Aquaculture is the world's fastest-growing source of animal protein and currently provides nearly half of all fish consumed globally, with the Asia-Pacific region providing 89 percent of the supply.
UNICEF and the Asia-Pacific Interagency Group on Youth have called on regional governments to focus on the Asia-Pacific’s 1.1 billion young people.
The FAO is seeking $18.9 million to help farmers in rural areas of southern Pakistan whose crops and food stocks were destroyed by the mid-August monsoon rains.
The UN predicts a possible major resurgence of the H5N1 avian influenza strain, amid signs that a mutant H5N1-184.108.40.206 strain is spreading throughout Asia and beyond.
A study in PLoS ONE has given the first evidence of highly pathogenic H5N1 viral transmission between domestic farms and wild birds in Tibet.