FAO Representation
Viet Nam

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Workshop on the Food Safety Inspection System in Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam, 30 Jul 2012 -- The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations today organized a workshop in Hanoi for the project “Capacity building for the food inspection system in Viet Nam”, which has been funded through the UN One Plan Fund.The project has contributed USD 780,738 to implementing activities from 2009 to July 2012. The Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) were assigned by the Government to implement [more...]

Animal Health Experts Finalize Regional Control Plans to Progressively Eliminate Avian Influenza
Hanoi, 23 Jul 2012 -- The Department of Animal Health (DAH) with technical assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will conclud strategic disease control planning exercises in the two coming regional workshops in Ho Chi Minh City and Vinh City on July 24 and July 31 respectively. Key participants in the meetings are epidemiologists and animal health and production officials from three of the seven animal health administrative regions. Mekong and Central Vietnam [more...]

Final Workshop for the DAH-FAO Food Safety Project to be held in Hanoi on 25 June 2012
Hanoi, Vietnam, 22 Jun 2012 -- Food Safety is a major concern for the Government of Vietnam.  Not only is it a public health challenge, it also has substantive economic implications, in terms of production and market losses.  While exact figures are not available, a number of food borne zoonoses are thought to be present in Vietnam. Poor hygiene standards in trading and slaughtering of animal derived products increase the risk of zoonotic infections in humans. [more...]

FAO and Republic of Korea helping Southeast Asia fight a cross-border cattle disease
Bangkok, Thailand, 12 Jun 2012 -- With the livelihoods of millions of farmers across Southeast Asia threatened by a rise in the spread of Foot-and-Mouth Disease, agriculture experts and government officials from 11 countries and international organizations are mapping out strategies to contain this infectious livestock disease from spreading across borders at a workshop in Bangkok this week organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.Livestock are essential to small farmers across [more...]

Thuan An Port renovation to boost product hygiene, fishers income
Thua Thien Hue Province, 11 Apr 2012 -- The renovation of the Thuan An Port in Viet Nam’s Thua Thien Hue which started today will benefit fishers, traders and consumers in the province by improving the hygiene of fisheries products and enhancing the potential for more value-added marketing activities.   The renovation is being funded by the Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme (RFLP), an initiative funded by Spain and implemented by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Thuan An is the [more...]

FAO chief calls for stronger agricultural production, more fairness in food systems
15 Mar 2012 -- Hanoi, Vietnam – Vowing to take a new approach to ending hunger in the face of soaring food prices and scarcer resources, the Director-General of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) called for sustainable increases in agricultural production and fairer and more inclusive food and agricultural systems, during a regional conference in Hanoi on Thursday.Food prices, already persistently high and volatile, are forecast to rise even [more...]

Hunger becoming more complex in Asia and the Pacific
13 Mar 2012 -- Hanoi, Vietnam – With food prices twice as high as a decade ago, feeding nearly 600 million people suffering from hunger and malnutrition in the Asia-Pacific region is becoming more difficult, according to the regional representative of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, which opened a major regional conference in Hanoi today. “Eradicating hunger has become more complex and challenging in this region,’’ Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant Director-General and [more...]

FAO advocates paradigm shift in food production
13 Mar 2012 -- Hanoi, Vietnam -- Policy makers meeting this week in Hanoi began debating Tuesday a paradigm shift to producing food that they believe can prevent a looming crisis that could cripple the region’s development and the turn the Asian Century into an era of hunger and undernourishment. “We have to move beyond the Green Revolution to an Evergreen Revolution, by adopting an approach called Save and Grow,” said Hiroyuki Konuma, regional assistant [more...]

09 Mar 2012 -- The relationship between rising and volatile food prices, food insecurity and hunger, and diminishing natural resources will be the focus of agriculture ministers, senior officials and civil society representatives from 40 countries in the Asia-Pacific region at a major conference in Hanoi next week organized by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).The world food price index re-bounded with one percent last month, its first increase [more...]

31st FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific - Hanoi, Vietnam 12 to 16 March 2012
20 Feb 2012 -- The 31st session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC) will be held in Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, from 12 to 16 March 2012, hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The five day conference will be held at the Melia Hanoi Hotel. Ministers and senior government officials from 44 FAO member countries are invited to the meeting. Representatives from international non-governmental organizations, [more...]

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