Information note on the outcomes of the technical consultation on prevention and management of Fusarium wilt disease of banana

Fusarium wilt disease, caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc), is among the most destructive diseases of banana. A new race of the fungus known as Tropical Race 4 (TR4) has been affecting severely banana plantations in Southeast Asia and recently it has...[more]

10th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee

Wednesday (22 October): The 10th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) of the Rotterdam Convention will take place at FAO HQ from 22 – 24 October 2014, back-to back with the 10th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) of the Stockholm...[more]

Farmers Field Schools (FFS): Strengthening capacities at sub-regional level

Farmers Field Schools (FFS) employ participatory learning processes to enhance capacities of rural communities to improve food production and livelihoods, tailored to local needs. FFS were initiated in Asia over 20 years ago in the context of FAO and Government led efforts on...[more]

Road mapping pesticide risk reduction for the Pacific region

In the Pacific Island countries and territories, the consequences of the rising use of chemical pesticides, including but not limited to misuse, are a threat to the health of both humans and ecosystems. Adverse impacts range from contamination of the natural resources to...[more]

SHARP E-Discussion

New FAO tool to empower farmers in self-assessing their climate resilience [more]

Enhancing participation of developing countries in international pesticide standard setting activities

FAO plays an important role in setting international pesticide standards which contribute to the reduction of risks associated with the use of pesticides and to the promotion of sustainable agricultural production. FAO pesticide specifications provide an international point of...[more]

Monitoring SHPFs in Latin-America

The Rotterdam Convention Secretariat, through FAO Country Representatives and Designated National Authorities (DNAs), organized, conducted and completed the “Implementation of the Rotterdam Convention” project MTF/GLO/145/UEP, in Nicaragua, El Salvador and the Dominican...[more]

Fusarium Wilt TR4 - The Caribbean Carries Out Awareness-Raising and Training Activities

Fusarium wilt TR4 is currently not present in the Americas (including the Caribbean and Latin America) and it is essential to keep this disease out of the region. Currently, global banana production is seriously threatened by the re-emergence of a Fusarium Wilt caused by the...[more]

Pollination in apple orchards in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya region

In the Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) region of Asia, apple production is a major agricultural activity, and is one of the most important crops. Worth approximately US$500 million/year, and for some farmers, up to 80% of total family income derives from apple production....[more]

International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition

FAO will host an International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition from 18th to 19th September to explore recent scientific research and knowledge and promote open dialogue while showcasing existing experiences and programs on Agroecology. The event brings...[more]

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