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Risk mitigation along poultry value chain to address avian influenza piloted
FAO consults stakeholders to implement risk mitigation measures
15.05.2018 Bangkok, Thailand
Risk mitigation along poultry value chain to address avian influenza piloted
With the continuing threat of avian influenza in Asia, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been involved in a series of consultations with key stakeholders in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam. The consultations were aimed at piloting risk mitigation measures along the poultry value chains in the four countries. Poultry consumption demand is projected to grow by more than 300 percent from 2000 to...
Asia-Pacific fisheries focus on resilience and sustainable blue growth
Members of the Asia-Pacific Fisheries Commission (APFIC) have vowed to scale up collective efforts to ensure that fisheries and aquaculture are managed in a responsible and sustainable manner, the commission announced today at its 35th Session, which has convened in Cebu, the Philippines. As a region, Asia and the Pacific produces most of the world’s fish. The region currently contributes over 55 percent of global capture fisheries and 90 percent of...
FAO urges Asia-Pacific media executives to become more active in helping to achieve the 2030 agenda for sustainable development
Public and private sector media organizations across Asia-Pacific should be encouraged to take a greater stake in helping the region achieve the world’s sustainable development goals, particularly SDG 2 on Zero Hunger, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said today. Participants at the 15th Asia Media Summit (ASM) heard that to achieve the SDGs, it would be helpful for media practitioners and media executives to become more directly involved in pushing...
FAO regional training aims to improve access to new tool for assessment of laboratories and AMR surveillance systems
Life saving medicines fail when bacteria become resistant to them, so countries are racing to battle these ‘bad bugs’ through improved surveillance systems to protect animals, people and livelihoods. Without global action, by 2050 the World Bank predicts the global economy will lose more than USD $6 trillion dollars annually because of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – that’s nearly 4% of Gross Domestic Product. And in just ten years’ time, AMR will...
FAO aid appeal to support Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh
As vulnerable communities brace for cyclones and monsoon season, the need to protect and restore livelihoods and reduce environmental impacts is critical
04.05.2018 Rome
FAO aid appeal to support Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an $8.3 million appeal to support Rohingya refugees and host populations - around 1.2 million people - in Bangladesh, as the onset of the cyclone season and monsoon rains is putting already vulnerable communities at even greater risk. The scale of the refugee crisis – nearly 900,000 refugees, more than double the local population of Cox’s Bazar – has placed significant pressure on...
Upskilling trainers to help tackle youth unemployment
Gaining knowledge and hands on experience in agriculture is crucial for young farmers to create job opportunities. The first of three training workshop for trainers took place at the MAF/Crops Division in Nu’u from April 4 – 5 this week. The workshops combines the efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), Samoa Federated Farmers Inc. (SFFI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to address...
Fiji partners with FAO and the European Union to build resilient and food secure communities
The project is part of an initiative supporting countries and regions prone to El Nino’s impacts
18.04.2018 Nadi, Fiji
Fiji partners with FAO and the European Union to build resilient and food secure communities
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Fiji have agreed to collaborate on a project to strengthen the resilience of communities vulnerable to extreme weather events and climate change. The agreement on ‘Strengthening climate resilience of communities for food and nutrition security' was signed on the side lines of last week’s FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific, in Nadi by the Fiji...
Production and consumption of brine shrimp (Artemia) in China and the region continues to rise but concerns about overharvesting require action
The brine shrimp Artemia is found in hypersaline habitats such as salt lakes and coastal salt pans worldwide. It is a major live food item and critically important for the nutrition of the larval stages of farmed fish and crustaceans. Moreover, it is an important test organism in a variety of life sciences today. Within the global landscape of Artemia biodiversity, exploitation and use, China is a key player, home to...
Focus on helping field workers cope with the heat
FAO calls for increased labour safety for difficult and dangerous agricultural and forestry jobs
17.04.2018 Rotorua, New Zealand
Focus on helping field workers cope with the heat
FAO has urged governments and the private sector to improve labour safety in agriculture and forestry, sectors whose back-breaking jobs are among the most dangerous. In a bidto reduce health risks and even death, FAO has published two papers mapping ways to improve worker health and safety. Released at the 6th International Forest Engineering Conference in New Zealand, both papers contribute to the quest for decent employment, an important goal...
FAO launches campaign to empower indigenous women in Asia and Pacific
Asia is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples on Earth, with an estimated 260 million of a total of 370 million original inhabitants worldwide, yet Asian indigenous peoples are among the poorest of the poor, often facing denial of rights, discrimination, marginalization and loss of control over their lands and natural resources. Within this context, indigenous women are the most vulnerable facing a “triple discrimination” on the basis of...