FAO Representation
Viet Nam

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FAO and ILO Collaboration to link Agro-Products to Tourism Markets
15 Nov 2012 -- In SIT Project’s Local Products component, ILO aims to improve livelihoods of artisans and craftsmen through facilitation of market linkages and limited product development. A separate project by FAO with smallholder farmers in the same region presented an opportunity for the two UN agencies to engage and bring to market unique items representative of Quang Nam. Spice baskets combining woven packaging and agricultural products such as cinnamon, pepper and turmeric [more...]

Kick-off Meeting for FAO Technical Support Project
07 Nov 2012 -- The National Target Programme (NTP) on New Rural Development (NRD) is providing a holistic implementation framework to address the rural development progress in Vietnam which involves many different government ministries as well as different levels from central to province, district, commune. It is expected to decentralize and democratize the development process and to achieve improvements in income disparity between urban and rural people. A Technical Cooperation Project between FAO and MARD, [more...]

World Food Day Celebration in Vietnam
Me Linh, Ha noi, 12 Oct 2012 -- Each year on 16 October, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations celebrates together with member Governments the World Food Day in commemoration of its founding on that day in 1945. The theme for World Food Day this year is “Agricultural Cooperative : Key to feeding the world” and it was chosen to highlight the way in which agricultural cooperatives help to provide food security and  acknowledged through [more...]

Fact Sheet H5N1 in Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam, 08 Oct 2012 -- H5N1 is a highly pathogenic avian (bird) influenza virus that has caused serious outbreaks of disease andeconomic losses in domestic poultry in parts of Asia and elsewhere in the world. Viet Nam has had an active control programme against H5N1 avian influenza since the disease was first detectedin 2003. This control programme has been successful and cases of H5N1 in poultry and people have declined progressively and dramatically – however many [more...]

Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS 24), in Da Lat, Viet Nam from 8 to 12 October 2012
05 Oct 2012 -- The FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) is organizing the twenty - forth session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistcis (APCAS 24), in Da Lat, Viet Nam from 8 to 12 October 2012 at the kind invitation of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.Purpose of the meetingThe 24th Session of the Commission will be organized to: (i) assess the current status of food and [more...]

Response to the Global Rabies Prevention Initiative
Thai Nguyen, Vietnam, 28 Sep 2012 -- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will be teaming up with the Department of Animal Health, Public health and education agencies in Vietnam to celebrate World Rabies Day Initiative (WRD) on September 28 in Thai Nguyen province. The event will be celebrated with participation of more than 1,500 students, their parents, teachers, community people and human and animal health experts. FAO initiatives through the EU-HPED programme [more...]

New ‘vision’ needed for Asian trawl fisheries - Asia Pacific Fishery Commission
Danang, Vietnam, 22 Sep 2012 -- 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 fishery ecosystems with the demand for feeds for aquaculture.Meeting in Da Nang, Viet Nam, APFIC members recognized the challenges facing the region’s fisheries including overfishing in coastal areas particularly from trawling and the use of non-selective fishing gears. At the same time the need to sustain [more...]

 Climate-smart agriculture as a driver for green growth
10 Sep 2012 -- Ha Noi, 3 - 7 September 2012 - Global leaders, practitioners, scientists, civil society and the private sector demonstrated early action on climate-smart agriculture as a driver for green growth during a global summit. The 2nd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change included a High Level Ministerial Meeting and was co-organized by Viet Nam and the Netherlands, in close collaboration with other partners, including the World Bank [more...]

Ha noi, Vietnam, 29 Aug 2012 -- The 2nd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change will be held from 3 to 7 September 2012 in Hanoi, Viet Nam and will include a high level session on 6 September. Co-organized by Viet Nam and the Netherlands, in close collaboration with other partners, including FAO and the World Bank, the conference will allow global leaders, practitioners, scientists, civil society and the private sector to  share experiences [more...]

Development of a Viet Nam National Action Plan for Foot and Mouth Disease Control and Prevention using the Progressive Control Pathway
Hanoi, Vietnam, 28 Aug 2012 -- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Department of Animal Health (DAH) Government of Viet Nam conducted a two-day National Consultation Workshop from 20–21 August, 2012 with 42 participants from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, international animal health organizations and the private sector to develop an action plan for the prevention of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Viet Nam. Livestock are essential assets [more...]

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