Archive for May 2016

FAO ready to help major fishing countries in Asia-Pacific implement binding agreement to combat illegal fishing

FAO ready to help major fishing countries in Asia-Pacific implement binding agreement to combat illegal fishing The Asia-Pacific regional office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has offered to assist countries in the region as they implement a new international agreement to address illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU). IUU fishing…

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Ground-breaking illegal fishing accord soon to enter into force

Ground-breaking illegal fishing accord soon to enter into force Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing is about to become much more difficult thanks to the imminent entry into force of the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking international accord championed by FAO. Now that the required threshold has been reached, with 30 Members having…

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Cambodia announces actions to achieve Zero Hunger by 2025

Cambodia announces actions to achieve Zero Hunger by 2025 In collaboration with the United Nations, the Royal Government of Cambodia has launched a National Action Plan for Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC), a major initiative to eradicate hunger in the country by 2025. Ensuring food security and improving nutritional health and well-being are vital components in…

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Cooking Beyond The Kitchen

By Robert Oliver Cooking shows rule television and food television is its fastest growing segment. The public addiction to cooking shows and adoration of celebrity chefs underscores a societal appetite for the people-to-people connectivity that cooking creates. Way, way back, the domestic kitchen was largely the domain of housewives and cooking considered a functionary duty.…

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Assessing the challenges of climate change to biodiversity in food and agriculture production in the Pacific

Assessing the challenges of climate change to biodiversity in food and agriculture production in the Pacific Ten countries from the Pacific have gathered in Nadi, Fiji, for a regional consultation on the region’s biodiversity for food and agriculture. The consultation, on the State of Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture in the Pacific region, is to…

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