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FAO dairy scheme boosts farm incomes
A dairy project started by FAO in Kabul and four Afghan provinces: Logar, Wardak, Mazar and Kunduz, has proved so successful that the 1 600 farming families taking part have seen their incomes increase fivefold, from
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An FAO initiative for Global Partnership on Seed Security
In order to establish a sustainable seed supply and thereby facilitate food security of member countries, the Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) started an initiative termed “Seed Alliance Without Boundaries (SAWIB)”. The seed based
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For six weeks in February and March plant breeders and others in South and Southeast Asia debated and shared experiences in an on-line forum about the results of surveys on plant breeding capacity in the
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First edition 2009
The Rural Infrastructure and Agro-industries Division has just brought out a Newsletter covering its activities in 2008 and plans for 2009. The Division covers agribusiness, marketing, mechanization, farm management, agro-industries, post-harvest handling, finance and infrastructure.
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Since the earliest instances of trade, pests and other invasive species have been taking the opportunity to hitch-hike a ride to new production– and ecosystems. Over the centuries many plant pests have been moved by
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This publication presents the results of an FAO/IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on the use of irradiation to ensure the safety and quality of prepared foods. There is an increasing worldwide demand for prepared and
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Dairy development in Afghanistan
FAO started dairy development activities in Afghanistan in 1998 with the support of the Government of the United Kingdom and the United Nations Development Programme followed by the Government of Germany in 2002. The interest
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FAO recognises the importance of animal welfare practices that lead to benefits for both people and their animals and supports their implementation. But, how can FAO contribute to inform and support producers in developing countries
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IAEA Plays Vital Role in Task Force on Global Food Security Crisis
Nuclear contribution to food security is among the topics being discussed at the High-Level Meeting on Food Security for All taking place in Madrid, Spain from 26-27 January. The event is a gathering of UN
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A new Regional Seed Association for Central Asia and the Caucasus was recently formed under the auspices of a FAO technical cooperation project with the technical guidance of FAO-AGP. The new Association groups together private
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