Asia

Journal Articles & Books
December 1997

This country report outlines the forestry sector development objectives for Vietnam and includes descriptions of the country's forest resources, wood and non-wood products and their current and future supply and demand. Organisational strengthening and policy formulation are also covered

Reports & Research
December 2015

FAO has a long history of partnership with the countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), providing policy advice, analysis and technical assistance in agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry, natural resources management and food security in its commitment to support resilient livelihoods and enhance food security. FAO collaborates with these countries at a global level, as well as at a regional level through a number of regional initiatives, and at a country level via the country programming framework agreed upon with national authorities.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016

The rangeland resources of Pakistan constitute around 60 percent of the land area of Pakistan. This resource supports millions of livestock which are important for the livelihood food security and nutrition of poor rural people. Currently the resource is in a deteriorating condition and the current productivity is far less than its potential. Therefore, the information collected and available in this book will help in the management of rangeland resources. The book contains rangelan- related information from all the provinces/region of the country.

Reports & Research
December 2016

FAO’s programme in India is primarily guided by GOI priorities and further shaped by FAO’s corporate priorities that play a catalytic role in supporting India to: (i) reduce rural poverty; (ii) promote inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems; (iii) eradicate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; (iv) provide goods and services from agriculture, forestry, and fisheries in a sustainable manner; (v) increase resilience; and (vi) provision of global goods. In doing so, FAO will also address cross-cutting issues such as gender and climate change.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016

Los bosques y los árboles respaldan la agricultura sostenible. Estabilizan los suelos y el clima, regulan los flujos de agua, ofrecen sombra y refugio y proporcionan un hábitat a los polinizadores y los depredadores naturales de plagas agrícolas. Asimismo, contribuyen a la seguridad alimentaria de cientos de millones de personas, para quienes constituyen fuentes importantes de alimentos, energía e ingresos. Sin embargo, la agricultura sigue siendo el principal factor de la deforestación a nivel mundial y, a menudo, las políticas agrícolas, forestales y de tierras no casan.

Reports & Research
April 2016

This paper summarizes the good practices by nine selected OECD countries that seek to promote responsible foreign investment in developing country agriculture, primarily by investors in their territory or jurisdiction. The study provides examples of the increasing trend of home countries in establishing binding legal norms and other mechanisms as safeguards that are relevant for agricultural investment.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2001

This publication contains four in-depth reviews on current and emerging issues in the economic analysis of food, agriculture and rural development, written by well-known scholars in the field. The selection of the issues for in-depth review was the result of a survey conducted among FAO staff involved in policy assistance activities in the main developing regions. Thus, the choice reflects their and, by extension, the policy-makers' perception as to the main research priorities in the economic analysis of agriculture, rural development, poverty and food security.

Reports & Research
September 2016

Institutional capacity of government organizations, programmes/ projects, and civil society to support forest tenure reform exists but is insufficient. Major capacity gaps are found in relation to conflict and grievance management, responding to climate change and emergencies, and governance of private sector. Programs have relatively better capacity than government organizations and civil society organizations as they are able to provide direct support at local levels to improve the livelihoods and income of forest dependent communities.