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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...]

Malaysia, 15 Oct 2005 -- Kuala Lumpur, November 2005 – Agricultural and rural cooperatives representing millions of Asian rural poor must be provided skills, resources and institutional capacities to compete in international markets, FAO told senior Asian government decision makers and cooperative representatives here.Agricultural and rural cooperatives have a key role in poverty reduction in Asia where two-thirds of the world’s hungry people live, FAO Rural Development Officer Wim Polman told the 14-18 November 2005 [more...]

Thailand, 13 Oct 2005 -- The massive flooding this week in Central America has prompted the press and well-intentioned advocacy groups to blame the flooding following heavy rain from Hurricane Stan on excessive runoff caused by “extensive deforestation.” But in a report that seeks to separate fact from fiction when it comes to forests and floods, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) say [more...]

29 Sep 2005 -- Six new case studies relating to innovative practices on education and training of rural youth have been completed. The case studies include those undertaken on FAO's behalf by national consultants and included one each in Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and two in Samoa. The reports are currently being edited for publication by FAO.The case studies series are an outcome of FAO's participation at an Asia Productivity Organization (APO) Meeting [more...]