Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Economic, Social and Policy Assistance


VISION:  Enabling socio-economic environment for productive, sustainable and equitable agricultural and rural development and food security in the Asia-Pacific Region.

MISSION STATEMENT:  Bringing together interdisciplinary expertise to (i) support and provide statistics, information, analysis and policy assistance for agricultural and rural development and food security that is timely, relevant and gender-sensitive; and (ii) strengthen national and regional capacity for informed decision-making.

The group brings together a range of core technical expertise and works together towards fulfillment of its vision and mission.


News
Despite climatic shifts and natural disasters plaguing some rice producing countries, the 2013 season has produced more rice than expected, adding to the ninth...
Bangkok, Thailand, 10 Apr 2014
Countries across Asia and the Pacific have called on the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to help them collect better data and...
Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 25 Feb 2014
Farmers across Asia and the Pacific could soon have access to new and innovative technologies that would help them meet the region’s demand for...
Bangkok, Thailand , 12 Dec 2013

Recent Publications
A regional rice strategy for sustainable food security in Asia and the Pacific
RAP Publication - 2014/05
The State of Food and Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific 2014
RAP Publication - 2014/04
 
Upcoming Meetings
Date
Title Location
17 - 18 Jul 2014 Second Meeting of ASEAN Ad Hoc Task Force on Developing New Vision on Food, Agriculture and Forestry (ATF-FAF) towards 2020 Bangkok, Thailand

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