20 Asia-Pacific countries have moved a step closer in developing their national strategies for action in anticipation of a new global agreement on climate change expected to be finalized ... More >>

FAO work toward improvements in global food security

Saturday, 7 February 2015, 11:09 am | FAO

UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Japan’s University of Tsukuba pledge to work together toward improvements in global food security More >>

Nepal launches National Zero Hunger Challenge

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 12:31 pm | FAO

Kathmandu, Nepal, 19 December 2014 – The Government of Nepal, with the collaboration and support of the United Nations, today launched a national Zero Hunger Challenge, a major initiative to eradicate hunger in the Himalayan country by 2025. More >>

Rice exports surged in 2014 setting a new record – FAO

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 12:30 pm | FAO

Bangkok, 18 December 2014 – Bumper crops and a surge in demand for rice, particularly in the Far East, have resulted in 2014 recording the highest rice export figures ever, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today. More >>

Asia’s graduating scientists urged to solve food security

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 11:58 am | FAO

Bangkok, Thailand, 17 December 2014 – Nearly 300 of Asia’s brightest, newly graduated university students and doctoral candidates could one day find the answers to feeding an ever growing world, a senior official with the UN’s Food and Agriculture ... More >>

FAO praises government for early typhoon warnings

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:22 pm | FAO

Manila, Philippines, 9 December 2014 – Philippine farmers and fishers have felt the full force of typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) which has now swept through seven regions of the country, including the Visayas and MIMAROPA areas that were ... More >>

More research into application of climate-smart agriculture

Friday, 28 November 2014, 12:15 pm | FAO

More research and the application of climate-smart agricultural approaches critical to head off the turmoil of a food-insecure world – FAO More >>

Indian Ocean Tsunami, need for agricultural resilience

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:34 pm | FAO

Ten years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the need for increasing resilience of agricultural livelihoods against disasters is a major lesson learned – FAO More >>

Japan strengthens food security in Afghanistan

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 12:34 pm | FAO

Japan strengthens food security in Afghanistan with a donation of US$ 18 million to help combat the threat of animal diseases – nomad community key beneficiary More >>

Thailand: Possible Top World Rice Exporter by 2015

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 2:29 pm | FAO

Global rice production in 2014 could drop for first time in five years but reserves remain ample More >>

FAO: More Aquaculture Production Needed

Friday, 3 October 2014, 3:56 pm | FAO

Bangkok, Thailand – 2 October 2014 – Six countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the world’s largest consumer of fish products, have come together to draft a work plan on the sustainable intensification of aquaculture for ‘blue growth,’ the ... More >>

5 Countries Consider Implementation of Zero Hunger Challenge

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:20 pm | FAO

Bangkok, Thailand – 29 September, 2014 – The Zero Hunger Challenge in Asia and the Pacific has taken another important step toward implementation, FAO announced today. More >>

Championing the development aspirations of island states

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 4:03 pm | FAO

As we approach 2015, it is time for a final push to reach the Millennium Development Goals and to set the development agenda that will come next. The post-2015 agenda will have to be truly inclusive and ambitious to guide the sustainable development ... More >>

FAO Submitted Draft Plan of Action in Support of ASEAN

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 4:08 pm | FAO

FAO Submitted Draft Plan of Action in Support of ASEAN Vision, Objectives And Strategies for Cooperation in Food, Agriculture And Forestry towards 2025 More >>

Sustainable hybrid rice strategy for Asia

Friday, 4 July 2014, 4:02 pm | FAO

With the right strategy and approaches, hybrid rice development in Asia has great potential to achieve a breakthrough in stagnating rice yield growth, and would help produce additional food for a hungry world, a senior FAO official said today. More >>

Irish Minister visits FAO recovery projects

Saturday, 22 March 2014, 1:00 pm | FAO

Irish Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello visited an FAO rice seed project funded by the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and witnessed the positive impact of Ireland’s financial support on the livelihoods of typhoon-affected ... More >>