Fiji Time: 12:45 AM on Wednesday 17 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Fiji to host FAO in April

LICE MOVONO
Friday, December 08, 2017

Update: 12:07PM YET another international conference comes to Fiji when the Food and Agriculture Organisation, and agency of the United Nations holds its 34th annual regional conference in Fiji next April.

This according to a statement from the government this hour confirms that Fiji will become the first Pacific island country to host the FAO conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC).

The 34th FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific will be held in Nadi from 9 to 13 April 2018, to be attended by 46 FAO member nations in the Asia and Pacific region.

The last such regional conference was held in Putrajaya, Malaysia in March 2016.

Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management & Meteorological Services Inia Seruiratu this week signed a Memorandum of Responsibilities (MoR) with the FAO's assistant director-general cementing plans.

At the signing ceremony, Mr Seruiratu said the FAO APRC would be an opportunity to show off Fiji's facilities.

"Fiji supports FAO's mandate and looks forward to a greater contribution from FAO to the challenges facing Fiji and the Pacific in addressing food and nutrition security," he said.

FAO hosts regional conferences where ministers of agriculture and high-level officials meet to examine challenges and priority in the food and agriculture sector.

The goal is to promote "regional coherence on global policies and political issues," the FAO website said.

The final communique from the 33rd FAO APRC called on the FAO "to move forward with regional efforts to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and counter threats to agriculture from climate change by 2030."

"The Conference also stressed the need to revitalize the image of the agriculture sector in general in order for it to be considered an important career choice for young people," the FAO said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62370.6047
JPY 56.044253.0442
GBP 0.36250.3545
EUR 0.40920.3972
NZD 0.69370.6607
AUD 0.63290.6079
USD 0.50360.4866

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 16th, January, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. ATSET: Nothing to hide
  2. Family laments untimely loss
  3. 'Death traps'
  4. Amnesty keeps watch on ATS impasse
  5. Bad start to 2018
  6. Forbes ready for 7s festival
  7. A-G: No pay decrease
  8. Taveuni accident lands two in hospital
  9. Businesses caught off guard
  10. Parliament sitting moved to March

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fitting farewell for Bill Friday (12 Jan)
  2. Love will keep us together Sunday (14 Jan)
  3. Village bylaws consultation suspended Wednesday (10 Jan)
  4. Kubuabola laid to rest Thursday (11 Jan)
  5. $100 a day Sunday (14 Jan)
  6. Blessings from above Thursday (11 Jan)
  7. Air NZ confirms incident Friday (12 Jan)
  8. Capt William calls it a day after 45 years Sunday (14 Jan)
  9. National strike if no resolution, says FTUC Sunday (14 Jan)
  10. Teachers transfer policy Monday (15 Jan)