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Visit of 9 ASEAN Secretariat Officials to FAO to promote its administrative and operational capacity -- FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative, Hiroyuki Konuma, welcomes visiting officials from the ASEAN Secretariat to FAO's Regional [...]
FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is now also home to a hydroponic demonstration garden! It’s clean, it’s relatively green and it can help feed a hungry planet. Family and small scale hydroponic gardens can grow almost anywhere pro [...]
Consultation on Partnerships between FAO and Universities in Bangkok (15 May 2014, 09:00-12:00hrs -- FAO RAP) As part of the continued efforts in promoting partnerships to eradicate hunger, poverty and malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific, FAO Regio [...]
14 March 2014 - China, Mongolia, FAO sign South-South Cooperation agreement (Phase II) during APRC. From left to right: Khaltmaa Battulga, Minister for Industry and Agriculture, Mongolia, Percy Misika, FAO Representative for Mongolia, José Graziano da Si [...]
14 March 2014 - Ulaanbataar: Mongolia joins the Save Food Asia-Pacific Campaign. Cutting the ribbon, from left to right, is Percy Misika, FAO Representative for Mongolia, H.E. Khaltmaa Battulga, Minister for Industry and Agriculture, Government of Mongol [...]
FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Hiroyuki Konuma, today presented an award to Makiko Uemoto, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, [...]
Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO Asia-Pacific chief, meets with Robert Hackman, University of California at Davis Research Professor and Associate Professors Prakitpunthu Tomtitchong and Patcharapa Thaweekul of Thammasat University’s Faculty of Medicine. They discu [...]
FAO and World Food Programme Asia-Pacific teams meet to discuss on-going joint efforts to reduce hunger in the region and how to best meet the food needs of people suffering from hunger- 20 September 2013.
Bangkok, Thailand, 29 Aug 2013 -- Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO ADG/RR(C), briefs Carmen Moreno, Spain's Ambassador to Thailand (R) on the successful results achieved by the Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme for South and Southeast Asia. Spain funded the pr [...]
Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO ADG/RR with Indian President P.K. Mukherjee at M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) Silver Jubilee event. Also pictured: Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah, Kerala Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy and MSSRF Head, M.S. Swaminathan.
H. Konuma, Asia-Pacific chief of FAO, meets with Yukol Limlamthong, Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Dato` Tajuddin bin Abdul Rahman, Malaysian deputy minister of Agriculture during a major regional consultation on gender equality in the food & agriculture.
H. Konuma, FAO Chief, talks with Ahmed Shafeeu, Maldives Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, and Dato’ Tajuddin bin Abdul Rahman, Malaysian Deputy Minister of Agriculture at a regional consultation on gender equality in the food & agriculture s
On 14 June 2013, Vili A. Fuavao, FAO DRR presented his accreditation as FAOR for Timor Leste to the Timore Leste Minister of State and of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation H.E. Jose Luis Guterres
UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, Noeleen Heyzer and FAO ADG/RR for Asia-Pacific, Hiroyuki Konuma write their commitments to the Zero Hunger Challenge at a special exhibit launching the campaign in Asia and the Pacific.
FAO Chief H.Konuma participates the Zero Hunger Challenge launch UN officials Jan Eliasson and Noleen Heyzer. Timor-Leste PM Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, Solomon Islands PM Gordon Darcy Lilo, and Thai Dep. PM Yukol Limlamthong also attended.
26 Apr 2013: FAO explained the growing need for greater investment in agriculture to boost rural incomes and reduce hunger. The briefing took place at a side event held during the ESCAP Regional Conference.
FAO Chief Hiroyuki Konuma briefs Ambassadors and senior embassy officials from some 25 FAO member countries on FAO’s new Medium Term Plan (MTP) 2014-17 and its Programme of Work and Budget (PWB) 2014-15.
H. Konuma, FAO Chief, opens a meeting promoting under-used indigenous food crops such as Sago. As the world faces future food security challenges and widespread chronic hunger, crops such as these could play a bigger role in reducing hunger.
The Asian Football Confederation and FAO join together to reduce hunger across Asia.
Saudi Arabia’s Mansour Ateeq S Alharbi, of Al Ahli and Korea’s Kwak Tae Hwi of Hyundai, present a cheque to help Asia’s 563 million hungry people as part of the Asian Football against Hunger campaign.
Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant Director General and Regional Representative for FAO, and Ingill Ra, Social Responsibility Director of the AFC, present a Stop Hunger plague to Saudi Arabia’s Mansour Ateeq Alharbi, of Al Ahli and Korea’s Kwak Tae
During the ACL final between Al Ahli and Ulsan Hyundai, fans saw players publicly pledge their support to the Asian Football against Hunger campaign to help 563 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition in Asia.
Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant Director General and Regional Representative for FAO, and Ingill Ra, Social Responsibility Director of the AFC, hold a news conference explaning the joint FAO-Asian Football Confederation Stop Hunger.
Mr Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific offers a contribution to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in support of her many charitable initiatives.
Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, delivers welcoming remarks at the 15 October 2012 World Food Day ceremony at FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is greeted by Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, upon her arrival to attend the 15 October 2012 World Food Day ceremony at FAO Bangkok
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn signs the book of honoured guests during the 15 October 2012 World Food Day ceremony at FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn addresses the 15 October 2012 World Food Day ceremony at FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand
Press Conference: ADB/FAO/IFAD/WFP High Level Regional Consultation on Policies to Respond to High Food Prices, 1-2 October 2012, Plaza Athenee Hotel
Group photo taken at the ADB/FAO/IFAD/WFP High Level Regional Consultation on Policies to Respond to High Food Prices, held at the Plaza Athenee Hotel, during 1-2 October 2012
Joint Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives/FAO/OIE press conference, at the Foreign Correspondent's Club of Thailand, Bangkok, 21 June 2012: MInister Theera Wongsamut (right) and Hiroyuki Konuma (left) on the podium addressing journalists on the
HE Surin Pitsuwan delivers the keynote speech at the 2010 World Food Day Observance held in Bangkok on 18 October 2010
On 18 October 2010, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presented FAO awards to four Asian farmers, from left to right, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Nepal and Timor-Leste during World Food Day celebrations in Bangkok
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn receiving the 2010 World Food Day medal from Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific – 18 October 2010
During his courtesy visit to Afghanistan, Mr Hiroyuki KONUMA, Assistant Director General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific (left) meet H.E. Ismael Khan, Minister of Energy and Water for Afghanistan (right)
FAO and Afghanistan Government have signed Country Programming Framework which defies priorities of FAO assistants to Afghanistan
The launching of the 1 billion hungry took place in Tepipara High School campus in Sreepur of Gazipur district
Seeds of a salt-tolerant rice variety, mungbean, watermelon, maize, cowpea and vegetables together with fertilizers were distributed in Khulna’s Dakope and Tala upazilas in December 2009 to small and marginal farmers in cyclone Aila affected areas
Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen visits FAO stand during National Fish Day 1 July 2011
The Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme (RFLP) supported Cambodia’s National Fish Day 1 July 2011 in recognition of the importance the sector plays in supporting livelihoods as well as the need to better manage natural resources
A four-day workshop held 2-5 November in Siem Reap looked at best practices for mainstreaming gender in the fisheries sector
In his opening remarks at Asia-Pacific Policy Forum on Regional Trade Agreements and Food Security, Mr Konuma emphasized the importance of food security challenges alluding to high and volatile food prices – Beijing, China, 25 October 2011
FAO Assistant Director-General Hiroyuki Konuma delivers the keynote speech at the International Food Security Summit in Indonesia - 8 February 2012
During an interview with Reuters. The global food supply and demand balance is tight but the situation is not as severe as in 2008 because there are sufficient stocks of food grains. – Tokyo, Japan, 14 January 2011
Press briefing at the Foreign Correspondence Club of Thailand on Food security and agricultural situation in DPR Korea -- 15 September 2011
In Ban Sen Phan, Boualapha district, Khammouan province, local farmers suffer from the current June 2010 drought, the worst in their lifetimes
During April 2010, improved rice seeds were distributed to 11 380 households in five southern provinces of Lao PDR that were affected by the devastating typhoon Ketsana
Mr Zhang Jilong, Acting President for Asian Football Confederation (AFC) handover the contribution of US$413 000 to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in attempt to use football in the global fight against hunger – 29 July 2011
FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Hiroyuki Konuma, meets with TUVDENDORJ Sharavdorj, Minister for Industry and Agriculture, Mongolia, in the capital Ulaanbaatar. During the meeting Mr Konuma was presented [...]
FAO Regional Representative for Asia and Pacific Mr Hiroyuki Konuma and FAO Ambassador of Goodwill Mr Carl Lewis visit Environmental Animal Health Management Initiative (EAHMI) project management office at Bureau of Animal Industry – 11 April 2012
FAO Goodwill Ambassador Carl Lewis and Chief of FAO for Asia and the Pacific Hiroyuki Konuma visit IRRI on 10 April 2012
An FAO project advocated the sharing the principles of Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR) as a low-cost strategy, in collaboration with the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Bagong Pagasa Foundation
Republic of Korea
Mr Konuma shares his view on Food Security situation to a group of students from CheongShim International Academy, Republic of Korea
Visit by a lively group of 58 students from CheongShim International Academy, Republic of Korea
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presented FAO award to model farmer from Republic of Korea
Courtesy visit Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development on 10 July 2014
Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia-Pacific, accompanied by Beth Crawford, FAO Representative in Sri Lanka, visit the FAO/EU project on Integrated Irrigation and Agricultural Livelihood Development in Kilin [...]
