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Food Insecurity In Sri Lanka Likely To Worsen Amid Poor Agricultural Production, Price Spikes & Ongoing Economic Crisis

Monday, 12 September 2022, 7:12 pm | UN FAO

Nearly 30 percent of the population are experiencing acute food insecurity, and will likely deteriorate further unless urgent assistance is provided 12/09/2022 JOINT FAO/WFP NEWS RELEASE Colombo/Rome – An estimated 6.3 million people in Sri Lanka ... More >>

FAO Kicks Off Training On Sustainable Beekeeping In The Pacific

Thursday, 8 September 2022, 5:20 am | UN FAO

7 September 2022, Nadi/Apia – This week, FAO and Fiji Beekeepers Association kicked off the first-ever FAO training on sustainable apiculture for Pacific beekeepers and Government representatives. Taking place in the Fijian towns of Nadi and Rakiraki, ... More >>

FAO Ramps Up Support To Sudan Farmers As Starvation Threat Grows In East Africa

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 7:30 pm | UN FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is scaling up operations in Sudan, where 10.9 million people, 30 per cent of the population, are expected to need lifesaving support this year – the highest number in the past decade, the UN agency said on ... More >>

Three Sites In China Designated FAO Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems

Friday, 20 May 2022, 8:05 pm | UN FAO

Using traditional practices and knowledge while preserving biodiversity and ecosystems 20/05/2022 Rome - Three sites in China - an ancient tea-producing area, a nomadic livestock-rearing region and a rain-fed stone terrace farming system - were formally ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Countries Keen To Promote ‘One Country One Priority Product’ To Showcase Their Best Agricultural Products

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 6:08 am | UN FAO

10 May 2022, Bangkok – Countries across Asia and the Pacific are joining an initiative to promote and showcase the ‘best of the best’ of their special agricultural products – a move designed to ensure a high level of participation from smallholders ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Countries Discuss Ways Of Improving Nutrition, Lives And Livelihoods In The Wake Of The Global Pandemic

Friday, 11 March 2022, 7:17 am | UN FAO

FAO Regional Conference focuses on innovation and digitalization to tackle crop and livestock diseases as well as build resilience to climate and weather-related threats 10/03/2022 Dhaka/Rome – Ministers and high-level delegates from across ... More >>

High-level Delegation From Pacific Island Nations To Participate In 36th Session Of The FAO APRC

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 7:01 am | UN FAO

High-level delegation from Pacific Island nations to participate in 36th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (#APRC36) High-level delegation from Pacific Island nations among 46 countries in Asia-Pacific to participate in ... More >>

Forests Vital For Green Recovery In The Asia-Pacific Region

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 9:22 pm | UN FAO

22 February 2022, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – The ways in which forests can contribute to COVID-19 pandemic recovery will be in focus as FAO’s Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) meets this week. Leading forestry experts and policy makers from 34 member ... More >>

46 Countries In Asia-Pacific To Consider Recovery Plan After COVID-19 Dealt Heavy Blow

Wednesday, 9 February 2022, 7:50 pm | UN FAO

Forty-six countries in Asia-Pacific to consider recovery plan after COVID-19 dealt heavy blow to lives and livelihoods in region’s food and agriculture sectors  Advancing the application of innovation, science and digitalization to help an agrifood ... More >>

Small Island Developing States: FAO Convenes A Global Dialogue To Update On Latest Initiatives

Saturday, 5 February 2022, 6:48 am | UN FAO

Tonga volcanic eruption and tsunami throws the vulnerability of the countries into sharp relief as they struggle to reach Sustainable Development Goals 02/02/2022 Rome - The massive volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga last month, followed by last ... More >>

Tonga Volcanic Eruption: What Possible Impact On Agriculture And Fisheries?

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 6:41 am | UN FAO

FAO is gearing up to respond as needed, based on its experience with previous disasters in Tonga and elsewhere 21/01/2022   Rome - With the full picture of damage and needs after Tonga’s massive volcanic eruption and tsunami only gradually emerging, ... More >>

Number Of Hungry In Asia-Pacific Swells By More Than 50 Million Since The Arrival Of COVID-19

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 6:30 am | UN FAO

According to the 2021 Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition by FAO and UNICEF 15/12/2021 Bangkok, Thailand The state of food security and nutrition in Asia and the Pacific has worsened, as more than 375 million people ... More >>

FAO In Asia-Pacific Calls For Improvements To Early Warning Systems As Concerns Grow Over Evolving Avian Influenza

Friday, 10 December 2021, 8:29 pm | UN FAO

FAO in Asia-Pacific calls for improvements to early warning systems as concerns grow over evolving avian influenza and potential threat to humans 10/12/2021, Bangkok – Cases of avian influenza are rising globally, with 272 additional events of outbreaks ... More >>

UN FAO Urged To Abandon Controversial Pesticide Industry Partnership

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 7:20 am | UN FAO

More than 187,300 individuals sign global petition ROME, ITALY—Today, civil society and indigenous peoples organizations delivered more than 187,300 petition signatures from over 107 countries to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ... More >>

Aquaculture Is Key To Meet Increasing Food Demand, Says FAO

Friday, 24 September 2021, 5:49 am | UN FAO

Director-General QU Dongyu addresses Global Conference on Aquaculture Millennium+20 23 September 2021, Shanghai/Rome - Aquaculture is playing a critical role in global food production, but innovation and equity are required to ensure inclusive and sustainable ... More >>

Pacific Small Island Developing States Turn To Digital Technology For Better Health

Friday, 20 August 2021, 5:26 am | UN FAO

19/08/2021, Suva, Fiji – Residents in Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are turning to innovation and digitalization to tackle the growing problem of long-term poor dietary habits and the health concerns that often follow, such as stunting among ... More >>

FAO Joins The Sustainable Rice Platform

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 5:10 am | UN FAO

FAO joins the Sustainable Rice Platform with plans to develop partnerships for a next generation of sustainable rice projects in Asia and globally 29/03/2021, Bangkok – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today formally ... More >>

COVID-19 Reignites Drive For A “One Health” Approach To Tackle Preventable Illnesses

Thursday, 24 December 2020, 7:53 pm | UN FAO

COVID-19 Reignites Drive For A “One Health” Approach To Tackle Preventable Illnesses At The Animal-Human-Ecosystems Interface Stronger Together: FAO, OIE and WHO commit to joint multi-sectoral efforts in Asia and the Pacific As COVID-19 continues to ... More >>

FAO Releases A Comprehensive Guide To Sustainable Cricket Farming

Friday, 18 December 2020, 5:54 am | UN FAO

Consumer interest in edible insects has been rising in recent years and that has driven a traditional, but local, industry in Southeast Asia to expand to meet increasing global demand. To ensure the rapidly increasing supply can adequately respond to ... More >>

Experts Highlight The Importance Of Applying Digital Solutions And Big Data To Drive Agriculture & Empower Smallholders

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 6:17 am | UN FAO

Experts highlight the importance of applying digital solutions and big data to drive agriculture and empower smallholders in a post COVID-19 world Innovative digital technologies will drive agricultural outputs, fuel improvements to food quality and ... More >>





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