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On World Food Day, the future of migration and rural development is highlighted in the Asia-Pacific region
With more people on the move than in any other part of the world, the impact migration has on food security and rural livelihoods in the Asia-Pacific region is being closely examined during this year’s World Food Day. Of the world’s 815 million hungry people, more than 60 percent, or some 490 million of them, live in this region. Escaping poverty, or just seeking greater livelihood options, millions are migrating within...
Government ministers and experts gather for first Pacific Week of Agriculture – highlight on nutrition and food security
Global agricultural leaders will gather in Vanuatu next week for the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA 2017). Vanuatu is hosting the one-week event from 16 to 20 October in partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The intensive week of meetings will see international and regional participants explore innovations, discuss challenges and look for ways to protect and expand...
FAO with local authorities and partners tackling food safety across the Pacific
By Eriko Hibi, FAO Subregional Coordinator for the Pacific Islands
10.10.2017 Apia, Samoa
FAO with local authorities and partners tackling food safety across the Pacific
Growing concerns across other Pacific Island countries about human wellbeing has led to increased attention being paid to improved food safety and nutrition.  Consumers, food vendors, restaurants, universities to governments are all paying more attention to the role they can play in keeping us safe.  With World Food Day (Monday, October 16) just around the corner, I thought I would draw you attention to the role my Organization, FAO has...
Nabalasere Ecotourism Forest Park launched in Fiji
The new and upgraded trail for the Nabalasere Ecotourism Forest Park was officially launched by the Minister for Forests, Honorable Osea Naiqamu on Friday 29th September.   Work on the upgrade and improvement of the forest trail is through a partnership between the Nabalasere village community and the Fiji Government, which began in 2015 and supported through funding by the Global Environment Fund under the Forest and Protected Area Management...
Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries
But sweeping transformations needed to unlock their potential to help feed and employ a younger, more crowded planet - new report
09.10.2017 Rome
Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries
Millions of young people in developing countries who are poised to enter the labour force in the coming decades need not flee rural areas to escape poverty, argues a new FAO report published today.Rural areas actually have vast potential for economic growth pegged to food production and related sectors, The State of Food and Agriculture 2017 says. And with the majority of the world's poor and hungry living in these areas, achieving...
Statistics key to agriculture sector development
The Ministry for Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), the Samoan Bureau for Statistics (SBS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have been working together to improve agriculture sector information and statistics for Samoa. The importance of up-to-date and reliable data on the agricultural sector was reiterated at the Statistics Methods Training Workshop which is being conducted at MAF this week. In his opening remarks the CEO of MAF, Tilafono...
FAO welcomes new officer to Samoa
25.09.2017 Apia, Samoa
FAO welcomes new officer to Samoa
The FAO Subregional Office of the Pacific Island is pleased to welcome Ms Anna Tiraa, Natural Resources Management/Climate Change Officer.A national from the Cook Islands, Anna will lead technical work and partnership building on climate change and natural resources management within the Pacific Subregion, particularly with proposal preparations and negotiations related to the Green Climate Fund (CGF).Anna brings over 20 years conservation/environmental/climate change work experience in the Cook Islands and...
Giving new life to degraded lands in Small Island Developing States
An FAO partnership with Google is helping collect and analyse land degradation data
15.09.2017
Giving new life to degraded lands in Small Island Developing States
Speeding up efforts to reverse or prevent land degradation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is vital in the next few years if the Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved. That was the message at an event hosted by FAO this week during the 13th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP13) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). An assessment of degraded lands in Small Island Developing...
Vanuatu to host first Pacific Week of Agriculture
Vanuatu is expecting up to 200 delegates once the country hosts the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) from 16 to 20 October 2017. The figure has been revealed by organizers in Port Vila who are optimistic PWA, which will combine for the first time, two key regional agriculture meetings – the Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services meeting organized by the Pacific Community or SPC, and the Ministers of Agriculture...
Vanuatu to host first Pacific Week of Agriculture
Vanuatu is expecting up to 200 delegates once the country hosts the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) from 16 to 20 October 2017. The figure has been revealed by organizers in Port Vila who are optimistic PWA, which will combine for the first time, two key regional agriculture meetings – the Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services meeting organized by the Pacific Community or SPC, and the Ministers of Agriculture...
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