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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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