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Forests are complex ecosystems that provide not only food, fuel and income opportunities for locals, but also provide important services at the global level as well. Recognizing this, FAO and the Czech Republic have been working together for more than ten years to help countries in Central Asia manage their...
21.09.2018
Aida Baimakova is only 27 years old, but already a year has passed since the Slow Food congress elected her international councilor for Belarus, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Russian Federation, and Ukraine. On the eve of Slow Food’s annual “Terra Madre” event in Torino, Italy, FAO communication specialist Olga Grebennikova...
20.09.2018
Ukraine is well on its way to establishing a legal framework on self-regulation – a mechanism that will improve standards in the agribusiness sector and provide private companies with an opportunity to boost their role in defining their future. The legal framework would allow for industry self-regulation – a process that...
20.09.2018
When the announcement was made that FAO regional offices around the world would each receive an additional US$ 1 million to advance food and agriculture priorities, the technical team in Budapest wasted no time in putting forward proposals for Europe and Central Asia. Available thanks to FAO efficiency savings worldwide, US$...
19.09.2018
Recognizing that the unregulated use of antimicrobials is a growing problem across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, FAO has been working hard to implement improvements across the region, with the support of the Government of the Russian Federation. One example is a regional conference, which began today in Moscow, devoted to...
18.09.2018
The green economy is creating new job opportunities in the forest sector in a variety of areas, such as recreation, leisure and sports, ecotherapy, urban forestry, and the control of pests, fire and disease. In this spirit, more than 30 forest experts from about 20 countries worldwide are participating in a...
17.09.2018
Humankind is in the midst of an unprecedented data-gathering and number-crunching effort, and national statistical offices are on the front line. Giorgi Kvinikadze is FAO statistician for the Europe and Central Asia region, based at the Organization’s regional office here. Kvinikadze spoke recently with senior communication officer Sharon Lee Cowan about...
13.09.2018
Smallholders and family farms are strongholds of food production, food security, and rural development. Without innovation, their important services cannot be secured for the long term. Representatives of governments, academia, civil society, and private sector and international organizations from Europe and Central Asia are meeting for four days in Hungary to...
11.09.2018
Agribusiness representatives and agricultural trade experts from post-Soviet countries gather here this week for three days dedicated to agrifood trade. First up is the FAO-organized regional workshop on World Trade Organization (WTO) instruments, where they’ll learn about a variety of instruments to protect their interests in trade and to promote their...
11.09.2018
For three days, Tashkent is hosting an international conference to promote conservation agriculture in this corner of the world, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan. Around 800 participants are attending the conference, including scientists, agriculture and extension service...
05.09.2018
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