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On the margins of FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific
10 March 2016, Putrajaya, Malaysia - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today held a bilateral meeting with Lao's Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Phouang Parisak Pravongviengkham, on the sidelines of the 33rd Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC33), underway in Putrajaya, Malaysia 7-11 March.
 
The APRC is FAO’s regional governing body, bringing together Ministers of Agriculture and their senior officials from some 46
Photo: ©FAO/E. Amalore
Empowering smallholders and rural women and providing social protection are key to achieving food security in the region

10 March 2016, Putrajaya, Malaysia - While the Asia-Pacific region has shown remarkable progress in reducing poverty and hunger during the last 25 years, it can lead the world in the complete eradication of these scourges within the next 15 years, FAO's Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific heard today.   

During a keynote address to 46 Asia-Pacific Government Ministers and Heads of Delegation, FAO Director-General, José

Consultation takes place during FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific

9 March 2016, Putrajaya, Malaysia – The UN Food and Agriculture Organization today reported progress on a wide-ranging initiative to develop an action programme to help Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Asia and the Pacific improve food nutrition and security, along with rising and shared prosperity.


FAO is seeking guidance from small island developing states on an action programme. This consultation took place during the 33rd Session of

Talks at FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific

9 March 2016, Putrajaya, Malaysia – Representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) meet with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva during the 33rd Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC33), underway in Putrajaya, Malaysia 7-11 March.

The APRC is FAO’s regional governing body, bringing together Ministers of Agriculture and their senior officials from some 46 countries in the region.

Russia presented its new national report on nutrition as follow-up to ICN2

29 February 2016, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation and Head of Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being (Rospotrebnadzor) Anna Popova to discuss the ways to improve nutrition and food safety. The meeting was a part of the wider technical consultations between FAO and the Russian Federation on nutrition, food safety