FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific


As an intergovernmental organization, FAO works with a large range of partners. To collectively address the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Pacific, the FAO regional office has a long-standing and close cooperation with:

In order to be successful in performing its mandate, FAO is mobilizing knowledge and capacities internally, but also externally with other relevant institutions. Collaboration with the civil society, parliamentarians, regional organizations, academic and research partners, as well as with other UN Agencies, especially the Rome-Based Agencies, will continue. Several already successful partnerships were strengthened through official agreements.

The COVID-19 context has deeply affected field programme orientation , as well as delivery approaches. To mitigate the impact of COVID-19, FAO quickly revisited ongoing and pipeline projects together with governments and resource partners to reorient the outcome to address the situation.

Due to the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in the Region, substantial resources are being allocated domestically toward medical, social protection and economic stimulus programmes. As a result, ODA is declining and this trend is expected to continue for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. Climate Financing has become a bigger part of RAP’s portfolio, as these vertical funds are not as strongly impacted by COVID-19.

In the Pacific, the FAO Subregional Office (SAP) works with national governments and other stakeholders to identify priority areas for national and regional assistance. The biennial meeting of FAO South West Pacific Ministers for Agriculture aligns FAO assistance with the priorities of the region.

FAO SAP works closely with the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) on various projects. They include the Pacific Expert Group on Food Security and Climate Change, established by FAO and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in October 2008. Three CROP agencies - the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and SPREP - have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with FAO SAP.

Working with Resource Partners in Asia and the Pacific


·         Video: Sanam, a wheat farmer assisted by FAO in Afghanistan, hopes for a plentiful harvest.

·         Video: Abdul Manan, a wheat farmer assisted by FAO in Afghanistan, hopes for a plentiful harvest

·         Video: Practice biosecurity to save your pigs; including clean and disinfection procedures

·         Article: A reasonable doubt saves livelihoods of thousands of farmers – responding to Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in Indonesia


·         Article: Forest rehabilitation initiatives in Afghanistan to promote sustainable management of pistachio trees.

·         Article: Rangeland rehabilitation measures in Afghanistan reduces pressure on land, boosts household income and induces peace of mind.

·         Article: FAO brings life to degraded rangeland in Afghanistan thanks to GEF funding.

·         Article: For three Ifugao women in the Philippines, agricultural heritage and a common drive to grow and help others bind them closer than blood

·         Video - Upgrading laboratories in Sri Lanka for the safe use of modern agriculture biotechnologies

·         Video - Climate Change Adaptation in Wetlands Areas in Lao PDR (CAWA) project


·         Video - Geographical Indication: Introducing Afghanistan's origin linked products to the global market

·         Video - Anticipatory Action helps Bangladeshi farmers cope with extreme weather

·         Video - Simulating anticipatory actions to save lives and livelihoods in Viet Nam

·         Video - Simulating livestock evacuations to save livelihoods in Viet Nam


·         Article: Saffron cultivation and goat farming improves income of women-headed families in Herat, Afghanistan.

·         Article: Beekeeping to diversify livelihoods in Afghanistan.

·         Article: FAO saves water and improves irrigation in Afghanistan thanks to Japan funding.

·         Article: Livestock protection assistance funded by Japan helps Kuchi nomadic herders in Uruzgan, Afghanistan to continue feeding their animals.

·         Article: Technology helps fishers tap new resources in the South Pacific. FAO’s FishFAD project provides skills and equipment to Fijian fishers.


·         Video: Empowering Farmers’ Organizations for the Future of Agriculture in Bangladesh - YouTube

 Green Climate Fund

·         Video - Women Empowerment: Paving the Way for Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Nepal