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30 Nov 2004 -- Many FAO member countries still struggle with the impact of new technologies on how they exchange information related to Food Security.In response to this crucial challenge, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is strengthening the AGRIS network by increasing partnerships with key national and regional institutions.AGRIS, the international information system for the agricultural sciences and technology, was established by FAO in 1975 and brings together more [more...]

the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 23 Nov 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 and require external aid to support more than a quarter of its 23.7 million people, two United Nations agencies said today. A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) projected domestic cereals availability in the 2004/05 marketing year (November-October) [more...]

Thailand, 18 Oct 2004 -- Bangkok – Today, the FAO Regional Office in Bangkok has issued awards to five outstanding farmers from the Asia-Pacific Region. The farmers received the awards from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn during the 2004 World Food Day celebration in Bangkok.Below please find the citation used during the ceremony to highlight the achievements of the farmer from Thailand.Marasri Singsawak – rice farmer, Thailand“A meal without rice isn’t really a meal,’’ says [more...]

Niue, 18 Oct 2004 -- Bangkok – Today, the FAO Regional Office in Bangkok has issued awards to five outstanding farmers from the Asia-Pacific Region. The farmers received the awards from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn during the 2004 World Food Day celebration in Bangkok.Below please find the citation used during the ceremony to highlight the achievements of the farmer from the Pacific island of Niue.Uhotau Pasisi – fisher, NiueUhotau Pasisi, a 64 year old [more...]

Indonesia, 18 Oct 2004 -- Bangkok – Today, the FAO Regional Office in Bangkok has issued awards to five outstanding farmers from the Asia-Pacific Region. The farmers received the awards from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn during the 2004 World Food Day celebration in Bangkok.Below please find the citation used during the ceremony to highlight the achievements of the farmer from Indonesia.Onah Lasmanah – agroforestry, IndonesiaBack in 1997, when men in her Indonesian village of [more...]

Bhutan, 18 Oct 2004 -- Bangkok – Today, the FAO Regional Office in Bangkok has issued awards to five outstanding farmers from the Asia-Pacific Region. The farmers received the awards from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn during the 2004 World Food Day celebration in Bangkok.Below please find the citation used during the ceremony to highlight the achievements of the farmer from Bhutan.Kaka Dema – highland farmer, BhutanTwenty-two year old Kaka Dema comes from the tiny [more...]

China, 18 Oct 2004 -- Bangkok – Today, the FAO Regional Office in Bangkok has issued awards to five outstanding farmers from the Asia-Pacific Region. The farmers received the awards from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn during the 2004 World Food Day celebration in Bangkok.Below please find the citation used during the ceremony to highlight the achievements of the farmer from China.Tou Shenglian – dryland farmer, ChinaA Muslim farmer’s daughter from Ningxia Huizu autonomous region [more...]

16 Oct 2004 -- “Biodiversity for Food Security”, the theme of this year’s World Food Day, reflects our planet’s richness and the key to ending hunger that this great diversity represents.However, the world’s biodiversity is under threat and this could severely compromise global food security. FAO estimates that about three-quarters of the genetic diversity of agricultural crops have been lost over the last century. As a consequence, the food supply becomes more vulnerable, there [more...]

27 Sep 2004 -- Virus will not be eradicated in the near future, FAO/OIE say – new FAO guidelines published, supported by OIEBangkok ‑ The avian influenza epidemic in Asia is a “crisis of global importance” and will continue to demand the attention of the international community for some time to come, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said in a joint statement today. Recent [more...]

Afghanistan, 16 Sep 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 joint report issued today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). More than six million Afghans will need food and non-food assistance in the coming year. Drought conditions are particularly acute in the west, southwest and south of the [more...]