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UN FAO and partners warn that secure access to land is critical to achieve an end to hunger and poverty in Asia and the Pacific by 2030
Addressing fairly the challenges of land tenure for hundreds of millions of people in Asia and the Pacific is a critical step that policy makers must take if the region is to meet the 2030 deadline for zero hunger and eradication of poverty, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and partners warned today. Access to land is fundamental for the food security and well-being of rural people...
World tuna trade conference hears of global determination to ensure sustainable fisheries
A gathering of the global tuna industry and other stakeholders has heard that a coordinated effort is required to ensure a sustainable fishery that can help achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The 15th INFOFISH World Tuna Trade Conference and Exhibition opened today in the Thai capital, Bangkok. The three day conference covers a wide range of topics on resources, fisheries management, markets and new technologies. It is also focusing on...
Asian Farmers’ Association (AFA) 8th General Assembly
As the fight against hunger forges ahead there remain 815 million people who do not have enough nutritious food to eat. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working for zero hunger by 2030. Supporting small holder and family farmers is critical to achieving that Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger within that time. “Throughout the world, family farmers play a crucial socio-economic, environmental and cultural role...
Tokelau learns from Samoa
24.05.2018 Apia, Samoa
Tokelau learns from Samoa
A team from Tokelau experienced firsthand Samoa Biosecurity measures as part of a training workshop held from May 15 - 18 in Apia. The team consisted of members from the Department of Economic Development Natural Resources and Environment (EDNRE) who traveled from Tokelau to attend the workshop.   “Tokelau faces challenges to increase local food production for food and nutrition security. Agricultural production in Tokelau is relatively small as it...
Pro-resilience projects launched for Fiji
Initiatives to help address the impact of the drought on rural communities in Fiji will be further strengthened with assistance from the European Union (EU) worth FJD 12.5million. The EU in partnership with Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, today jointly launched two projects which will enable the communities in the rural areas to cope and become more resilient to...
Training workshops on Planning and Implementing Contract Farming Operations in Tonga
The Government of Tonga, GroFed and FAO are furthering their partnership to promote contract farming as a means to coordinate links between farmers and agribusiness firms. A Contract Farming training workshop on – planning and implementing Contract Farming operations in Tonga – was held from April 18 – 20 in Vavau’u, Tonga. The training included a half day field visit. A total of 26 participants from the Ministry...
Supporting a coordinated Samoa Food Cluster
The Food Security Cluster (FSC) is committed to saving lives through the coordination of the food security response in major emergencies. Effective coordination is only possible through close cooperation with partner organizations. The cluster provides the guidance at the country level that supports a broad base and timely response.   FAO Food Security Cluster Export, Peter Nuttall was deployed in Samoa recently to provide an analysis for planning and building...
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...