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Bangkok - Global paddy production in 2004 is estimated at 611 million tonnes, 27 million tonnes higher than in 2003 and close to the...
20 Dec 2004
Chronic hunger plagues 852 million people worldwideRome/Johannesburg/New York/Santiago/Stockholm/Tokyo - Hunger and malnutrition cause tremendous human suffering, kill more than five million children every year,...
08 Dec 2004
PYONGYANG/ROME ­- Despite its best harvest in ten years, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will post another substantial food deficit in 2005...
the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 23 Nov 2004
Rome – Afghanistan’s agriculture has suffered widespread crop failure caused by below average rains as well as plant and animal diseases, according to a...
Afghanistan, 16 Sep 2004
Bangkok – Part of a far-reaching strategy to address poverty and food security in Thailand, cooperation with BAAC focuses on building rural self-help groups,...
Thailand, 09 Sep 2004
Vientiane – Rural women in Asia are critical human capital for achieving food security and poverty reduction in the region, an FAO statement said...
the Lao People's Democratic Republic, 31 Aug 2004
Bangkok – China will send 36 agricultural experts and technicians specialized in agronomy, irrigation, livestock and fisheries, to eight Pacific Island nations, FAO announced...
08 Jul 2004
Ministers agree on need to restructure agriculture in the regionBeijing – Thirty-three Asia-Pacific countries wrapped up two days of ministerial level talks on food...
21 May 2004
Beijing - "Growth in agriculture is an essential component of poverty reduction and food security strategies", said Jacques Diouf, FAO director-general, to a gathering...
18 May 2004
Rice livelihoods and food security will also be discussedBeijing – Despite solemn commitments made by governments to reduce the number of undernourished people by...
14 May 2004