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New Agreement To Protect Vulnerable Family Farmers From Volcanic Eruptions Takes Shape

Friday, 19 June 2020, 7:20 am | Food and Agriculture Organisation

While increasingly unpredictable, and seasonal, climate-related disasters continue to cause massive hardships for farmers and their animals in Asia and the Pacific, the world’s most disaster-prone region, volcanic eruptions can cause catastrophe. ... More >>

FAO Warns Multiple Impact Of Viruses, Plagues And Economic Damage Will Fuel Hunger In Asia, Pacific

Friday, 29 May 2020, 8:12 am | Food and Agriculture Organisation

While the world fights to slow the spread of COVID-19, the worst pandemic experienced in a century, countries in South Asia are simultaneously responding to plagues of locusts, cyclones and a deadly livestock disease, all of which threaten to worsen More >>

FAO And UNEP To Launch The First Joint Edition Of The State Of The World’s Forests

Friday, 22 May 2020, 7:10 am | Food and Agriculture Organisation

The State of the World’s Forests 2020 has been produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the first time. As FAO and UNEP prepare to lead the United Nations ... More >>

COVID-19’s long shadow darkens the future in Southeast Asia

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 2:52 pm | Food and Agriculture Organisation

As COVID-19 continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Southeast Asia, additional concerns are being raised about the longer term health of the sub-region’s food systems – a complex matrix involving farmers, fishers, ... More >>

Green Climate Fund approves major grant to Nepal

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 7:59 am | Food and Agriculture Organisation

13/11/2019, Songdo, Republic of Korea – The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved more than USD 39 million in funding for a project that will build resilience and mitigate the effects of climate change to the benefit of nearly one million people ... More >>

Asia-Pacific region must move to strengthen aquaculture

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 8:07 am | Food and Agriculture Organisation

05/11/2019 Bangkok, Thailand – The Asia-Pacific region is taking important preparatory steps to strengthen the governance of aquaculture for sustainable development and future food security, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ... More >>

FAO to call for immediate action to tackle rising obesity

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 8:21 am | Food and Agriculture Organisation

Bangkok, Thailand – The regional office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Bangkok will convene a high-level meeting to call for immediate action to curb rising levels of obesity in Asia and the Pacific brought ... More >>

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares buoyed by RBA rate cut

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 9:13 pm | Food and Agriculture Organisation

July 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose as lower interest rates across the Tasman and cooling trade tensions between the US and China buoyed investor sentiment, underpinning demand for yield stocks such as Property For Industry and Contact Energy. More >>

African Swine Fever is rapidly spreading

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 8:50 pm | Food and Agriculture Organisation

FAO GIEWS Report – 2 July 2019 - East and Southeast Asia Focus African Swine Fever is rapidly spreading in East and Southeast Asia threatening food security and livelihoods of households relying on pig farming (full report: http://www.fao.org/3/ca5273en/ca5273en.pdf ... More >>

Clearing the road ahead to reach Zero Hunger

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 2:14 pm | Food and Agriculture Organisation

25/06/2019 Rome – Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger has slowed in Asia and the Pacific, despite strong economic advances, and highlighting the need for concerted policy actions to tackle the increasingly complex nature of ... More >>

World tuna trade conference: ensuring sustainable fisheries

Monday, 28 May 2018, 5:18 pm | Food and Agriculture Organisation

28/05/2018, Bangkok – A gathering of the global tuna industry and other stakeholders has heard that a coordinated effort is required to ensure a sustainable fishery that can help achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. More >>

Improvements to food safety and mitigating the effects of cl

Monday, 9 April 2018, 2:03 pm | Food and Agriculture Organisation

Countries of Asia-Pacific warned improvements to food safety and mitigating the effects of climate change on agriculture are critical to future food security, rural livelihoods and trade More >>

Fiji to host FAO Asia-Pacific Regional Conference

Saturday, 9 December 2017, 11:39 am | Food and Agriculture Organisation

Fiji to host FAO Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 8 December 2017, Suva, Fiji – The Government of Fiji has formally agreed to host the 34th FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ... More >>

Calls for responsible antibiotic use renewed

Monday, 13 November 2017, 7:58 pm | Food and Agriculture Organisation

Crowd-sourced good practices in agriculture production showcased More than a year after the urgent call by the United Nations for countries to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations renewed ... More >>

Improved access to agricultural biotechnologies needed

Monday, 11 September 2017, 7:32 pm | Food and Agriculture Organisation

Improved access to agricultural biotechnologies needed to help defeat hunger, malnutrition and poverty in the Asia-Pacific region 11/09/2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Smallholder farmers in the world’s hungriest and most populous region need greater access to ... More >>

Agri science & tech investment critical to defeating hunger

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 9:13 am | Food and Agriculture Organisation

13/12/2016 Hainan Province, China – In order to meet the world’s sustainable development goals of defeating hunger and poverty by 2030, governments and the private sector need to reenergize their agricultural science and technology research capacities, ... More >>

First Chicks Delivered on Viti Levu

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 4:41 pm | Food and Agriculture Organisation

Today, (Tuesday 20th April) on Viti Levu, 313 small farmers, including women will each take delivery of a box containing approximately 12 day-old chicks. More >>

Improved systems of agricultural statistics needed

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 10:20 am | Food and Agriculture Organisation

Improved systems of agricultural statistics needed in Asia-Pacific to help the region achieve its Sustainable Development Goals More >>

Thousands run to raise awareness on food loss and food waste

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 2:46 pm | Food and Agriculture Organisation

10/5/2015, Bangkok, Thailand – More than 4,000 dedicated runners have braved the summer heat in Bangkok to promote greater awareness of food loss and food waste in the “Run for Save Food” event organized by the National Jogging Association of ... More >>

FAO calls for emergency support for Vanuatu farmers

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 4:27 pm | Food and Agriculture Organisation

20 March 2015, Rome -- Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the main food and export crops, livestock, and fisheries infrastructure, FAO said ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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