FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

The FAO Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands was established in 1996 in Samoa to coordinate the work of FAO in the Pacific region. The member countries are the Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Tokelau is an Associate Member.

Areas of work

FAO in the Pacific works with national governments and other stakeholders to identify priority areas for national and regional assistance. The Office is responsible for developing, overseeing and implementing programmes and projects to address food security, nutrition, agriculture and rural development priorities.

Work areas

Latest publications

FAO in the Pacific 2021 - Annual report of FAO Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands

'FAO in the Pacific: 2021 Annual Report' presents the results that FAO-led projects and programmes contributed to the timely and effective joint response by the United Nations family, governments and other partners under various thematic clusters including climate change, emergencies, fisheries and aquaculture. 

 

 

Youth in agriculture in Fiji - Analysis report

This 'Youth in agriculture in Fiji' analysis report is based on an in-depth analysis of the data collected as part of the 2020 Fiji Agriculture Census (2020 FAC). The 2020 FAC has, for the first time, collected sex, age and geographic disaggregated data on young men and women in agriculture, forestry and fisheries. Drawing on this rich data source, this report provides analysis on trends in youth participation in agriculture.

 

For the full list of publications related to FAO work in the Pacific, go here

 

 

In focus

Pacific SIDS Solutions Forum

FAO and the Government of Samoa will host leaders from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific, as well as heads of technical and resource partner organizations at the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Solutions Forum. Scheduled for 28-30 November 2022, the event will convene in Apia, Samoa.

World Food Day 2022

Governments, the private sector, academia, and civil society and individuals in the Pacific came together in their respective countries to celebrate the World Food Day to highlight the need to work together in solidarity to prioritize the right of all people to food, nutrition, peace and equality. Learn more about the World Food Day and its activities here

Strengthening the voice of Pacific fishers'

Throughout 2022, the Pacific countries celebrate the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022). The IYAFA 2022 year-long regional campaign highlights the Pacific fishers’ voices and stories, sharing successes, experiences and lessons learned from small-scale fisheries initiatives in the Pacific.

Launch of FAO’s OCOP initiative

More Pacific countries are joining an online platform to showcase their priority agricultural products and raise international awareness of their unique qualities to upscale their marketability. The Regional Knowledge Platform on FAO’s One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) Initiative supports the transformation of agrifood systems in Asia and the Pacific.