Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Highlights

Asia–Pacific region’s vulnerability to COVID-19 pandemic speeds up adoption of digital tech in agrifood systems

FAO Director-General tells Regional Conference innovation can unlock new potential, bridge urban rural divide and empower youth and women

Joint statement on the prioritization of monitoring SARS-CoV-2 infection in wildlife and preventing the formation of animal reservoirs

By Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and World Health Organization (WHO)

Social protection is key to COVID-19 recovery, FAO says

Director-General addresses 60th Session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development

FAO welcomes $10 million USA contribution to its COVID-19 response efforts

Funding is intended to support FAO’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery and One Health programmes

Annual meeting of FAO’s Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) discusses 2022-2025 phase

Interest in the FMM is growing, with New Zealand and Australia the latest Members to join

Number of hungry in Asia-Pacific swells by more than 50 million since the arrival of COVID-19

According to the 2021 Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition by FAO and UNICEF

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