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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...]

12 Oct 2002 -- This year’s World Food Day Celebration at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok will take place on 14 October 2002. Guests invited to the function include the prime minister and minister of agriculture and cooperatives from Thailand, high-ranking government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, staff of international organizations based in Bangkok as well as academics and representatives from NGO’s and foundations. The programme of [more...]

28 Aug 2002 -- Bangkok – Adverse weather conditions could affect Asia’s paddy harvest in 2002 but this is unlikely to reduce rice exports with India and Myanmar emerging as major international suppliers, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a new rice market report released today.FAO’s latest Rice Market Monitor (August 2002), which tracks trends in global production, trade and prices, has revised upwards by 6 million tonnes its 2002 world [more...]

26 Aug 2002 -- Ulaanbaatar - As if clearing by poor farmers, uncontrolled forest fires and destructive logging practices weren’t enough, the rich forests of the Asia-Pacific region are now being threatened by aliens. Alien invasive species, that is. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), a wide array of aggressive, rapidly-reproducing, and highly mobile plant and animal species are invading the forests of the Asia-Pacific region. Some, such [more...]

Thailand, 23 Jul 2002 -- Bangkok – Thailand, with Southeast Asia’s fastest growing demand for milk that is fed mainly by imports, today signed an agreement with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve production and marketing by small dairy farmers in the country.Under a technical cooperation project (TCP/THA/2802) signed with the Government of Thailand on 23 July 2002, the world food and agriculture body will provide training and technology to enable small [more...]

20 Jun 2002 -- Bangkok, 20 June 2002 (Food and Agriculture Organization) – Competitive prices, timely monsoon rains and surplus stocks have set India on course to become the world’s second largest rice exporter this year after Thailand, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a new global rice market report released here today.Lower export prices coupled with yet another anticipated bumper paddy harvest and the expected surge in imports by Indonesia [more...]

12 Jun 2002 -- Rome – Worried about a likely rise in sea levels, destructive fishing practices and globalisation, top leaders of Pacific island nations attending a UN food security summit here have sought international action to help them tackle these threats.The Heads of State and Government of Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tonga reminded the 183 nations gathered at the 10 to 13 June 2002 World Food Summit: five years [more...]

11 Jun 2002 -- Rome – Accusing rich nations of practising double standards, Asian nations have urged world leaders at a UN food security summit here to help create a level playing field so that developing countries can also take advantage of global trade liberalisation.Leaders of prominent Asian trading nations have told the 10 to 13 June 2002 World Food Summit: five years later (WFS: fyl) convened by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization [more...]