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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.

A review of land tenure issues and options for the future – FAO Indonesia report

2020, 84 p.

The overview of Indonesia covers the intersection between social and demographic issues and land and natural resources, an assessment of the legal/policy framework, and institutions. The document presents conclusions on achieving an improved land governance system.

Roadmap – Developing a risk-informed and shock-responsive social protection System – Cambodia

2020, 92p.

The roadmap is aimed at Government, development partners, policy makers, legislative bodies, UN agencies and donors at national and sub-national levels to support their current efforts in social assistance and disaster risk management.

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.

Supporting water and soil rehabilitation for improved climate resilience in the Islamic Republic of Iran 

2020, 4 p.

Learn about current work in Iran to enhance the resilience of rural communities and agricultural systems against climatic disasters.

Food security and food consumption in Samoa based on the analysis of the 2018 Household Income and Expenditure Survey

2020, 82 p.

This report is one of the outputs of the Technical Cooperation Programme project (TCP/SAP/3705). It is aimed at strengthening the capacity of Pacific island countries to monitor SDG Target 2.1

Conducting tablet-based field data collection with Survey Solutions
2020,81 p.
This Handbook provides step-by-step instruction and guidance to develop, test and run Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing field data collection using one of the free software’s currently available on the market – Survey Solutions.

FAO GM Foods Platform: Are we effectively evaluating food safety?

2020, 48 p.

This publication aims to help member countries share Codex-aligned Genetically Modified (GM) food safety assessments.

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.

FAO in the Philippines: Delivering for impact

2020, 54 p.

A synopsis of the challenges facing the Philippines and the work FAO has done to deliver results in 2019.

2019 Forestry sector review: Pakistan

2020, 104 p.

This publication is intended to help in the implementation of the ongoing forestry and natural resources management initiatives by the Government.



Improving Livelihoods through sustainable nearshore fisheries in the Pacific :Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

2020, 6 p.

The specific outcomes of FAO activities to improve livelihoods, cooperatives, FADs and safety are summarized.

Status of seed legislation and policies in the Asia-Pacific region (PDF)

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2020, 54 p.

This study reviews the current status of seed legislation in countries of the Asia-Pacific region, and makes recommendations for future development of the seed sector in a way that serves the best interests of farmers and society as a whole.

Sustainable Development for Resilient Blue Growth of Fisheries and Aquaculture. 2020. 88 p.
This document is a report of the 7th Asia Pacific Fisheries Commission Regional Consultative Forum, in Cebu, Philippines, 7-9 May 2018.

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

Mechanization services in rural communities

2019, 4 p.

This brochure illustrates how mechanization is enhancing the resilience of smallholder farmers and creating job opportunities.

Regional Overview: Evidence-based risk management along the livestock production and market chain

2019, 12 p.

This FAO, USAID & AusAid addresses the risks, emergence and spread of new pandemic disease threats such as HPAI and other emerging and transboundary animal diseases.


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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