Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Hiroyuki Konuma

FAO Regional Representative for Asia-Pacific

Asian rice surplus to continue through 2014 – carry over for ninth consecutive year
FAO revises upward global rice production for 2013

Bangkok, Thailand, 10 Apr 2014 – Despite climatic shifts and natural disasters plaguing some rice producing countries, the 2013 season has produced more rice than expected, adding to the ninth straight year of rice surplus or ‘carry over,’ the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today.   As farmers in many countries, particularly in Asia, begin the last harvests of the 2013 season, [...]

April 01, 2014
13:30 - Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok
Attend the High-level Panel on Evaluation and the Post 2015 Development Agenda
March 31, 2014
11:00 - UNESCO, Bangkok, Thailand
FAO briefing on Status of Global and Regional Food Security, and Future Outlook
March 26, 2014
12:00 - Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel by Marriott, Bangkok, Thailand
Media briefing on Animal Diseases in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
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Hiroyuki Konuma, a Japanese national, holds a Master of Science Degree (M.Sc.) in Agricultural Science from Tsukuba University in Japan. He has been with FAO for over 30 years. [...]

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