Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Digital solutions to improve agrifood systems

These solutions developed in both the public and private sectors, particularly through four regional priorities designed to deliver the Four Betters (Better Production, Better Nutrition, a Better Environment, and a Better Life, leaving no one behind).

Director General of FAO, Dr QU Dongyu in a statement said, “The first FAO Asia-Pacific regional priority is to transform the region’s agrifood systems to be more efficient, more inclusive, more resilient, and more sustainable, with more affordable healthy diets.”

FAO Backs National Forest Project

FAO is working in partnership with the PNG Forest Authority to assess and monitor the country’s forest resources and provide comprehensive data on the extent, composition and condition of PNG’s forests to support sustainable forest management practices.

Minister for Forest, Salio Waipo expressed gratitude to FAO of the United Nations for their support in the National Forest Inventory (NFI) project in PNG. The NFI has so far been carried out in seven of the 22 provinces. Western Highlands Province is the eighth province currently being inventoried. 

Osima’s Transformative Cocoa Journey

Home to 3,000 residents, this community, a mere three-hour drive from the Vanimo township, has become a beacon of hope and economic resurgence.

For years, Osima Village grappled with isolation, its inhabitants relying on traditional hunting and gardening for sustenance. Accessing markets in Vanimo and neighboring Indonesia posed significant challenges due to unreliable transportation.

Jeffery Osi, a village elder, vividly recalls the arduous waits for transport, even for urgent medical needs.

National Weather Service calls for early action

This is according to the National Weather Service (NWS). It says this will put many communities at risk of drought leaving plenty without food and water in the coming months.

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s Lazarus Dawa says that informing communities nationwide to preserve and conserve food and water supplies must start now before the start of the forecasted dry season come March 2024.

FPDA observes World Food Day in Erap

The day commemorates the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945.

The theme for this year is 'Water is Life, Water is Food. Leave No One Behind'.

Water is essential to life on Earth. It covers the majority of the Earth's surface, makes up over 50% of our bodies, produces our food, and supports livelihoods. 

But this precious resource is not infinite. People world over must not take it for granted. According to the UN FAO, what we eat, and how that food is produced, all affect water.

FAO Empowers MSMEs in the Sepik Region

A series of workshops in Angoram, East Sepik Province, and Aitape, West Sepik Province, are equipping local entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills needed for sustainable development.

The initial workshop in Angoram centred on vital MSME success factors, including group dynamics, leadership skills, and effective communication.

The active participation of the Kandangapma Women's Business Group, renowned for their businesses in fish processing and sewing, was a highlight.

Enriching Nutrition for rural people

The effort is to improve the quality and quantity of fish production, increase income and enrich the nutrition of inland rural communities in the Sepik region.

Eight hundred fifty-six rural population living in inland areas of the Vanimo-Green District of West Sepik Province will have better access to nutrient-rich fish protein for an improved diet, thanks to support provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), under the EU-funded STREIT PNG Programme.

PNG to hold Food Safety conference

The theme for this year's observance, "Food Standards Save Lives," was selected by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, World Health Organization (WHO) and Codex Alimentarius Commission.

During its 39th session in 2016, the commission unanimously endorsed a proposal to establish World Food Safety Day as a permanent event under the United Nations framework.

Each year, approximately one in ten individuals worldwide falls victim to foodborne illnesses, underscoring the importance of food standards in ensuring the safety of our meals.

Empowering Fisherwomen with FAO-Thiaroye Technology

The novel “FAO-Thiaroye Technology” (FTT) is being introduced and demonstrated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) under the EU-funded STREIT Programme in the Country, starting from the Greater Sepik.

EU-STREIT PNG Support sustainable Cocoa Business Project

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations under the EU-STREIT PNG Programme, are supporting this initiative by Wosera High School, in engaging students and surrounding communities in sustainable cocoa value chain development.

Following appraisal visits and business plan review, the Programme supported the school’s newly initiated cocoa project through the provision of cocoa husbandry tools and materials, including polybags, shades cloths, pole pruners, wheelbarrows, pruning saws, shovels, tie wires, watering cans, measuring tapes, and budding tapes.