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Fiji to host Asia-Pacific Regional Conference
The Government of Fiji has formally agreed to host the 34th FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations announced today. The hosting arrangements for the 34th APRC were formalized in the Fijian capital Suva following the signing of a Memorandum of Responsibilities by Fiji’s Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Inia Seruiratu, and Kundhavi Kadiresan, FAO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific. Also present was Eriko Hibi, the FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Pacific Islands.
FAO, IFAD and WFP join efforts to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean
The three United Nations Rome-based agencies - WFP, FAO and IFAD - are announcing a new alliance that will unite their efforts to support the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and poverty, boost rural development and move towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
FAO visits agricultural facilities at the University of the South Pacific
FAO SAP Coordinator for the Pacific Islands, Ms. Eriko Hibi and a team of FAO technical staff visited the School of Agriculture and Food Technology (SAFT) and the Institute of Research, Extension & Training in Agriculture (IRETA) Farm at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Samoa.
Contract Farming: Training workshop held in Tonga
The Government of Tonga and FAO are furthering their partnership to promote contract farming as a means to coordinate links between farmers and agribusiness firms. A Contract Farming training workshop on – planning and implementing Contract Farming operations in Tonga – was held in September in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. The training included a half day field visit.
FAO supports breadfruit industry in the region
FAO emphasized its support for the breadfruit industry at the Pacific and Global Breadfruit Summit which was recently held in Samoa. The two-day Summit brought together Professors, Scientists, Food analysts, Economists and Farmers in Samoa and was co-funded by FAO.
FAO Subregional Office for the Caribbean co-hosts Parliamentary Retreat on Resilience
As several Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) continue to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, the sustainable rehabilitation of food production remains a key priority.
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