FAO in the Philippines
The Department of Agriculture (DA), FAO's main government partner in the Philippines, said it would...
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The arrival of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has had a great impact on agriculture and...

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

FAO expresses its solidarity with the Filipino people in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. The Country Office enjoins the nation in complying with the national government's stringent, but necessary, measures and 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. Despite indications that the country is beginning to "flatten the curve", our Manila-based personnel continue to temporarily work from home and adopting virtual and online modalities for meetings and interactions. These measures will remain in force until such time that the situation normalizes or is deemed safe as determined by relevant authorities. Rest assured, however, that we remain OPEN FOR BUSINESS, sustaining engagement with our clients, partners, and stakeholders, and working with and supporting the government even during this crisis.

We assure everyone that we will continue to deliver on our mandates amidst these trying times. Through our concerted efforts, we shall all come out of this crisis stronger and wiser. Stay safe and healthy everyone!

The Philippines | Humanitarian response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (May-December 2020) highlights FAO’s response actions and anticipatory interventions to the COVID-19 crisis based on its analysis of the pandemic’s current and projected impacts on agriculture and food security on vulnerable populations and sectors of the country. It also provides information on the intervention gaps and FAO’s resource requirements to further address these impacts.

Upcoming events/celebrations

18th Development Policy Research Month (DPRM)

For the whole month of September 2020, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), in partnership with FAO Philippines and other institutional and LGU partners, will be leading the celebration of the 18th Development Policy Research Month. The theme of this year's celebrations is "Bouncing Back Together: Innovating Governance for the New Normal" or "Makabagong Pamamahala para sa Sama-samang Pagbangon sa New Normal".

Visit https://dprm.pids.gov.ph/ for more information about the 2020 DPRM and the activities lined-up for this year's celebrations.

World Food Day, 16 October 2020

Grow, nourish, sustain. Together.
As countries around the world suffer the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, #WorldFoodDay is launching a call for global solidarity to help the most vulnerable people to recover and make food systems more sustainable, stronger and resilient to shocks.

Our actions are our future.
But the responsibility doesn’t only lie with governments. We all have a role to play, from making food choices that improve both our health and that of our food system, to not letting sustainable habits fall by the wayside.

Read more about this year's celebration at http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/theme/en/.

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: 

  • Livestock/Halal Specialist
  • Farming Systems Specialist
  • Agriculture Sector Communications Specialist
  • Agriculture Governance and Institutions Specialist
  • Agriculture and Food Supply Chain Specialist
  • Agriculture Resilience Specialist
  • Agriculture Sector Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
  • Technical Assistant
  • Information Technology Applications Specialist
  • Project Assistant 
  • Project Field Assistant
  • National Rice Value-Chain Capacity Development Specialist