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The Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) has called for more effective management of the trawl sector in Asia, which balances the need to sustain marine...
Danang, Viet Nam, 22 Sep 2012
While mud crab farming based on collection from the wild has probably taken place for hundreds of years, farming of mud crabs is a...
Bangkok, 30 Mar 2012
A three-day, Asia-wide consultation of experts organized by FAO opened today in Bangkok: the consultation focuses on the potential impacts of agricultural investment on...
Bangkok, 18 Jan 2012
FAO and ESCAP are calling for entries of case studies that document best practices of existing and innovative as well as cost-effective and sustainable...
Bangkok, 09 Dec 2011
A UN Food and Agriculture Organization programme that helps local communities in Mongolia to protect their own forests is being seen as a model...
Bugat, Mongolia, 07 Nov 2011
Over 150 small-scale fishers in Sri Lanka’s Puttalam district will benefit from safety equipment distributed by the FAO Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme for South...
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22 Jul 2011
The Forest Management Bureau (FMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of the Philippines is awarded the prestigious Edouard Saouma Award...
Manila/Bangkok, 27 Jun 2011
Timor-Leste has joined the Asia Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) to become the 21st member of the regional fisheries advisory and consultative body.APFIC is an...
Bangkok, 22 Jun 2011
“Climate change may cause unprecedented disruptions to aquatic and coastal systems upon which many millions of Asian people depend. It is vital that governments...
Kathmandu, 27 May 2011
As interest in bioenergy production continues to grow, FAO is promoting the use of a new methodology designed to help policymakers weigh the pros...
Rome, 17 May 2011