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Thailand, 16 Jan 2003 -- Bangkok - The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Thai ministry of agriculture and cooperatives today signed a project agreement dealing with meeting international food safety standards for the exports of fruits and vegetables as required by importing countries and set out by the WTO.Under an agreement signed with the Thai government today, the world food agency will offer its expertise to ensure that the production of fresh [more...]

24 Dec 2002 -- Bangkok - Hunger will remain a fact of life for many Asians as the slump in cereals production, including rice, is expected to continue in Asia and the rest of the world while population continues its inexorable rise, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says in its latest global food supply report.Although farmers in Asia and Europe are now likely to produce slightly more crops this year than earlier [more...]

Papua New Guinea, 11 Dec 2002 -- Bangkok – A new South-South Cooperation Tripartite Agreement was announced today under the Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).The South-South Cooperation Tripartite Agreement was signed by the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and FAO. Under the agreement, Filipino agricultural experts and field technicians will be sent to Papua New Guinea to assist the government with expansion of the SPFS for up to two [more...]

the Lao People's Democratic Republic, 15 Nov 2002 -- Vientiane - The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will assist Laos to popularise home food gardens to tackle high levels of chronic malnutrition in the Southeast Asian nation where nearly half of the children have stunted growth. Under an agreement signed with the Government of Lao PDR today, the world food agency will offer its expertise to improve household food security in one of the world’s poorest nations, where [more...]

30 Oct 2002 -- Bangkok ‑ With world rice consumption outpacing production, the 2002 global rice trade is set to cross the 25 million tonnes benchmark for the second time in history, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in its latest rice market report released today.Asia’s 2002 paddy crop is likely to fall to 535 million tonnes from 543 million tonnes last year, FAO forecasts in Rice Market Monitor – a reduction [more...]

Viet Nam, 14 Oct 2002 -- Today, the FAO Regional Office in Bangkok has issued the 2002 Y.S. Rao Award to five outstanding farmers from the Asia-Pacific Region. The farmers received the award from the minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, HE Sora-at Klinpratoom, during the 2002 World Food Day Celebration in Bangkok.Below please find the citation used during the ceremony to highlight the achievements of the farmer from Viet Nam.Xuan Mai Phan Thi, Viet [more...]

Thailand, 14 Oct 2002 -- Today, the FAO Regional Office in Bangkok has issued the 2002 Y.S. Rao Award to five outstanding farmers from the Asia-Pacific Region. The farmers received the award from the minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, HE Sora-at Klinpratoom, during the 2002 World Food Day Celebration in Bangkok.Below please find the citation used during the ceremony to highlight the achievements of the farmer from Thailand.Ireen Tatong, Thailand, outstanding fruit farmer [more...]

China, 14 Oct 2002 -- Today, the FAO Regional Office in Bangkok has issued the 2002 Y.S. Rao Award to five outstanding farmers from the Asia-Pacific Region. The farmers received the award from the minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, HE Sora-at Klinpratoom, during the 2002 World Food Day Celebration in Bangkok.Below please find the citation used during the ceremony to highlight the achievements of the farmer from China.Shi Guangyin, China, outstanding agroforesterShi Guangyin [more...]

Palau, 14 Oct 2002 -- Today, the FAO Regional Office in Bangkok has issued the 2002 Y.S. Rao Award to five outstanding farmers from the Asia-Pacific Region. The farmers received the award from the minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, HE Sora-at Klinpratoom, during the 2002 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.Genevieve Ichiro Rechelbang, Palau, outstanding [more...]

Sri Lanka, 14 Oct 2002 -- Today, the FAO Regional Office in Bangkok has issued the 2002 Y.S. Rao Award to five outstanding farmers from the Asia-Pacific Region. The farmers received the award from the minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, HE Sora-at Klinpratoom, during the 2002 World Food Day Celebration in Bangkok.Below please find the citation used during the ceremony to highlight the achievements of the farmer from Sri Lanka.K. M. Opananda, Sri Lanka, [more...]