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FAO Thailand issues food-related coronavirus prevention guidelines to consumers, policy makers and local authorities
ข้อความหลักจากองค์การอาหารและเกษตรแห่งสหประชาชาติ (FAO) เกี่ยวกับประเด็นความมั่นคงและความปลอดภัยทางอาหาร สำหรับประชาชนทั่วไป เจ้าหน้าที่ระดับท้องถิ่น และผู้กำหนดนโยบายของรัฐในช่วงที่มีการระบาดของโควิด-19
20.04.2020 Bangkok, Thailand
FAO Thailand issues food-related coronavirus prevention guidelines to consumers, policy makers and local authorities
Key messages on food security and food safety for residents, policy makers and local authorities of Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) General public: สำหรับประชาชนทั่วไป There is no need to hoard or excessively stockpile foods at home. Thailand is, at its heart and in its culture, an agricultural country and COVID-19 has not directly affected food production. ไม่ควรกักตุนอาหารและเครื่องอุปโภคบริโภคเกินความจำเป็น เนื่องจากประเทศไทยเป็นประเทศเกษตรกรรมที่มีกำลังการผลิตอาหารเพียงพอต่อความต้องการของผู้บริโภคภายในประเทศ อีกทั้งโควิด-19 ไม่ได้ส่งผลกระทบโดยตรงต่อการผลิตอาหาร Shop sensibly –...
Joint statement on nutrition in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic  in Asia and the Pacific
Governments and partners across the Asia-Pacific region are acting to protect citizens from Coronavirus disease –2019 (COVID-19). These crucial efforts will save many lives. However, measures needed to slow the transmission of the disease are resulting in hardship for many vulnerable families. In particular, COVID-19 pandemic is having worrying impacts on household incomes, food supply chains, health services and schools. The Asia United Nations Network on Nutrition, comprising FAO, WFP, WHO...
UN funds emergency relief in response to Pacific Islands Category 5 tropical cyclone
This statement was issued by UN CERF – Central Emergency Response Fund
13.04.2020 New York
UN funds emergency relief in response to Pacific Islands Category 5 tropical cyclone
UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock today announced the release of US$2.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to get lifesaving aid to thousands of people affected by Tropical Cyclone Harold in Vanuatu, in the South Pacific Ocean. Tropical Cyclone Harold made landfall in Vanuatu on 6 April on the island of Espiritu Santo, before hitting the Solomon Islands, Fiji and Tonga. Initial assessments suggest as much as...
Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences joins forces with FAO to support sustainable agriculture and rural economies
Supporting smallholder farmers through technological innovation
07.04.2020 Rome/Nanjing
Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences joins forces with FAO to support sustainable agriculture and rural economies
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) have signed a partnership agreement which foresees joint efforts to support smallholder farmers through technological innovation.   The collaboration will focus on developing sustainable, resilient and efficient food systems across urban and rural areas, and sharing knowledge and technologies with developing countries through FAO's South-South and triangular cooperation framework.    "The Jiangsu Academy of...
Major FAO-led, EU-funded project in Papua New Guinea gets down to work
Work is getting underway in Papua New Guinea this month in FAO’s biggest European Union-funded, single country, UN multi-partner project worldwide. The EURO 82 million (USD 89 million) FAO-led project “External Action for Support to Rural Entrepreneurship, Investment and Trade in Papua New Guinea” (STREIT PNG) will support and strengthen sustainable agricultural chains with emphasis on benefitting rural women and youth in Papua New Guinea. “FAO’s headquarters, and indeed the FAO Asia-Pacific...
Mitigating impacts of COVID-19 on food trade and markets
Joint Statement by QU Dongyu, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Roberto Azevedo, Directors-General of FAO, WHO and WTO
31.03.2020 Rome/Geneva
Mitigating impacts of COVID-19 on food trade and markets
Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. As countries move to enact measures aiming to halt the accelerating COVID-19 pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on the food supply or unintended consequences on global trade and food security. When acting to protect the health and well-being of their citizens, countries should ensure that any trade-related measures do not...
Secretary IT and FAO Representative Virtually Sign an MoU
Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddique, Secretary IT & Telecommunication and Ms. Minà Dowlatchahi, FAO Representative virtually signed a memorandum of understanding while sitting in Pakistan and Rome, Italy respectively. The arrangement was adopted to thwart any delay imposed by worldwide social distancing in the wake of COVID-19.  Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddique said that agriculture is the mainstay of Pakistan’s economy as it contributes around 20 percent in the overall...
FAO donates medical supplies to China to combat COVID-19
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has donated critical medical supplies to the Chinese government to support its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, two batches of supplies were sent from Beijing and Shanghai to Wuhan – the epicenter of the outbreak in Hubei Province – on 12 and 13 March. As of 12 March, in Hubei Province, there were still more than 13,000 confirmed cases...
Research and agricultural innovation in Lao People’s Democratic Republic benefiting smallholders
While Lao PDR is a comparatively small country in Asia it has an impressive track record in agricultural research and recent organic innovation. At the Lao PDR Rice Research Center, just under an hour’s drive from the capital, a team of researchers in white coats and hair nets, inspect samples of many different rice varieties. In fact, the RRC has identified more than 14,000 varieties of rice in Lao PDR –...
Keeping Samoa safe from African Swine Fever
African swine fever (ASF) is a contagious viral disease that affects pigs and wild boars with a near 100 percent fatality rate. ASF is not transmissible to humans hence; it is not a direct human health concern. However, this alarming disease has economically impacted Asia with millions of pigs culled in China and Vietnam in an effort to control the disease. The threat of ASF reaching the Pacific is real despite...