FAO Representation
Viet Nam


Response to the Global Rabies Prevention Initiative
Son La, Vietnam, 29 Sep 2013 -- Over the past decade the number of rabies deaths has been on the rise in Viet Nam from 34 deaths in 2003 to a peak of 131 deaths in 2007 . This year’s World Rabies Day brings together communities, authorities and health experts to raise awareness about the tools and technology available to prevent and eliminate rabies in both animals and humans. The day is also about helping people improve [more...]

World Food Day 2013 - Announcement of the Local Photo Contest
04 Sep 2013 -- Announcement of the Photo Contest On “Sustainable Food Systems for Better Life of Vietnamese People” BackgroundIn Viet Nam, the new policy on “agriculture- farmer-rural development” (Tam Nong) is working to enhance the quality of lives, including achieving food and nutrition for all. Food systems play an important role in food security and in rural development. Food systems include the entire chain of activities related to how we grow, process, package, [more...]

World Food Day 16/10/2013  - Poster Contest
26 Aug 2013 -- The theme of the 2013 poster contest is 'Healthy People Depend on Healthy Food Systems'What is a food system?Food systems are how we grow, process, package, transport, store, market, purchase and eat our food.If we are not careful, our food systems can be harmful to the environment. Food systems use a lot of water, create harmful greenhouse gases, and ultimately affect every plant and animal on the planet.The total population [more...]

Consultation Workshops for Development of new Circular on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI ) Prevention and Control
31 Jul 2013 -- A consultation workshop for development of a new Circular on HPAI prevention and control was held back to back with the semi-annual review workshop on animal diseases prevention and control on 5 July 2013 in Hanoi and 10 July 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City. The Department of Animal Health, with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – ECTAD unit, convened these workshops with [more...]

Viet Nam secures a further US$30 million to combat climate change - first country globally launch a National UN-REDD Phase II Programme
29 Jul 2013 -- Once again at the forefront of global efforts to fight climate change, Viet Nam becomes the first of 47 UN-REDD partner countries to move into the second phase with an additional US$30-million investment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through improved forest and land-use management. Today’s official signing by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the UN marks the start of Phase II of the UN-REDD Programme, which significantly [more...]

Ministries of Agriculture and Health Work Together to Reach Hunger Goal
Hanoi, Vietnam, 04 Jul 2013 -- The final workshop of a successful national programme to improve food security and nutrition opened today in Hanoi. Innovative in the way that it links agriculture, health and nutrition interventions together for the first time, the $3.5 million Joint Government and UN Programme is helping Viet Nam reduce stunting and accelerate progress towards reaching two crucial Millennium Development Goals on hunger and child mortality by 2015.Although one third of Vietnamese [more...]

USAID, FAO extend project to address risks of avian influenza in Vietnam
19 Jun 2013 -- Viet Nam will improve its readiness to prevent and cope with avian influenza under a $1.7 million extended project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).Officially endorsed by the Minister of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the project “Immediate Technical Assistance to Strengthen Emergency Preparedness for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 to Viet Nam” project will [more...]

Tripartite South-South Cooperation among Vietnam–Tchad-FAO
03 Jun 2013 -- Under the framework of South-South cooperation, the Tchad mission to Vietnam headed by Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Dr. Dangde Laobele Damaye, visited and worked in Hanoi from 28 May to 3 June 2013. This visit is under the framework of the tripartite cooperation program signed in 2010 and deployed in 2011 and 2012. After two years of implementation, 4 experts and 6 technicians of Vietnam have successfully transferred new [more...]

The 5th International Workshop on Highly Pathogenic Influenza Risk Assessment & Risk Modeling: Transitioning from Global to Local Assessments
27 May 2013 -- A key International Workshop on Highly Pathogenic Influenza Risk Assessment and Risk Modeling opened today in Ha Noi.Coordinated by the US National Institute of Health (NIH), FAO and the University of Oklahoma, the 2-day workshop and 2-day associated field trip brings together more than 50 multi-disciplinary international experts, national government representatives and experts, technical staff and other partners to explore disease risk factors at the local level. The workshop will [more...]

FAO urges a stronger inter-sectoral collaboration for rabies control
16 May 2013 -- Rabies is a widespread, neglected and under reported zoonosis with an almost 100% case fatality rate in humans and animals if post-bite vaccination is not delivered soon after exposure. Every year, an estimated 55,000-70,000 people die from rabies with 95 percent of them from Asia and Africa. The disease causes a significant social and economic burden in many countries worldwide. In Viet Nam, the main reservoir of rabies is the [more...]

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