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Asia-Pacific Accounts For Nearly 90% Of Fish Supply

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: Greater Investment In Youth Vital For Asia-Pacific Economic Development

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.

FAO: $18.9m Needed To Help Farmers Affected By Pakistan Floods

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.

UN: H5N1 Bird Flu Spreading In Asia, New Virus Strain In Vietnam

The UN predicts a possible major resurgence of the H5N1 avian influenza strain, amid signs that a mutant H5N1- strain is spreading throughout Asia and beyond.

Wild Migratory Geese May Have Spread H5N1 Bird Flu

A study in PLoS ONE has given the first evidence of highly pathogenic H5N1 viral transmission between domestic farms and wild birds in Tibet.