Hanoi to host FAO conference

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Hanoi to host FAO conference

(VOV) - The 31st UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC) will take place in Hanoi from March 12-16, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) .

The event will include 44 FAO member countries in the region and observers from UN organisations, donors and other development partners, as well as inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, civil societies and business sectors.

MARD said that high on the agenda will be discussions with high ranking officials on food security, rural poverty reduction, regional and global policies and legal issues concerning agriculture and the food situation in the Asia-Pacific, in addition to initiatives from the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and other budget programmes.

A round-table meeting to resolve problems related to changing food prices will also be held during the conference and official reports will be approved at the closing session on March 16.

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