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OECD and FAO see likely end to period of high agricultural prices but urge vigilance

By CTA Admin | Jul 4, 2016

OECD and FAO see likely end to period of high agricultural prices but urge vigilance The recent period of high agricultural commodity prices is most likely over, say the OECD and FAO in their latest 10-year Outlook. But the two organisations warn of the need to be vigilant as the probability of a major price…

Shrimp farming sector looks for consensus on ways to battle trans-continental disease

By CTA Admin | Jun 24, 2016

Shrimp farming sector looks for consensus on ways to battle trans-continental disease Governments, scientists and producers have expressed the need for a consensus on ways to fight a deadly disease that continues to seriously threaten the world’s shrimp farming sector. Outbreaks of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND), commonly known as “early mortality syndrome” (EMS), caught…

China and FAO strengthen south-south cooperation pledging to leverage agricultural expertise for the benefit of all

By CTA Admin | Jun 7, 2016

China and FAO strengthen south-south cooperation pledging to leverage agricultural expertise for the benefit of all The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of China have announced plans to intensify their partnership in south-south cooperation activities, FAO announced today. After decades of successful collaboration, China…

Investment in agricultural innovation needed to fight poverty and hunger

By CTA Admin | Jun 3, 2016

Investment in agricultural innovation needed to fight poverty and hunger Promoting sustainable agriculture requires a renewed focus on innovation and investment in research, technology and capacity development, FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva said at a meeting of agriculture ministers of the G20 in China. “ICT helps in the monitoring of crop growth, utilization […] Source: FAO.org

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

By CTA Admin | May 19, 2016

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…

Ground-breaking illegal fishing accord soon to enter into force

By CTA Admin | May 16, 2016

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…

Cambodia announces actions to achieve Zero Hunger by 2025

By CTA Admin | May 4, 2016

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 CTA Admin | May 3, 2016

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.…

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…