The ability of a population to access and consume nutritious, diverse foods in necessary quantities warrants particular attention as poor diets are a root cause of malnutrition in all its forms.

This report summarises the main findings and recommendations of new research into the barriers to accessing climate finance for sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in Timor-Leste.

Family farming remains the predominant form of agriculture in Asia and the Pacific. There are more than 570 million farms in the world of which over 500 million are family-owned. They are responsible for at least 56 percent of agricultural production.

If WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) services are to deliver continuous benefits to users they must be supported by strong, responsive in-country institutions.

A small island, a short boat trip from Timor-Leste’s capital, Dili, appears to have the most biodiverse waters anywhere in the world.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck 83 km (52 miles) west-northwest off the East Timorese capital of Dili, the United States Geological Survey said on Wednesday.

An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck off East Timor on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was supposed to periodically evaluate its energy assistance, but avoided such scrutiny (as it is standard practice in the hydropower sector). In an unusual step, the government's Auditor General Office carried out an in-depth assessment of the assistance, which it submitted to parliament on June 25.

Dengue poses a substantial economic and disease burden in Southeast Asia (SEA). Quantifying this burden is critical to set policy priorities and disease-control strategies.

A significant rise in sea levels due to global warming could result in the loss of species and habitats in the coastal areas of more than a thousand islands in South-East Asia and the Pacific regio