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Sea safety for fishers in Tokelau receive boost
Safety at sea improved significantly for the fishers in Tokelau with more than 40 sea safety grab bags provided by FAO.
27.04.2021 Apia, Samoa
Sea safety for fishers in Tokelau receive boost
An official handover of 42 safety at sea grab bags to the Government of Tokelau for local fishers in Tokelau took place on at the Tokelau Apia Liaison Office in Apia, Samoa. Safety at sea relates to the ability of a vessel to return to port —or more usually its island or village— at the completion of a voyage or trip. FAO recognizes that fishing is one of the most dangerous...
Historic opportunities for global action to eradicate poverty, end hunger and reduce inequalities
Director-General provides the FAO Council with updates on delivery and proposals for the way forward
26.04.2021 Rome
Historic opportunities for global action to eradicate poverty, end hunger and reduce inequalities
Addressing the 166th Session of the FAO Council today, Director-General QU Dongyu highlighted the ways the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been providing constant support to Members, including to overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Each of the decisions, activities and results shared with Council today are "not an isolated exercise, but part of an interlinked chain of progress," he said.  Alluding to the COVID-19 pandemic,...
Reviving Food Based Dietary Guidelines for the Marshall Islands
Revision of food based dietary guidelines that are specific to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is being undertaken by the RMI Government and FAO after laying dormant for over two decades. Two staff from the RMI Ministry of Health and Human Services (RMI MOHHS) documented a brief at a nutrition conference held in Fiji in 2018 that rekindled the interest of FAO in the original 1995 single-page RMI Nutrition...
Reviving Food Based Dietary Guidelines for the Marshall Islands
evision of food based dietary guidelines that are specific to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is being undertaken by the RMI Government and FAO after laying dormant for over two decades. Two staff from the RMI Ministry of Health and Human Services (RMI MOHHS) documented a brief at a nutrition conference held in Fiji in 2018 that rekindled the interest of FAO in the original 1995 single-page RMI Nutrition...
FAO improves the food security of South Pentecost communities in Vanuatu
The community of Bunlap, which a Kustomary Area in South Pentecost, Vanuatu is building its capacity and diversity in agroforestry production thanks to the Integrated Sustainable land and Coastal Management (ISLCM)/FAO project. In the second phase of the Tropical Cyclone (TC) Harold Livelihood Recovery Program for South Pentecost, the project team carried out a supervision mission to Ranwas, which is located in the Bunlap Zone. A total of 516 people have benefited...
FAO improves the food security of South Pentecost communities in Vanuatu
The community of Bunlap, which a Kustomary Area in South Pentecost, Vanuatu is building its capacity and diversity in agroforestry production thanks to the Integrated Sustainable land and Coastal Management (ISLCM)/FAO project. In the second phase of the Tropical Cyclone (TC) Harold Livelihood Recovery Program for South Pentecost, the project team carried out a supervision mission to Ranwas, which is located in the Bunlap Zone. A total of 516 people have benefited...
Samoa scientific research boosts COVID-19 and zoonotic disease detection
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague economies and societies across the globe, the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (SROS) maintains its commitment to strengthening and enhancing its contributions to Samoa’s nation-wide response. SROS’s COVID-19 diagnostic testing and research work have received critical reinforcement through the generous assistance from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with support from major donors of IAEA Member States and the Government of Samoa. Provided in response...
Samoa scientific research boosts COVID-19 and zoonotic disease detection
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague economies and societies across the globe, the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (SROS) maintains its commitment to strengthening and enhancing its contributions to Samoa’s nation-wide response. SROS’s COVID-19 diagnostic testing and research work have received critical reinforcement through the generous assistance from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with support from major donors of IAEA Member States and the Government of Samoa. Provided in response...
Sweden’s funding supports the most vulnerable food insecure farmers in Afghanistan
FAO to deliver emergency and resilience assistance to 168 000 vulnerable livestock owners and farmers
13.04.2021 Nili (Daikundi province)
Sweden’s funding supports the most vulnerable food insecure farmers in Afghanistan
Vulnerable farmers and livestock keepers and owners of the most food-insecure provinces of Afghanistan will benefit from the funding (USD 3.6 million) provided by Sweden for FAO to assist 168 000 people in Badakhshan, Daikundi, Nuristan, and Samangan provinces. This humanitarian response will protect agriculture-based livelihoods, build farmers and herders’ resilience to withstand future shocks like the expected drought-like impacts from La Niña, and improve their food and nutrition security. “In these difficult times,...
FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Republic of Korea
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today officially launched operations at its Partnership and Liaison Office in the Republic of Korea in a move that will accelerate knowledge sharing, innovation and agricultural transformation to improve diets and livelihoods across Asia and the world.   FAO’s Partnership and Liaison Office, located in Seoul’s Jongro District, will act as an important platform, whereby professional staff of the Republic of...