FAO in the Philippines
In a province in the southern Philippines, three elderly women farmers are proving that not...
FAO expresses its solidarity with the Filipino people in light of the current situation related...
Upon the request of the Philippine Government, FAO, through its Regional Office for Asia and...
FAO, for the first-time ever, held country-level consultations with its national partners and stakeholders prior...

Message on the CoViD-19 emergency in the country

FAO expresses its solidarity with the Filipino people in light of the current situation related to CoViD-19. The Country Office enjoins the nation in complying with the national government's instructions for stringent, but necessary, protocols to control and stem the spread of this disease.

In line with this, FAO Philippines is implementing aligned measures to ensure the safety of our staff from CoViD-19, including those that may impact office and field work. These measures will remain in force until such time that the situation normalizes as determined by authorities. However, we remain open for business, operating from various locations, and we continue to work with and support the government during this crisis.

We assure our partners, donors, and stakeholders that we will continue to deliver on our mandates amidst these trying times and, through our various programmes and initiatives, complement the government's efforts to address the impact of CoViD-19.


Ms Xiangjun Yao, FAO Regional Programme Leader, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, RAP, has assumed the function of FAO Representative ad interim in the Philippines from 1 December 2019 and until further notice. She temporarily takes over from Mr Jose Luis Fernandez, who is now FAO Representative in Haiti.

Ms Yao may be contacted at FAOPH-REP@fao.org.

Upcoming events

  • Village-level training on "Good Agricultural Practices for Rice, Corn and Vegetables" under the project Support to Agriculture and Agribusiness Enterprises in Mindanao for Sustainable Development (GCP/PHI/069/ROK) and in cooperation with DA-LGU Midsayap and Patindeguen Farmers' Association, 23 April 2020, Brgy. Patindeguen, Midsayap, North Cotabato

New career opportunities at FAO Philippines! Head on over to the "Work with Us" section to see if you have what it takes to join a dynamic and dedicated team working to address hunger and poverty across the country and start on an exciting journey with us. We are currently searching to fill the following posts: 

  • National Fisheries Management Specialist
  • National Fisheries Stock Assessment Specialist
  • National Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Restoration Specialist
  • Fisheries Specialist and Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) Project Coordinator
  • Livestock Specialist