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

By CTA Admin | Nov 14, 2016

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…

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

By CTA Admin | Nov 8, 2016

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…

Making every drop count: Rethinking irrigation for global food security

By CTA Admin | Nov 6, 2016

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…

Join the antimicrobial resistance pledge

By CTA Admin | Oct 31, 2016

Join the antimicrobial resistance pledge In preparation for the World Antibiotic Awareness Week the general public is encouraged to participate in a social media campaign to raise awareness about antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR is a global emerging threat to humans and animals, which results from the misuse and abuse of antimicrobials such as antibiotics. This…

Chefs for Development: a powerful synergy between agriculture and cuisine

By CTA Admin | Oct 28, 2016

[by CTA] A platform that promotes stronger linkages between chefs and small-scale producers in Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Ocean countries was launched in the Caribbean. Chefs for Development aims to stimulate demand of local agrifood products in the domestic and hospitality sector, improving public health and reducing unsustainable food import bills in island countries. The…

FAO and partners help Asia's family farmers access global markets through the Geographical Indications initiative

By CTA Admin | Oct 28, 2016

FAO and partners help Asia's family farmers access global markets through the Geographical Indications initiative The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in conjunction with the Ministry of Science and Technology ofLao PDR, the French Development Agency (AFD) and the French Embassy in Vientiane has launched a regional symposium promoting the Geographical…

Jamaica poised to tap into US$150-billion gastronomy market

By CTA Admin | Oct 20, 2016

Minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica is uniquely poised to tap into the US$150-billion international gastronomy market, propelling the tourism industry even faster towards further economic growth. Addressing a Gastronomy of Fats and Oils Seminar on October 12, Bartlett said studies conducted by the tourism ministry show that food is a major draw for…

Eastern Caribbean Focuses on Economic Growth and Youth Empowerment

By CTA Admin | Oct 20, 2016

The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is preparing a Growth and Development Strategy at the core of which is a Youth Development Strategy to help the region to deal with world and regional challenges. Prensa Latina talked with the director general of the bloc, Didacus Jules, about these issues and the priorities and future…

Thai Princess agrees to represent UN FAO as Special Ambassador for Zero Hunger

By CTA Admin | Oct 17, 2016

Thai Princess agrees to represent UN FAO as Special Ambassador for Zero Hunger The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today announced that Her Royal Highness, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, has graciously agreed to represent the Organization as an FAO Special Ambassador for Zero Hunger. The announcement was made during…

On World Food Day, Asia and the Pacific prepare agriculture for climate change

By CTA Admin | Oct 17, 2016

On World Food Day, Asia and the Pacific prepare agriculture for climate change In the Asia-Pacific region, increasingly prone to climate related disasters, droughts and floods, adapting agriculture to climate change requires immediate action, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization announced today. “We can see that climate change is happening, and we know that our…

How to Take a Journey of Chocolate in Belize

By CTA Admin | Oct 12, 2016

The Maya Beach Hotel & Bistro, located on Belize’s Placencia Peninsula, is offering an immersive package that allows travelers to interact with local Mayan families and learn first hand how they’ve lived off the land in the “cradle of chocolate.” Guests experience a culinary learning education as they enjoy a tour of a local organic chocolate…

World Food Day 2016: Announcement of UN FAO Special Ambassador for Zero Hunger

By CTA Admin | Oct 11, 2016

World Food Day 2016: Announcement of UN FAO Special Ambassador for Zero Hunger The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will convene the Asia-Pacific regional observance of World Food Day on Monday, 17 October 2016 at its regional office, 39 Phra Atit Road 10200 Bangkok. This year’s event will be very high-profile…

FAO supports ASEAN initiative in the establishment of a Coordinating Centre for Animal Health and Zoonoses

By CTA Admin | Oct 7, 2016

FAO supports ASEAN initiative in the establishment of a Coordinating Centre for Animal Health and Zoonoses With the increasing threat of emerging and re-emerging zoonoses, transboundary animal diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) today announced a regional approach to counter the dangers. ASEAN has committed to the establishment of…