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Youth train in Agribusiness in Samoa
Gaining knowledge in agriculture is crucial for young farmers to create job opportunities. A training workshop to build capacity of selected young farmers in agribusiness Management and contract farming which took place in Apia, Samoa. The workshop combines the efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to address employment challenges for the youth of Samoa and build the capacity...
Forestry management project for Solomon Islands moving ahead
2018 signifies a major push forward for the Integrated Forest Management Project in the Solomon Islands. Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) the project, which was approved in 2016, began implementation this year following the recruitment of most of the project personnel. The project is being implemented in country through FAO.    The project team with support from counterparts from the FAO Subregional Office in Samoa undertook four provincial and community...
New FAO-China South-South Cooperation Project Launched to Strengthen Fruit Value Chain in Sri Lanka
6 December 2018, Rome. The signing ceremony of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Tripartite Agreement between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the People’s Republic of China, and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka took place at FAO headquarters on 6 December 2018. The aim of this South-South Cooperation project is to help Sri Lanka boost the production and commercialization of fruit crops among the value chain...
Without preparing the ground, investments in agriculture will not contribute to ending malnutrition
Myanmar, Niger and ECOWAS report progress in developing an enabling environment for ensuring that efforts towards Zero Hunger achieve impact
29.11.2018 Bangkok, Thailand
Without preparing the ground, investments in agriculture will not contribute to ending malnutrition
Big investments in the rice sector can boost rice production and exports, but do not guarantee that people’s food security and nutrition will improve, policy experts on the sidelines of an IFPRI-FAO conference to accelerate an end to hunger and malnutrition warned today. “In order to accelerate towards ending hunger and malnutrition, more investments are needed, but investments on their own will not necessarily contribute to the solution, unless an enabling...
Nations urged to accelerate efforts to wipe out hunger and malnutrition
With hunger and obesity on the rise, a global forum aims to catalyze urgent action to end all forms of undernutrition by 2030
27.11.2018 Bangkok, Thailand
Nations urged to accelerate efforts to wipe out hunger and malnutrition
With rising levels of global hunger putting the goal of ending malnutrition in all its forms by 2030 in serious jeopardy, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have today launched aglobal conference aimed at urgently accelerating efforts to achieve Zero Hunger worldwide. After decades of impressive reductions in the numbers of undernourished people, hunger is again on the march. According to the latest report published jointly by FAO and four other UN agencies, about 820 million people on the planet are malnourished. “This is the third consecutive year that progress...
FAO joins hands with Thai government on its REDD+ program
On 21 November 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched its new Partnership with the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation (DNP) of the Royal Thai Government, on the forest and climate change program, widely known as REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation).  Through the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) of the World Bank, FAO has helped countries in all regions...
World Antibiotic Awareness Week – Emphasis on preventing antimicrobial misuse across the entire Asia-Pacific biosphere
New AMR publication launched and partnership expanded
12.11.2018 Bangkok, Thailand
World Antibiotic Awareness Week – Emphasis on preventing antimicrobial misuse across the entire Asia-Pacific biosphere
The global tripartite partnership calling for more responsible use of antibiotics in humans, animals and agriculture (including aquaculture and plant production) has announced it is widening its coverage to include the environment sector. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and World Health Organization (WHO) have expanded their partnership to counter antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through the addition of the United Nations Environment...
FAO helps Indonesian farmers and fishers recover after an earthquake and tsunami
More than 70 000 people to restore their food production for the long run
05.11.2018 Rome/Bangkok
FAO helps Indonesian farmers and fishers recover after an earthquake and tsunami
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a recovery programme to help more than 70 000 Indonesian farmers and fishers grow food and fish again following a series of disasters that just over a month ago devastated their lives. The country’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, a tsunami and then landslides wracked havoc on people’s homes and lands, and caused widespread loss of life and displacement.   Over the next three...
UN agencies raise alarm over weakened fight against hunger and malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific
World’s biggest region at serious risk of missing 2030 targets to end all forms of malnutrition—from hunger to obesity
02.11.2018 Bangkok, Thailand
UN agencies raise alarm over weakened fight against hunger  and malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific
Four specialized agencies of the United Nations today warned of a colossal human loss to Asia and the Pacific and its economies if countries in the region do not recommit themselves to ending all forms of malnutrition and achieving zero hunger by 2030. The warning came during the launch of a new regional report revealing that the reduction in the number of hungry and malnourished people – including children – has...
Vanuatu farmer receives Model Farmer Award
30.10.2018 Bangkok, Thailand
Vanuatu farmer receives Model Farmer Award
Samson Mahit Haiton, a farmer from Vanuatu, traveled to Bangkok recently as one of five recipients of the Model Farmer Award presented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). As countries around the world, including Vanuatu, wrapped up a week of observances in relation to World Food Day, FAO in the Asia-Pacific region convened a special ceremony to mark the achievements of farmers, fishers and pastoralists and...
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