Government representatives and agricultural development specialists have gathered in Hanoi to discuss over two days the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s approach to decentralising its operations in Asia and the Pacific.
In a move the United Nations has called a major step towards reducing hunger and improving nutrition around the world, its General Assembly has heralded a “Decade of Action on Nutrition” that will run until 2025.
While China’s salt intake dropped by over one-fifth in a decade, it is still one of the world’s heaviest consumers, according to a Unicef-backed study that also found the country’s overall sodium intake was nearly three times WHO-recommended safe levels.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and commercial partner Ikea of Sweden will work together to promote forest certification schemes to develop more sustainable plantations in Vietnam.
China has announced a US$50m donation to the Food and Agriculture Organisation to support the UN body’s programme of "South-South cooperation" to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development over the next five years.