Word Food Day 2006 Investing in agriculture for food security

RAP PUBLICATION 2006/24

Word Food Day 2006 Investing in agriculture for food security

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bangkok, 2006


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Information Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
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Contents

World Food Day theme

Address by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Message of the FAO Director-General

Statement by He Changchui, Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific

Keynote speech on Investment in agriculture for poverty reduction and food security in Asia and the Pacific, by Tadao Chino, Senior Advisor, Nomura Research Institute and former President of the Asian Development Bank

Model farmers - awards for outstanding achievements

Annexes

Annex 1 Media coverage

Annex 2 List of guests

Annex 3 Organizing secretariat

Annex 4 Publications distributed