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El Niño Exit Leaves Lasting Impact On Southeast Asia's Agricultural Systems, Stressing The Need For Preventive Measures

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 6:30 pm | UN FAO

A new brief by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)highlights that since February 2024, drier conditions have emerged in various pockets of the region, posing a threat to rice and wheat harvests and potentially delaying the onset ... More >>

Momentum For Gender-supportive Action & Investment Continues In Asia-Pacific

Monday, 11 March 2024, 7:31 pm | UN FAO

11/03/2024, Bangkok – Following on from last week’s high-profile advocacy of International Women’s Day, the momentum for action continued this week in Asia and the Pacific, with two UN agencies amplifying the calls for more action on investment ... More >>

Forty Asia-Pacific Countries Unite For An Agrifood Systems Transformation To Ensure Food Security Of Future Generations

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 8:37 pm | UN FAO

22/02/2024, Colombo – Forty countries from the Asia and Pacific region today agreed that transforming agrifood systems was imperative to providing food security for their children’s generation and beyond, the Food and Agriculture Organization of ... More >>

The Climate Crisis And Accessing Finance Top Agenda At APRC37

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 5:52 pm | UN FAO

The climate crisis and accessing finance top agenda at high-level gathering of Small Island Developing States, Least Developed Countries and Landlocked Developing Countries at APRC37 FAO hosts event where Ministers from the Asia-Pacific also discuss common ... More >>

Governments From Asia And The Pacific Gather To Review Lessons Learned From Pandemic And Environmental Crises

Monday, 19 February 2024, 6:42 pm | UN FAO

19/02/2024, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Government policymakers from across the vast Asia and Pacific region are meeting here this week to agree a pathway to reform their agrifood systems and accelerate recovery from pandemic and environmental crises, ... More >>

UN FAO Conference Convenes To Guide Recovery And Reforms Of Agrifood Systems In Asia-Pacific For Future Food Security

Wednesday, 31 January 2024, 7:57 pm | UN FAO

31/01/2024, Colombo, Sri Lanka – A major multilateral conference opened today in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo which aims to transform the Asia-Pacific region’s agrifood systems, after multiple human and economic crises have set back progress ... More >>

Ignoring The Need For Overhauling Our Agrifood Systems In The Asia-Pacific Region Would Seal The Fate Of Agenda 2030

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 11:04 pm | UN FAO

As the SDG deadline edges closer, ignoring the need for overhauling our agrifood systems in the Asia-Pacific region would seal the fate of Agenda 2030 18/12/2023, Bangkok – While some gains were made at the recent COP28 climate conference in ... More >>

FAO and partners join forces to mitigate the impact of El Niño in the ASEAN region

Friday, 15 December 2023, 7:46 pm | UN FAO

15/12/2023 Bangkok -- El Niño has made its presence felt in Southeast Asia and is projected to persist for at least the next three months. In July, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) officially declared the presence of El Niño conditions for the ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Sends A Strong Message To COP28

Friday, 17 November 2023, 7:20 pm | UN FAO

Transformation Towards An Inclusive And Resilient Agrifood System Is Critical To Achieving Global Climate Goals And Tackling Undernutrition 17/11/2023, Johor Bahru – An inclusive and resilient agrifood system is needed in the world’s most populous ... More >>

World Food Forum: Bridging technological gaps in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Small Island Developing States

Saturday, 21 October 2023, 7:14 am | UN FAO

Science and Innovation Forum event focuses on how to pave the way for investment and innovation in developing countries amid worsening impacts of climate crisis 19/10/2023 Rome - Making data, information, knowledge, investment and innovation available for ... More >>

Asia And The Pacific Is Advancing Inclusive Opportunities To Achieve An Agrifood Systems Transformation

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 7:58 pm | UN FAO

On International Day of Rural Women, Asia and the Pacific is advancing inclusive opportunities to achieve an agrifood systems transformation 17/10/2023, Bangkok, Thailand – Inclusive opportunities to break barriers to ensure gender equality, ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission encourages regional action to enhance management of nearly 20 percent of global forests

Sunday, 8 October 2023, 7:17 am | UN FAO

Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission encourages regional action to enhance management of nearly 20 percent of global forests 06/10/2023, Sydney – Action is needed to unlock the full potential of forests to achieve carbon-neutral economies in Asia ... More >>

FAO Asia-Pacific Science And Innovation Forum Highlights Community-led Climate Actions

Saturday, 2 September 2023, 7:48 pm | UN FAO

Need For Further Investments In Science, Technology And Innovation In Agriculture 31/08/2023 Incheon city - The Asia-Pacific Regional Science and Innovation Forum held today highlighted the need for investments and the active involvement of young ... More >>

FAO And European Union Launch A New Project To Transform Agrifood Systems In Fiji, Samoa And Solomon Islands

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 7:21 pm | UN FAO

31 July 2023, Suva – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Union are proud to announce the launch of a new project titled "Sustainable transformation of domestic agrifood systems in Fiji, Samoa, and ... More >>

Warning On El Niño In Asia-Pacific, Advocate For Better Prediction And Management Of Climate-Induced Displacement

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 5:51 am | UN FAO

FAO and IOM Issue Warning on El Niño in Asia-Pacific, Advocate for Better Prediction and Management of Climate-Induced Displacement Bangkok – The region braces itself as El Niño, the notorious climate phenomenon marked by Pacific Ocean surface temperature ... More >>

Promoting Highly-valued & Country-specific Foods Is Gaining Momentum For Domestic & Foreign Consumption In Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 6:46 pm | UN FAO

Regional event will bring together nutritional treasures from across Asia and the Pacific 19-20 July, in Dhaka Dhaka, 19 Jul 2023 -- With the world’s population larger than ever, and still growing rapidly, more nutritious foods need to be produced ... More >>

New Soil Atlas Of Asia Provides A Snapshot Of The Richness Of Soils

Friday, 14 July 2023, 6:07 am | UN FAO

From permafrost to peatlands, a comprehensive reference on soils in Asia is now available. 13/07/2023, Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Commission have launched the first ever Soil Atlas ... More >>

122 Million More People Pushed Into Hunger Since 2019 Due To Multiple Crises, Reveals UN Report

Thursday, 13 July 2023, 5:49 am | UN FAO

Latest research shows around 735 million people currently facing hunger, compared to 613 million in 2019 12/07/2023 – Rome/New York/Geneva – Over 122 million more people are facing hunger in the world since 2019 due to the pandemic and repeated ... More >>

FAO Welcomes Three New Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems In Iran And Japan

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 8:45 pm | UN FAO

Three new GIAHS sites in Asia announced, highlighting importance of building resilience, harnessing local biodiversity and tackling food security 06/07/2023, Rome - Three new sites in Asia are the latest to have been formally recognized as Globally Important ... More >>

As The Pace Of Urbanization Quickens In Asia-Pacific, So Too Does The Threat Of Urban Food Insecurity

Tuesday, 24 January 2023, 9:05 pm | UN FAO

24/01/2023, Bangkok – Asia’s cities are growing at such a fast pace that nearly 55 percent of the region’s enormous population is expected to reside in urban areas by 2030, and that will have equally enormous consequences for urban food security ... More >>





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