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Better Nutrition, Better Production, Better Environment and Better Life

FAO is supporting the Four Betters through the transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, leaving no one behind. The betters reflect the interconnected economic, social and environmental dimensions of agri-food systems.

The four regional Priorities for Asia and the Pacific region will implement actions to achieve the Four Betters:

  1. Regional Priority One: Transforming agrifood systems for sustainable production and healthy diets
  2. Regional Priority Two: Accelerating sustainable natural resources management for biodiversity conservation and climate action 
  3. Regional Priority Three: Supporting inclusive rural transformation for sustainable agrifood systems and equitable rural societies 
  4. Regional Priority Four: Building sustainable and resilient agrifood systems in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Flagship Priorities:

The Four Betters videos

In the Asia-Pacific region, FAO is working with its Member Nations to help them advance to the 2030 Agenda by achieving Four Betters: Better Production, Better Nutrition, Better Environment and Better Life – leaving no one behind. 

 

Better Production
Bangladesh: Achieving better production through digital agriculture
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Sri Lanka: Achieving better production through data driven insights to enhance water productivity
ENG  ZH  ES  FR  |  RU  AR  
Thailand: Achieving better production through Blue Transformation
ENG  ZH  |  ES  |  FR  |  RU  |  AR
Better Nutrition
Bangladesh: Achieving better nutrition through safer food – leaving no one behind
ENG  |  ZH  |  ES  |  FR  |  RU AR 
Malaysia: Achieving better nutrition by reducing food loss and waste
ENG  |  ZH  |  ES  |  FR  |  RU  |  AR
Better Environment
India: Achieving a better environment by developing a sustainable and circular bioeconomy
ENG  ZH  |  ES  |  FR  |  RU  |  AR
Pakistan: Achieving a better environment through green and climate resilient agriculture
ENG  ZH  |  ES  |  FR  |  RU AR 
 
Philippines: Achieving better Environment through forest and landscape restoration
ENG  ZH  ES  |  FR  |  RU  |  AR 
Better Life
Nepal: Building better lives through rural transformation driven by women in agriculture
ENG  ZH  ES  |  FR  |  RU  |  AR 
Papua New Guinea: Building better lives through women’s empowerment and leadership in agriculture
ENG  |  ZH  |  ES  |  FR  |  RU  |  AR
Sri Lanka: Building better lives and livelihoods through sustainable urban food systems
ENG  ZH  |  ES  |  FR  |  RU  |  AR
Timor-Leste: Building better lives through green and climate resilient agriculture
ENG  |  ZH  |  ES  |  FR  |  RU  |  AR

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