Deliver opening address at the Regional Symposium on Sustaining Small Scale Vegetable Production and Marketing Systems for Food and Nutrition Security at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao, Bangkok, Thailand
Briefing to Representatives of Brunei Darussalam and Singapore
Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Asian Institute of Technology and FAO
17 Dec 2013: Deliver keynote address at the Launch of Guiding Framework for Achieving Zero Hunger Challenge in Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand
16 Dec 2013: Deliver opening remarks at Regional Workshop to Promote Agro-Industrial Policy Measures for Micro, Small and Medium Food Processing Enterprises in the Asian Region at Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
Meeting with professors and students from University of British Columbia and Thammasat University on Sufficiency Economy and Sustainable Livelihood
FAO Asia-Pacific Chief, Hiroyuki Konuma (R) joins Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Commerce, Nattawut Saikuar (C) and France’s Ambassador to Thailand Thierry Viteau (L) to promote the concept of Geographical Indication (GI). The GI is being promoted thro [...]
FAO's Deputy Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Vili A. Fuavao, receives climate change trophy from Vichet Kasemthongsri, Thailand's Minister of Natural Resources and Environment - 26 September 2013.
Visit by professors and students from Kinki University
Meet and greet professors and students from University of Tsukuba
Meet with professors and students from Mie University, Kurashiki University and Thammasat University
Tarina looking at art Work: A National World Food Day student drawing competition was held at the FAO booth, with artwork based on the WFD theme - Agricultural Cooperatives: key to feeding the world.
Young primary school artist Krit Nititham of Vajiravudh College wins 1st Prize in FAO World Food Day drawing contest
Thai agriculture and cooperatives officials and the head of FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific open a 3-day festival celebrating National World Food Day.
At a World Food Day event in Bangkok, (L to R) Hiroyuki Konuma, ADG/RR, Yukol Limlamthong, MOAC Minister, and Somchai Channarongkul, Director-General, Co-op Promotion Dept., visit FAO booth
Thailand celebrated World Food Day at a festive 3-day event at Bangkok Metropolitan Administration featuring 96 agricultural cooperative booths selling Thai agriculture and food items.
At the Bangkok National World Food Day celebration Hiroyuki. Konuma, FAO ADG/RR, Yukol Limlamthong, Thai Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister (MOAC) and Somchai Channarongkul, Director General, Co-op Promotion Depart., visit co-op booths.
Japanese professionals and students from 2012 Cambodia Study Programme visited FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Nippon Foundation and FAO - 3 September 2012
A group of Waseda University and Thammasat University students visit FAO on 28 August 2012
A group of Assumption University graduate students visit FAO on 16 May 2012
"Global and regional food security situation and future prospects, and emerging issues" presents by Chief of FAO Hiroyuki Konuma to the Assumption University graduate students at FAO Regional Office, Bangkok-- 16 May 2012
Mr Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant Director General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific and Mr Carl Lewis, American former track and field athlete and now FAO Goodwill Ambassador, visit IRRI on 10 April 2012
Mr Hiroyuki Konuma at opening session of Regional Workshop on the use of Mobile Technologies for Food Security, Agriculture and Rural Development – 3 April 2012
Mr Hiroyuki Konuma at a successful Regional Symposium on High Value Vegetable in Southeast Asia: Production, Supply and Demand – Chiang Mai, Thailand , 24 January 2012
An FAO Exhibition booth at the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek, Chiang Mai, from 14-26 December 2011
The Dairy Promotion Organization of Thailand joined hands with FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO RAP) and the Department of Livestock Development in celebration of World Milk Day in Bangkok on 1 June 2011
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously granted permission to Mr Hiroyuki Konuma to attend an audience with Her Royal Highness upon assuming the new appointment. – Bangkok, Thailand, 1 September 2010
Discussion with Mr Suwit Khunkitti, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment for Thailand on progress of Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) and cooperation between the Ministry and FAO under Global Environmental Fund (GEF). – 29 June 2010
Domingos Pires, a model fisher from the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste presents a gift to HRH in Bangkok on 18 October 2010
Presentation at the 31st Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific, Hanoi, Viet Nam – 12 March 2012
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