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14 Nov 2005 -- Trend of losses reversed into annual net gain of 633 000 hectaresBangkok – The trend of net losses in forest coverage during the 1990s in the Asia-Pacific region has been reversed owing to large-scale forestation programmes, FAO said today.Key findings of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 (FRA 2005) released today by FAO indicate that the Asia-Pacific region has altered a net loss of forests of around 1 275 000 [more...]

09 Nov 2005 -- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pleased to announce on behalf of the Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) Steering Group, the release the new IMARK website located at: www.imarkgroup.org. The new website now offers online access to self-paced e-learning modules which have previously been available only on CD ROM. Learners can now register and take the IMARK module "Management of Electronic Documents" in English or [more...]

02 Nov 2005 -- The 5th EFA High-Level Group Meeting will be held this year in Beijing, China, from 28 to 30 November. According to UNESCO some 40 ministers of education and ministers of international cooperation will attend the meeting.Following the statement expressed in the "Dakar Framework for Action" (paragraph 19), a High-Level Group on Education for All is convened annually by the Director-General of UNESCO as a lever for political commitment and technical [more...]

01 Nov 2005 -- A high profile public event, the Asia-Pacific regional observance of World Food Day was organized by the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok on 17 October. Chaired by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, two Thai Privy Councillors and the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives were in attendance together with senior government staff, Bangkok-based ambassadors of member countries and heads of development partners and UN system organizations, [more...]

27 Oct 2005 -- The E-Network on Strategic Planning and Management of Water Resources in Asia and the Pacific is a joint initiative of the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). The E-Network represents an effort to bring the world water vision to the regional and national levels through the partnership of UNESCAP and FAO, born from their [more...]

Indonesia, 24 Oct 2005 -- FAO will assist to draw up a national bird flu control campaign 24 October 2005, Bangkok/Rome – FAO will assemble an emergency team of experts in Indonesia to help the country embark on a new phase of the battle against avian influenza at source in poultry, the UN agency announced today. “The serious bird flu situation in Indonesia, where several human death cases have been recorded recently, requires a strong [more...]

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presented FAO awards to four Asia-Pacifc farmers
Vanuatu, 17 Oct 2005 -- Bangkok - Today, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presented FAO awards to four Asia-Pacifc farmers for outstanding contributions in the areas of agricultural science (India), mixed crop and livestock farming (Mongolia), high land farming (Thailand) and aquaculture (Vanuatu). The celebration took place during the World Food Day observance at the FAO regional office in Bangkok. The citation of each of the farmers is given below. Photo's of the [more...]

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presented FAO awards to four Asia-Pacifc farmers
India, 17 Oct 2005 -- Bangkok - Today, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presented FAO awards to four Asia-Pacifc farmers for outstanding contributions in the areas of agricultural science (India), mixed crop and livestock farming (Mongolia), high land farming (Thailand) and aquaculture (Vanuatu). The celebration took place during the World Food Day observance at the FAO regional office in Bangkok. The citation of each of the farmers is given below. Photo's of the [more...]

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presented FAO awards to four Asia-Pacifc farmers
Mongolia, 17 Oct 2005 -- Bangkok - Today, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presented FAO awards to four Asia-Pacifc farmers for outstanding contributions in the areas of agricultural science (India), mixed crop and livestock farming (Mongolia), high land farming (Thailand) and aquaculture (Vanuatu). The celebration took place during the World Food Day observance at the FAO regional office in Bangkok. The citation of each of the farmers is given below. Photo's of the [more...]

Former Hmong opium grower becomes Thailand’s 2005 model farmer
Thailand, 16 Oct 2005 -- Khun Kha Taechalertphana of Nong Hoi Kao village, in Chiang Mai province, has been selected as Thailand’s model farmer on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of FAO’s foundation in Quebec, Canada, and the 25th World Food Day.The FAO award of model high land farmer was presented today to Khun Kha by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn during the Asia-Pacific regional observance of World Food Day at the [more...]