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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...
School Nutrition Education Programmes in the Pacific Islands
Many challenges including urbanisation, globalisation and climate change have resulted in significant changes to the food environment, and consequently the health of Pacific Island populations. Many Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) currently face both chronic undernutrition and micronutrient deficiency, such as iron deficiency anaemia, with growing rates of obesity. Nine of the top ten countries in the world with the highest prevalence of diabetes are in the Pacific region. Under...
Youth and community farmers train in Agribusiness
Youth and community farmers in Manono are gaining knowledge in agriculture, which is crucial to creating job opportunities. A three-day training workshop to build capacity of selected young and community farmers in agribusiness Management and contract farming ithat took place in Manono tai, Samoa. Experienced trainers from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) stressed employment challenges for the you...
 Visiting students learn about food systems in Samoa
Geography undergraduate students from from the University of New South Wales, Australia recently visited the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Subregional office while on a study tour to learn about food systems and the role of FAO in Samoa. Assistant FAO Representative, Mr Philip Tuivavalagi welcomed the students and explained the long-term commitment FAO has to mainstreaming food security and nutrition. “Achieving food security for all is at the heart of...
UN FAO presents awards to “Model Farmers” from five countries of Asia-Pacific – Our actions to improve food systems in response to rising hunger will determine our future
Awards presented on FAO’s behalf by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
19.10.2018 Bangkok, Thailand
UN FAO presents awards to “Model Farmers” from five countries of Asia-Pacific – Our actions to improve food systems in response to rising hunger will determine our future
As countries around the world wrap up a week of observances in relation to World Food Day, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the Asia-Pacific region has convened a special ceremony to mark the achievements of farmers, fishers and pastoralists and their innovative work to feed an increasingly hungry world. On behalf of FAO, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, presented FAO Model...
ASEAN Member States and UN FAO agree five-year plan to strengthen cooperation in agriculture and forestry and combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing
The ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have pledged to collaborate with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in order to strengthen cooperation for improvements to agriculture and forestry. The ASEAN Member States, with a combined population of more than 640 million – some 140 million more inhabitants than the European Union – is the preeminent intergovernmental organization in Southeast Asia, with a...
Join the antimicrobial resistance pledge
10.10.2018 Bangkok, Thailand
Join the antimicrobial resistance pledge
The annual World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) will be celebrated this year from 12 to 18 November with various coordinated activities around the world. This year’s theme will focus on promoting the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The regional WAAW celebrations in Asia-Pacific will kick off on 12 November with select public stakeholders invited to attend the formal opening. The WAAW celebration is the global campaign to raise awareness...
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