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Guidance on realizing real water savings with crop water productivity interventions

2021, 60 p.

This FAO and Future Water publication contains clear and practical guidelines on how to implement ‘real’ water savings in agriculture through interventions for enhancing crop water productivity. A distinction is made between real water savings and ‘apparent’ water savings. 


Organic foods – Are they safer?:Food safety technical toolkit for Asia and the Pacific

2021, 40 p.

While organic agriculture may relate to a set of different improved practices, the term organic in and of itself is not a guarantee of food safety. 


Strategic Programme for Agriculture, Fisheries and Agribusiness Development in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (SPAFAD-BARMM)

2021, 22 p.

The priorities for technical cooperation between FAO and the BARMM regional government from 2020 to 2022 are to uplift the well-being of the Bangsamoro people by improving their food security and nutrition, and bring about rural progress in the Bangsamoro Region.


Food fraud – Intention, detection and management: Food safety technical toolkit for Asia and the Pacific

2021, 44 p.

This document describes the key aspects of food fraud, and discusses a set of measures that food safety authorities can take in order to stop the long-lasting problem of food fraud.


Food allergies – Leaving no one behind: Food safety technical toolkit for Asia and the Pacific No. 4

2021, 45 p.

Food allergies can be lethal. This document illustrates some examples of current practices to establish labelling regulations for food allergens, with a focus on the Japanese case, which was the first country to establish a national regulation to address the topic.


Climate-smart livestock production: A practical guide for Asia and the Pacific

2021, 50p.

Examples of CSL solutions focusing on the efficient use of natural resources include higher yields per hectare, higher water productivity, efficient use of low carbon energy, and the reduction of waste along the value chain.


Society, economy and forests: The unfolding forest transition in China and the lessons for the future

2021, 44 p.

The paper provides a comprehensive assessment of the changes witnessed in the forest sector in China during the last three decades and the key drivers that have contributed to the country’s forest transition.


Iran and FAO

2021, 2 p.

This flyer gives an overview of the collaboration between the Government of Iran and FAO.


2020 Asia Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition: Maternal and Child Diets at the Heart of Improving Nutrition

2021, 120 p.

The 2020 report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the Asia and Pacific region, provides an update on progress towards the 2030 targets (SDGs and WHA) at the regional and country level. Selected indicators look at undernourishment, food insecurity, childhood stunting, wasting and overweight, adult overweight, child minimum acceptable diet, exclusive and continued breastfeeding, and anaemia in women and children.


 Rapid Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on Food Supply Chains in the Philippines 

2021, 98 p.

This report looks at rural livelihood and agricultural market chains as a critical component of the country’s food security capacity, and the related effects to it of the community restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Information and communication technologies for small-scale fisheries (ICT4SSF) - A handbook for fisheries stakeholders

2020, 114 p.

The aim of this report is to present evidence towards how ICT4SSF might enable and support the implementation of the FAO’s Voluntary SSF Guidelines. We present case studies of ICT4SSF initiatives in different use areas to identify key themes and reflect on successes and failures.


Guidance on Sustainable Cricket Farming: A Practical manual for farmers and inspectors

2020. 84 p.

The manual provides practical guidance to cricket farmers, and a systematic framework to monitor farming practices and ensure food safety and sustainability.


Second rapid assessment of food and nutrition security in the context of COVID-19 in Bangladesh

This second assessment, based on qualitative data collected during May and June 2020,  provides an invaluable and wide-ranging analysis that underlines the scale and scope of COVID-19’s impact on food and agriculture in Bangladesh.

2020, 98 p.




Working with countries of Asia and the Pacific to achieve the 2030 Agenda

2020, 74 p.

This booklet details accomplishments of each of the region's 46 member countries in their progress towards the 2030 Agenda.


Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2019

2019, 84 p.

A special section of this report discusses how to develop social protection programmes that accelerate progress in eradicating hunger and malnutrition.

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The long-standing need for a National Land Use Act

2020, 4 pg.

FAO Legislative Advisory Group in the Philippines (FLAG-PH) Pilot initiative


The third Asia-Pacific Forest Sector Outlook Study (APFSOS III)

356 p.

Asia-Pacific's forests & landscapes are rapidly changing and a sustainable future is possible.


Dynamic development, shifting demographics and changing diets
172 p.

The story of the rapidly evolving food system in Asia and the Pacific and why it is constantly on the move.

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