World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


FAO submitted draft plan of action

FAO submitted draft plan of action in support of ASEAN vision, objectives and strategies for cooperation in food, agriculture and forestry towards 2025

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

19 August 2014

ASEAN nations have moved a step closer in their efforts to formulate a framework of a new vision and priorities for the years 2016-2025 in food production , agriculture and forestry sectors, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

The acknowledgment was made by FAO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative, Hiroyuki Konuma, during the Special Senior Officials Meeting of the Thirty Fifth Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (Special SOM-35th AMAF), in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Following a request in March of this year by the ASEAN Secretariat, and after subsequent consultative meetings, a draft ‘Strategic plan of action for ASEAN cooperation in food, agriculture and forestry (2016 – 2025)’ was drafted jointly by FAO and GIZ and presented to the ASEAN senior officials today for consideration. The plan has been developed through collaboration of FAO, the German development agency GIZ and consultants. The draft includes a detailed situational analysis of food, crops, livestock and fisheries in the ASEAN countries. It examines challenges and opportunities and offers suggestions for a coordinated way forward.

During his introductory remarks, Konuma said the process provided “a crucial framework for ASEAN integration in food, agriculture and forestry sector which are critical to the food security and economic progress in the ASEAN Community.”

The FAO Assistant Director-General also presented the Special SOM-AMAF meeting with an update on the Save Food Asia-Pacific Campaign, supported by the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. The regional initiative, launched in Bangkok in August 2013 under the umbrella of global Save Food Campaign, has attracted the interest of several countries in Asia and the Pacific including ASEAN member countries.

“Cambodia, Viet Nam, Indonesia and Thailand have officially requested FAO’s support to implement Save Food Campaigns and launch national networks,” Konuma said. “Lao PDR, Singapore and Malaysia have also communicated to FAO their interest in implementing national Save Food Campaigns,” he added.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Signs Of Ebola Decline In Liberia Offer ‘Glimmer Of Hope’

Equipped with UNICEF-developed and Government-approved awareness materials, these girls go door-to-door in West Point, Monrovia, to educate their parents, family members and friends about Ebola and how it can be prevented. Photo: UNICEF/UNI171713/Griggers More>>

ALSO:

Allegations Of Misreporting By Joint Darfur Mission

Ban ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Findings of Review of Allegations of Misreporting by Joint Darfur Mission More>>

Status Quo Not Viable Option’ In Jerusalem

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman briefs the Security Council at its meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe More>>

ALSO:

  • ITUC - Israel’s Settlement Expansion is an Outrage
  • World News: No To TPP Trade-Offs

    No to TPP Trade-Offs, Say Public Health, Fair Trade Activists at Sydney TPP Ministers’ Meeting More>>

    ALSO:

  • AFTINET - Fair Trade Group Calls for Release of TPP Text
  • Al Jazeera Interpol Rejects Egypt Request For Red Notice On Journalist

    Interpol, the international organisation for police cooperation, has rejected a request from Egypt to issue one of its red notices against Ahmed Mansour, an Al Jazeera journalist. More>>

    UN-Backed Study: Fruit Flies To Prompt Better Pest Controls

    Bactrocera dorsalis is causing “incalculable damage to horticultural industries and food security” across a swathe of countries in Asia, Africa, the Pacific and parts of South America. Photo: IAEA/Viwat Wornoayporn More>>


    ‘The Only Way To Stop Ebola Is At Its Source’ – UN Chief

    Girls in the city of Voinjama look at a poster that displays information and illustrations about how to prevent the spread of Ebola. Photo: UNICEF/2014/Liberia/Jallanzo More>>

    ALSO:

  • Christian World Service - CWS appeals for help to Stop Ebola
  • UN: Multi-Billion Dollar Horn Of Africa Pledge

    UN’s Ban, Global Leaders Join Forces in Multi-Billion Dollar Horn of Africa Pledge More>>


     
     
     
     
     
    World
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news