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10200 Bangkok

The vision of the FAO office in Bangkok is a food-secure Asia and the Pacific region.

Its mission is to help member countries halve the number of undernourished people in the region by raising agricultural productivity and alleviating poverty while protecting the region’s natural resources base.

Agricultural growth in Asia-Pacific has stagnated in recent years, with a serious decline in agricultural investment, and depletion and degradation of natural resources in the face of continued population growth.

The benefits of the green revolution have now been fully realized and there are no revolutionary technologies on the horizon that can rapidly and sustainably reinvigorate agriculture.

Outward migration, especially of the young generation, has led to the "greying" and feminization of the sector; the coping mechanisms of poor households are few, given their limited assets and the fact that a deep recession occurred so soon after the food crisis.

Climate change will impact agriculture in many ways, particularly in areas vulnerable to natural disaster.

The opening of markets improved the mobility of people, goods and services and created employment opportunities for the labour-rich Asia-Pacific economies. At the same time the growing links within the region and with the rest of the world ushered in risks of transboundary plant pests and animal diseases.

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Rapports et recherches
décembre, 2015
Fidji, Bangladesh, Pérou, Indonésie, Australie, Pakistan, Thaïlande, Népal, Philippines, Singapour, Malaisie, Japon, Myanmar, Cambodge, Inde, Bhoutan, Maldives, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, Mongolie, Asie, Océanie

Almost every nation is now a signatory to the Convention on Climate Change. The first Conference of Parties (COP) was held in Berlin in 1995. Two decades since, we have come a long way, but we have yet to reach the ultimate objective of stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would end human-induced influence on the climate. While the COP negotiations are landmark events for humankind, many experts who work in the field and are not directly involved in the negotiations cannot claim to comprehend what is being discussed.

Library Resource
Rapports et recherches
décembre, 2013

The research aim is to detect land cover changes of Bangladesh using satellite remote sensing technology. More specifically the research objectives are to a) quantify how the availability of agricultural land has evolved since independence; b) quantify how the availability and allocation of land to various uses has evolved at national and sub-national levels since independence; and c) quantify land lost and gained due to various factors.

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Articles et Livres
décembre, 2013

More than 50 senior representatives from 12 countries representing various sectors - health, agriculture (horticulture/livestock), fisheries, agricultural marketing, agricultural policy planning, urban development, NGOs, academia and industry - attended the regional workshop on strengthening urban and peri-urban agriculture towards resilient food systems in Asia.

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