Archive for November 2016

Festival in Timor-Leste selects best coffee

The Coffee Festival of Timor-Leste, which aims to select the best coffee and the best cocktail made with this product, will run until 3 December, as part of an event open to farmers and groups of associated farmers. The festival was organised by the Timor-Leste Coffee Association (ACTL) and will include the country’s first coffee…

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UN FAO to release first post-MDG food security and nutrition report for Asia-Pacific

UN FAO to release first post-MDG food security and nutrition report for Asia-Pacific Can the countries of the world’s largest and most populous region achieve Zero Hunger by 2030? The clock is ticking. Released exclusively in Bangkok, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will launch its 2016 Asia-Pacific regional report on food insecurity entitled…

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Mongolia and FAO set sights on South-South Cooperation to boost agricultural development

Mongolia and FAO set sights on South-South Cooperation to boost agricultural development Mongolia and FAO will work more closely together to promote international partnerships and exchanges that support sustainable agriculture in the East Asian country, the UN agency said today. A new agreement, signed by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Mongolia’s agriculture minister…

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In the Caribbean, More Resort Restaurants Go Local

When guests enter their suites at the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla, they’re greeted by a small bowl of perfectly ripe cherry tomatoes. It’s a curious amenity for a place where swan-shaped towel sculptures, hibiscus strewn beds, and complimentary bottles of rum are the welcome gifts of choice. But the tomatoes,…

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Countries in Asia-Pacific race against the clock to overcome antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Countries in Asia-Pacific race against the clock to overcome antimicrobial resistance (AMR) Representatives from countries in Asia and the Pacific have pledged to take immediate action to combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The pledge was made with the support and collaboration of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the…

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ASEAN Member States to present a united voice at COP22 on shared vision to adapt agriculture to climate change

ASEAN Member States to present a united voice at COP22 on shared vision to adapt agriculture to climate change ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) have adopted a common regional position on agriculture sector issues and will be promoting it at the forthcoming 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention…

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Making every drop count: Rethinking irrigation for global food security

Making every drop count: Rethinking irrigation for global food security Adapting agriculture to a changing climate and world will mean developing and implementing new approaches to irrigation policies and practices the world over, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned today. These new approaches were discussed at the beginning of the…

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