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Regional Initiatives

Zero Hunger Challenge

FAO is calling on member countries in the Asia-Pacific region to step forward with national campaigns to promote the Zero Hunger Challenge.

Blue Growth

Blue Growth is the long term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole, productive and sustainable natural resource management and utilization through a blue economy.

Regional Rice Initiative

Faced with growing threats to rice production, countries in Asia and the Pacific are engaging in a Regional Rice Strategy - Phase II. Rice is an important source of livelihood for millions of rural poor who work on rice farms as additional hired labour.

Value chains for food security and nutrition

Pacific institutions and national partners will be supported to improve the capacity of local food producers and related businesses to supply more food to domestic and tourist markets to meet demands for a balanced and nutritious diet.

Stories from the field

Smallholder tea producers benefit from small harmonized safety standards

The work of the FAO Intergovernmental Group on Tea in harmonizing the maximum residue levels has addressed and met the safety concerns of consumers but at the same time has reduced the cost of compliance to the safety standards.

Country highlights

Food and Nutrition Security Country Profiles

FAO works with member countries and partners to create Food and Nutritional Security Country Profiles for countries across Asia and the Pacific through the collection of existing data and the establishment of indicators