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...

Despite the COViD-19 emergency, we remain "open for business"

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 Philippine government's efforts to address the impact of COViD-19 on the most vulnerable sectors of society.

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This impact brief summarizes and presents the highlights of FAO's major accomplishments/achievements in the Philippines in 2019, through its Country Office, related to its activities, projects, and programmes in its mandate areas of agriculture, fishery, and forestry and guided by its Country Programming Framework 2018-2024.

The brief, which is presented in an easy-to-read, ready-to-print, coffee table book-format, also covers FAO Philippines' initiatives and achievements during the year in the areas of resource mobilization, donor relations, communications, operations, and partnerships. 

In 2015, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and FAO collaborated to pilot an unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)-based methodology for pre- and post-disaster assessment in the Bicol and Davao Regions in order to mainstream innovative ways to enhance Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the agriculture sector. As of 2019, all DA regional field offices are equipped and capable of operating fixed-wing or multi-rotor UAVs, which have been used in numerous areas affected by disasters.

This good practice fact sheet looks at how UAVs contribute to strengthening disaster resilience in the Philippines.


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.

Latest 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: 

  • Education Consultant
  • Project Driver
  • Livestock Specialist