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Rome – World rice production is expected to increase in 2008 by 12 million tonnes or 1.8 percent, assuming normal weather conditions, FAO said...
02 Apr 2008
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) for better formulation...
the Lao People's Democratic Republic, 12 Feb 2008
Afghanis near cereals self-sufficiency Rome - Afghanistan’s cereals production has doubled in the six years since the ouster of the Taliban regime, according to...
Afghanistan, 06 Aug 2007
Kathmandu - A series of natural disasters in 2006 and 2007 have severely impacted on crop production in Nepal, placing a significant number of...
Nepal, 26 Jul 2007
Asian agricultural cooperative leaders, senior government officials, biofuel experts and representatives of United Nations agencies will meet in Pattaya, Thailand on 5 and 6...
25 Jun 2007
Thailand and FAO are jointly formulating a national medium-term priority framework (NMTPF) - a planning and management tool which outlines how FAO can best...
Thailand, 18 Apr 2007
FAO forecasts a contraction in trade in 2006Rome - 2005 was a record breaking year for the world rice economy, according to the FAO...
07 Apr 2006
Global rice production expected to be 2.6 percent higher than last yearBangkok -- As prospects for this year’s rice harvests have improved substantially in...
08 Dec 2005
More investments needed in rural areasBeijing/Bangkok – Top priority should be given to improving access to quality education in rural areas – primary schooling,...
28 Nov 2005
FAO assessment to guide recovery and reconstruction plans for agriculture sectorRome – Direct and indirect losses to crops, livestock and irrigation infrastructure as a...
Pakistan, 16 Nov 2005