While Lao PDR is a comparatively small country in Asia it has an impressive track record in agricultural research and recent organic innovation. At the Lao PDR Rice Research Center, just under an hour’s drive from the capital, a team of researchers in white coats and hair nets, inspect samples of [...]
During his first visit to Southeast Asia since taking office, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, visited Thailand carrying proposals for partnerships and offers to jointly support the country as a regional hub for innovation and food systems transformation. The Director-General had [...]
‘Highly relevant’ was the resounding feedback from the more than 50 senior decision-makers from 17 countries in Asia and the Pacific attending a livestock capacity development workshop in Bangkok in late November. The workshop introduced senior ministry staff to two tools – the Livestock Sector Investment and Policy Toolkit (LSIPT) and [...]
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today called for an acceleration in improvements to agriclturural data gathering and monitoring to ensure the targets set out in the Sustainable Development Goals are accurately reported in the world’s biggest region – Asia and the Pacific. As the clock ticks [...]
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have jointly expressed solidarity with China and offered support to the country as it battles the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.In a joint letter to President [...]
Cairo, 12 October 2014 - FAO expresses concern for the food security of all people in Gaza during the Cairo International Conference on Palestine, “Reconstructing Gaza”, hosted today by the Government of Egypt. “The livelihoods of farmers, herders and fishers were devastated by the seven-week [...]
30 September 2014, Cairo – The number of undernourished in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) has more than doubled since 1990 standing now at about 33 million peoples, according to the UN Hunger Report. The NENA is also the only region where, during the [...]
Efforts to preserve and update knowledge on date palms have created an unique system that combines production and sustainability, safeguards biodiversity, and helps to improve the livelihoods of those who till the land. Since 1965, FAO is proud to be part of the efforts to [...]
Sana’a, 14 July 2014 - The Netherlands Government and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN sign a new project agreement to enhance water resources management in Yemen. The USD 4 934 507 worth project will reduce groundwater abstraction in the Sana’a basin to more sustainable levels [...]
Cairo, 13 July 2014 - FAO hosts the first Steering Committee to discuss the implementation of the Near East and North Africa Action Plan for the Benefit-Sharing Fund in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resource for Agriculture.
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) is worried about the aflatoxins menace which it said posed a threat to the country's food production.
[Daily Maverick] There will be a Covid-19-related socioeconomic and resultant crime problem that emerges before the virus hits South Africa's shores in numbers. Communities will lose their entire income with immediate effect. This requires planning and almost immediate government support to thousands of destitute people -- the fishing community of the Western Cape being an example.
[Daily Maverick] During his State of the Province Address on Tuesday, Premier David Makhura took the opportunity to unveil Gauteng's 'plan of action'. The plan fortifies many of the commitments that the premier has made in the past, but faintly notes the progress. Where new projects were announced, details were scant.
[Daily Maverick] "Our position as the Eastern Cape government is for an inclusive legislative process which must protect the indigenous growers of cannabis."
[AIM] Maputo -The Maputo provincial directorate of agriculture has warned that 17,000 hectares of crops (or five per cent of the cultivated area in this agricultural campaign) has been lost due to the recent heat wave in the province.