FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific


As an intergovernmental organization, FAO works with a large range of partners. To collectively address the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Pacific, the FAO regional office has a long-standing and close cooperation with:

In addition, the FAO regional office in Bangkok has been active in the promotion and strengthening of regional associations composed primarily of parastatal bodies drawn from the Asia-Pacific region such as:

In the Pacific, the FAO Subregional Office (SAP) works with national governments and other stakeholders to identify priority areas for national and regional assistance. The biennial meeting of FAO South West Pacific Ministers for Agriculture aligns FAO assistance with the priorities of the region.

FAO SAP works closely with the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) on various projects. They include the Pacific Expert Group on Food Security and Climate Change, established by FAO and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in October 2008. Three CROP agencies - the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and SPREP - have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with FAO SAP.