21 Feb 2013
United Nations have declared 2013 as the International Year of Quinoa. Quinoa is a grain originating from the Andean Regions of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. It was next to the potato a staple food of Pre-Columbian Andean civilizations. Already and the Incas named it 'mother of all [...]
18 Feb 2013
In December 2012 FAO has launched the FAOSTAT Emissions database of comprehensive time-series statistics on greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from agriculture, forestry and other land use sectors for all countries, over the period 1990-2010.
The FAOSTAT GHG data are estimates made at country level, based on FAOSTAT activity data reported by [...]
22 Jan 2013
The UN General Assembly has declared the year 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation. Water is essential for life. Water makes 70% of a human being. Without water, life on earth would be impossible.
Also small farmers of the remote province of Jalalabad in Kyrgyzstan, know how [...]
21 Jan 2013
In the last quarter of 2012 the following FAO Representatives for two Regional Offices, two Liaison Offices and nine countries have been appointed:
23 Nov 2012
Social networks have nowadays become an integral way of sharing information instantly on the Web. Adding social sharing buttons to websites or blog has become a quick and effective way to promote content and increase page views.
Aware of such potentialities, the Country Profiles Portal has now added social media buttons [...]
29 Oct 2012
The International Year of Quinoa, IYQ 2013, was officially launched today with the slogan "A future planted thousands of years ago".
The IYQ constitutes the first step in an ongoing process to focus world attention on the role that quinoa´s biodiversity and nutritional value play in providing [...]
30 May 2012
Mr Deep Ford has been appointed Sub-regional Coordinator for Central America and FAO Representative in Panama, effective 1 February; Mr Peter Ervin Kenmore, FAO Representative in India effective 1 March; and Mr Purushottam Kumar Mudbhary, FAO Representative in Laos effective 1 May. In addition, Mr Masato Ito [...]
15 May 2012
An analysis of the FAO Country Profiles portal usage during Q1 (January-March) has shown that the top 10 most visited country pages were: India, Mexico, China, Brazil, Bangladesh, Turkey, Kenya, USA, Egypt, [...]
16 Apr 2012
The 11th newsletter of the FAO Country Profiles is now available. This edition includes an article focusing on information from the field available in the FAO Country Profiles, such as news, events and country reports from decentralized offices, and other in-country initiatives. The newsletter also features the Worldwide offices Web [...]
21 Mar 2012
Held every 2 years, the Regional Conference is FAO’s highest governing body and forum in the region.
Countries will discuss the main agriculture and food security challenges that the region faces, reviewing the actions undertaken by FAO during the previous biennium and setting the regional priorities for the Organization [...]
Recent FAO appointments in Panama, Laos, India and Japan
Post date: 30/05/2012
Original link: http://www.fao.org/countryprofiles/highlights.asp?lang=en#40158
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