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The 34th Session of the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific convened its Ministerial segment in Nadi, Fiji 12 April 2018

The 34th session of the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC), Nadi, Fiji, 13 April 2018

FAO Special Ambassador for Zero Hunger’s Video Message to APRC34

New Publications

2018 Asia-Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition

96 p.

During the last three years, progress at reducing undernourishment has slowed tremendously in Asia and the Pacific. After years of gains in combatting hunger, progress has stagnated in all parts of this vast region.



Asia and the Pacific Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition – Accelerating Nutrition

The symposium focused on exploring policies and programmatic options for shaping food systems in ways that deliver healthy foods for a healthy and sustainable diet, with an emphasis on concrete country experiences and challenges.

64 p.


Indigenous Peoples in the Asia-Pacific region: Factsheet on Indigenous Women for Asia and the Pacific

4 p.

The factsheet gives a brief overview of indigenous peoples in the Asia and the Pacific region.  Indigenous peoples in the region include tribal peoples, hill tribes, aboriginal people and ethnic minorities. Irrespective of their legal status or the way in which countries refer to them, many indigenous peoples of Asia, experience non-recognition of their cultural identity.


15 Years in Afghanistan--A special report: 2003-2018

128 p.

This report  highlights the work that has been done in country over the past 15 years, and features stories and testimonials from satisfied FAO beneficiairies. It  reflects the priorities the Government of Afghanistan has outlined in it's current agricultural development plan, while also showing the breadth of FAO's work in the agricultural sector.


Country Gender Assessment of the agriculture and the rural sector in Sri Lanka

88 p.

The Country Gender Assessment of the Agriculture and Rural sectors of Sri Lanka has been commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as a requirement to inform the next long term plan of assistance to Sri Lanka and to influence salient policies and programmes.


Promoting Conservation Agriculture in Timor-Leste 

19 p.

This booklet describes how Conservation Agriculture can increase crop yields while reducing production costs, , improve and maintain ecosystem health, increase waterholding capacities, prevent soil erosion and land degradation. 


Gender sensitive labour saving technology: Drum seeder: saving time, effort and money

19 p.

This study compares the three planting methods (i.e. drum seeding, manual translating and broadcasting) using data from an initiative in Lao PDR. The results show that drum seeding saves time and money (labour and seed), reduces workload and drudgery and increases the labour productivity.


Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics in Asia Pacific

12 p.

The Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS) is an ambitious five-year programme that seeks to empower developing countries to produce better agricultural and rural statistics for effective policy making and to improve lives.


Family Farming in the Pacific Islands Countries: Challenges and opportunities

4 p.

This is a technical brief on Family Farming in the Pacific Islands Countries (PICs).


Pilot application of selected aquaculture planning and management tools in Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam

121 p.

The publication includes the project implementation summary, final version of tool manuals for aquaculture ecological carrying capacity estimate, feasibility study, farm biosecurity plan development and aquaculture traceability and report on piloting of the four tools in the three countries.