FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific | Land Portal
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FAO Asia & the Pacific

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Maliwan Mansion Phra Atit Road
10200 Bangkok
Thailand
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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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Moving from information dissemination to community participation in forest landscapes cover image
Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
August 2017
Asia

Traditionally, in the context of environment and natural resources management, many communication efforts have focused on the dissemination of technical information to end-users who were expected to adopt them. Development practitioners were trying to ‘push’ their products on communities in order to receive community commitment to their development initiatives.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2015
Bangladesh
Switzerland
United States of America
Sri Lanka
Indonesia
Australia
Republic of Korea
Thailand
Nepal
Laos
Philippines
Malaysia
Japan
Myanmar
Cambodia
India
Bhutan
Vietnam
Asia

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 13 September 2007. Since then, the importance of the role that indigenous peoples play in economic, social and environmental conservation through traditional sustainable agricultural practices has been gradually recognized.

Reports & Research
December 2015
Fiji
Bangladesh
Peru
Indonesia
Australia
Pakistan
Thailand
Nepal
Philippines
Singapore
Malaysia
Japan
Myanmar
Cambodia
India
Bhutan
Maldives
Papua New Guinea
Mongolia
Asia
Oceania

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.

Reports & Research
December 2013
Bangladesh

The research aim is to detect land cover changes of Bangladesh using satellite remote sensing technology.

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