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What caused the fireballs that lit up the sky over Australia?

What caused the fireballs that lit up the sky over Australia?

Source: Jonti Horner, Professor (Astrophysics), University of Southern Queensland / The Conversation Over the past few days a pair of...

Asia-Pacific region warned to prepare for risk of a potential food crisis

Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO ADG/RR for Asia Pacific warned of possible future food shortages24/10/2013 Bangkok, ThailandWhile the world presently has enough food to feed everyone on...
As the dust of the election settles, Australia's wildlife still needs a pathway for recovery

As the dust of the election settles, Australia’s wildlife still needs a pathway for...

Source: Rachel Morgain, Knowledge Broker, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University / The Conversation The environment was...

Asia-Pacific’s “aging population” of coconut trees threatens economies and livelihoods

30/10/2013 Bangkok, ThailandA CLOSING NEWS CONFERENCE IS OPEN TO ALL: Friday, 1 November – Novotel Siam Hotel – Noon, Library Room Floor B1 Asia-Pacific’s coconut trees...
Curious Kids: why are there waves?

Curious Kids: why are there waves?

Source: Mark Hemer, Senior Research Scientist, Oceans and Atmosphere, CSIRO / The Conversation Curious Kids is a series for children....

Asia-Pacific countries call for regional strategy to accelerate coconut sector growth and meet growing...

01/11/2013 Bangkok, ThailandReplanting of coconut trees on a massive scale is required if the coconut producing countries of Asia and the Pacific are to meet...
The long and complicated history of Aboriginal involvement in football

The long and complicated history of Aboriginal involvement in football

Source: Roy Hay, Honorary Fellow, Deakin University / The Conversation Over the next two weekends, the Australian Football League celebrates...

Time to tap the full potential of Asia-Pacific’s forests: sustainably and prosperously

05/11/2013 Rotorua, New ZealandThe forest sector across Asia and the Pacific has enormous untapped potential to increase the prosperity of countries, industries and improve the...

Time to pay closer attention to our traditional agricultural systems

12/11/2013 Bangkok, ThailandWhile new technology continues to improve agricultural production, it is critical that policy makers in Asia and the Pacific pay closer attention to...
Population DNA testing for disease risk is coming. Here are five things to know

Population DNA testing for disease risk is coming. Here are five things to know

Source: Paul Lacaze, Head, Public Health Genomics Program, Monash University / The Conversation DNA testing to predict disease risk has...

Moving towards Zero Hunger by 2025

18/11/2013 BangkokWhile undernourishment in Asia dropped from 24 to 14 percent over the past three decades, concerted efforts aim to eradicate hunger and achieve Zero...
hope and action in the climate crisis

hope and action in the climate crisis

Source: John Wiseman, Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne / The Conversation It was framed as “the climate election”, but last...

Farmers hit by Typhoon Haiyan need urgent assistance

The typhoon severely disrupted the secondary rice planting season in central parts of the country.19/11/2013 Rome, ItalyHundreds of thousands of farmers in the Philippines whose...
the ABC of screenwriting as demonstrated by ABC's The Heights

the ABC of screenwriting as demonstrated by ABC’s The Heights

Source: Philippa Burne, Lecturer, BFA Screenwriting, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, University of Melbourne / The Conversation ...

International Year of Family Farming

22/11/2013 Bangkok, ThailandSmall family farms have great capacity for quick production expansion and are key to sustainable food production if appropriate policies are put in...
Narendra Modi has won the largest election in the world. What will this mean for India?

Narendra Modi has won the largest election in the world. What will this mean...

Source: Amitabh Mattoo, Honorary Professor of International Relations, University of Melbourne / The Conversation The resounding victory of the Bharatiya...

FAO and civil society strengthen partnerships

25/11/2013 Bangkok, ThailandCivil society and FAO agreed on improved space for dialogue and enhanced mechanisms to foster both closer partnerships and wider balanced representation in...
Shocked Labor moves on – but to what policy destination?

Shocked Labor moves on – but to what policy destination?

Source: Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra / The Conversation Bill Shorten has said he likes doing the family...

Asia developing new rice strategy to meet future demand

R B Singh, Hiroyuki Konuma, M S Swaminathan (L-R) open two-day rice strategy consultation.28/11/2013 Bangkok, ThailandThe future of rice is under threat on many fronts,...

Top rice experts hammer out proposal for Asia-Pacific rice strategy

01/12/2013 Bangkok, ThailandAsia and the Pacific region is a step closer to adopting a regional rice strategy the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced...

Asia’s rice crops face setbacks from adverse weather, global production growth rate revised down,...

04/12/2013 Bangkok, ThailandAdverse weather in parts of Asia has taken a toll on rice production in a number of countries in the region, the FAO...

Caritas Internationalis launches global campaign against hunger

10/12/2013 Rome, ItalyThe  global campaign against hunger launched by the Caritas confederation is an important contribution to raise awareness of the plight of millions of...

Philippine fishers and fish farmers facing immense damage to sector

A fishing boat destroyed by the typhoon on Panay Island, Western Visayas11/12/2013 Manila/RomePhilippine fishers face immense damage to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in regions...
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Africa: Leaders, Experts Urge Stronger African Voice on Global Arena

By Jean d'Amour MbonyinshutiAfrican leaders should pursue strong partnerships with western countries and other nations, such as Russia and China, in areas of security...

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