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In the Year of the Pig, UN’s FAO urges safer practices in livestock trade across the Greater Mekong Sub-Region
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has urged countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) to be vigilant in their inspection and monitoring of cross border trade of animal products as transboundary animal diseases (TADs) continue to pose health risks. Representatives from China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, as well as delegates from FAO, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and other stakeholders held recent talks in Bangkok on ways to work together to ensure safer practices to detect...
Denmark supports improving food security and nutrition in Afghanistan by providing USD 3 million
The Kingdom of Denmark through the Royal Danish Embassy in Kabul and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to provide emergency assistance to more than 142,000 drought-affected vulnerable livestock herders and pastoralists and their families in six of the worst drought-affected provinces of Afghanistan.  The six provinces are Ghor, Badghis, Herat, Kandahar, Helmand, and Daikundi. Under this project, vulnerable livestock herders in areas hardest hit by drought will receive high-quality animal feed as well as fodder crop seed, so they can protect and sustain their animals during the harsh winter. To keep animals free from parasites, the herders...
Japan donates $8 million to boost food and nutrition security in conflict–ridden Yemen
Putting agriculture back on track is crucial to avert famine in the country facing the world’s worst food crisis
31.01.2019 Rome
Japan donates $8 million to boost food and nutrition security in conflict–ridden Yemen
Japan has contributed over $8 million (JPY 891,000,000) to back FAO's work on enhancing food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable households in conflict-ridden Yemen, which is facing the world's largest humanitarian crisis.      This will be achieved through the provision of crucial agricultural inputs and services, including the distribution of cereal and legumes seeds, restocking of livestock, and the rehabilitation of irrigation systems and other agricultural facilities, using "cash...
Improving poultry health and management in three high-risk villages in Luangprabang, Lao PDR
Poultry producer groups have joined forces with the Northern Agriculture and Forestry College (NAFC) and relevant local authorities from Lao PDR to study the community poultry flock health management approach and associated disease risk reduction at the Puparn Royal Development Study Centre in North-east Thailand. The study centre provides comprehensive technical and academic training as models for farmers to implement in their own communities. Under a regional project on ‘evidence-based risk management along...
Solomon Island farmers and complete capacity building
Farmers and farmers’ groups in Guadalcanal, Malaita and Temotu provinces in Solomon Islands have recently completed trainings on improve production and farm management practices. Technical topics such as rapid multiplication on taro and yam, seed saving, nursery managements, soil fertility management, composting, farm management and record keeping were covered during these three “Master Class training” workshops organized in Guadalcanal, Malaita and Temotu. Training materials on the mentioned topics were developed and...
 Nearly six thousand Afghan farming families severely affected by drought targeted for emergency assistance by Republic of Korea and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
With the approval of the Government of Afghanistan, the Republic of Korea and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to provide emergency assistance to some 5 800 drought-affected vulnerable farming families in two of the worst drought-affected provinces, Ghor and Badghis. Under the terms of this new agreement, rural families in the most drought-affected areas are expected to benefit from the project which will...
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...
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