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FAO regional training aims to improve access to new tool for assessment of laboratories and AMR surveillance systems

FAO regional training aims to improve access to new tool for assessment of laboratories and AMR surveillance systems 10 May 2018, Singapore – Life saving medicines fail when bacteria become resistant to them, so countries are racing to battle these ‘bad bugs’ through improved surveillance systems to protect animals, people and livelihoods.  Without global action,…

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Asia-Pacific fisheries focus on resilience and sustainable blue growth

Asia-Pacific fisheries focus on resilience and sustainable blue growth Members of the Asia-Pacific Fisheries Commission (APFIC) have vowed to scale up collective efforts to ensure that fisheries and aquaculture are managed in a responsible and sustainable manner, the commission announced today at its 35th Session, which has convened in Cebu, the Philippines. As a region,…

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FAO urges Asia-Pacific media executives to become more active in helping to achieve the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

FAO urges Asia-Pacific media executives to become more active in helping to achieve the 2030 agenda for sustainable development Public and private sector media organizations across Asia-Pacific should be encouraged to take a greater stake in helping the region achieve the world’s sustainable development goals, particularly SDG 2 on Zero Hunger, the Food and Agriculture…

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Call in Fiji to return to traditional foods to reduce NCDs

Fiji’s President Jioji Konrote says a dietary transition away from traditional, domestic staples towards diets high in processed foods has contributed to the non-communicable disease epidemic in Fiji. Major-General Konrote, who is leading the campaign in Fiji to reduce NCDs, says 80 percent of the deaths of Fijians under 70 years of age are due…

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CTO launches new initiative on climate change resilience

The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has launched a regional tourism education and awareness campaign (RTEAC) aimed at fostering a discussion on climate resilience and sustainability on both the regional and international stage. The CTO said that the initiative is dedicated to the memory of its former employee, Bonita Morgan, “a beloved regional champion of…

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Barbados: Food import bill simply too high – Fletcher-Paul

One regional agriculture specialist is advising Government to make it mandatory for tourism operators here to use a certain amount of local agriculture produce in their operations. This suggestion has come from sub-regional Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Dr Lystra Fletcher-Paul, who said Barbados’ food import bill was simply too high. Addressing…

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Vanuatu: National Week of Agriculture in July

Luganville will be hosting the National Week of Agriculture from July 16 -20. The event is expected to attract around 500 agricultural educators, specialists, program managers, producers and farmers across Vanuatu and the Pacific. The national agriculture week is sponsored by the Vanuatu Government, through the Ministry of Agriculture. Minister of Agriculture, Matai Seremaiah has…

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Cuba’s Organic Farming Revolution Is Debunking Its Reputation For Bad Food

Thanks to a small-scale organic farming revolution, Cuba is defying its stubborn reputation for the kind of bland, meagre cuisine that previously deterred traveling foodies.  In Viñales, a small town of colorful colonial bungalows and dramatic limestone hills, meals are served farm-to-fork in the purest sense. The contents of your plate—silky eggplant, hand-cut sweet potato fries, dewy heirloom…

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