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Food Security

FAO assists Myanmar to improve food security

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FAO assists Myanmar to improve food security

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Myanmar government have signed a multi-year framework agreement to improve nutrition and food security in the country while safeguarding and sustainably managing the use of natural resources.

Indonesian presidential candidates hold second debate

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Indonesian presidential candidates hold second debate

Indonesian presidential candidates Joko Widodo and his challenger Prabowo Subianto on February 17 spared over the issues of energy, environment, infrastructure, food, and natural resources in their second debate held two months ahead of the presidential polls.

Singapore works to enhance food security

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Singapore works to enhance food security

The Singaporean Parliament on February 12 passed a new law on the establishment of a new agency to oversee food-related issues, a move to turn the country into an agriculture and food hub of the region.

Vietnam accelerates implementation of sustainable development goals

Society

Vietnam accelerates implementation of sustainable development goals

The National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam coordinated with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to hold a meeting in the central city of Da Nang on December 18 on realising challenges posed for Vietnam in the implementation of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

More research needed for climate adaptation

Environment

More research needed for climate adaptation

Climate change is the biggest challenge to Vietnam and the agricultural sector, and farmers and the poor are the most vulnerable. In response, a number of measures have been taken by the country to mitigate climate change.

Vietnam acts to eliminate hunger by 2025

Society

Vietnam acts to eliminate hunger by 2025

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has called on all ministries, sectors, international organisations, domestic and foreign businesses, experts, and volunteers to join hands in working towards a Vietnam free of hunger by 2025.