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

By CTA Admin | May 3, 2016

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…

North Korea's food production falls for first time since 2010 as water scarcity hits agricultural sector

By CTA Admin | Apr 27, 2016

North Korea's food production falls for first time since 2010 as water scarcity hits agricultural sector North Korea’s total  food production – including cereals, soybeans and potatoes in cereal equivalent – is estimated to have fallen in 2015, the first drop since 2010, and is expected to worsen food security in the country, according to…

Tapping into Asia's biodiversity to feed a hungry region

By CTA Admin | Apr 26, 2016

Tapping into Asia's biodiversity to feed a hungry region Scientists and government representatives are assessing opportunities to increase food security and nutrition by more closely examining the region’s biodiversity and its links to food production and agriculture, an FAO regional consultation on biodiversity […] Source: FAO.org

Asia-Pacific countries work to protect and maintain trade in seafood while improving conservation of threatened species of aquatic life

By CTA Admin | Apr 22, 2016

Asia-Pacific countries work to protect and maintain trade in seafood while improving conservation of threatened species of aquatic life With an international net closing in on the trade in threatened species of aquatic life, countries in Asia and the Pacific are working to implement tools that will offer a balance of protection while ensuring trade…

New technologies boost efforts to cut down on environmentally harmful "ghost fishing"

By CTA Admin | Apr 21, 2016

New technologies boost efforts to cut down on environmentally harmful "ghost fishing" Modern technologies that make it easier to recover lost fishing gear are giving a boost to efforts to reduce so-called “ghost fishing” and its harmful impacts on fish stocks and endangered species. Growing concern over this problem, coupled with the increasing availability of…

2nd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

By webmaster | Apr 19, 2016

Promperu and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, are organizing the 2nd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, to take place from 27-29 April 2016 in Lima, Peru. Gastronomy, as the essence of culture and a major element of intangible heritage worldwide is a growing driver for tourists that…

Professor Kadambot Siddique named Ambassador for International Year of Pulses

By CTA Admin | Apr 19, 2016

Professor Kadambot Siddique named Ambassador for International Year of Pulses Indian researcher and professor Kadambot Siddique has been named Ambassador for the International Year of Pulses in the Asia-Pacific region at a ceremony held in Marrakesh today. Siddique, who currently serves as professor of agriculture and chair and director of the Institute of Agriculture at…

Asia-Pacific looks at greening cities to improve lives and livelihoods

By CTA Admin | Apr 6, 2016

Asia-Pacific looks at greening cities to improve lives and livelihoods There is huge potential for an increase in urban forests, trees and green areas to counteract the negative effects of rapid urbanization and improve livelihoods in the major cities of Asia and the Pacific, a regional meeting on urban forestry heard today. The First Asia-Pacific…

Dominican Republic’s world-class gastronomy encourages visitors to explore beyond the buffet

By webmaster | Apr 2, 2016

Dominican Republic’s world-class gastronomy encourages visitors to explore beyond the buffet Dominican Republic.– Popularly known for picture-perfect beaches and all-inclusive vacations, Dominican Republic invites travellers to experience authentic tastes and haute cuisine beyond the resort buffet. Recognized as one of the most gastronomically diverse and exquisite destinations in The Caribbean, the country boasts a variety of culinary attractions,…

Philippine Government and FAO take to the sky with drones in disaster risk reduction efforts for the agriculture sector

By webmaster | Mar 23, 2016

In an effort to stay ahead of the negative impacts of climate change, floods and typhoons on its food security, the Philippine Department of Agriculture and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched drones to more accurately predict where agricultural damage will be worst and quickly assess damages […] Source: FAO.org

​SEAFOOD, SUN AND SAND! CRFM seeks to strengthen the linkages between Fisheries and Tourism

By CTA Admin | Mar 22, 2016

A delightful supper of freshly caught, grilled fish or lobster often adds a special touch to the Caribbean experience of tourists who come to the region not just for “sea, sun and sand”—but also for its superb seafood! Through tourism, which brings almost 30 million visitors to our shores each year and which contributes nearly…

Combating illegal fishing and strengthening seafood traceability

By webmaster | Mar 22, 2016

Seafood products are among the most widely traded food commodities in the world, with estimates for 2015 placing the value of international fish trade at US$ 130 billion, but illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) – estimated at some US$ 10 – 23 billion annually – is undermining the industry, […] Source: FAO.org

Alimentaria Showcases the Connection Between Food and Gastronomy for the World

By webmaster | Mar 21, 2016

Alimentaria 2016 will be more gourmet- and experience-driven than ever to highlight and promote the quality, variety and wealth of Spanish food and drink products. The event organised by Fira de Barcelona and Alimentaria Exhibitions-which takes place on 25-28 April-will show how to take advantage of the bond between the food industry, gastronomy and tourism to carve…