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More than 14 million adults, and some 4.7 million children in Europe and Central Asia suffer from severe food insecurity - as defined by the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said in a reportreleased today. The Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition: Europe and...
11.12.2018
FAO has an important role to play in a new EUR 25-million project to provide support for eastern Ukraine. The recently announced initiative “EU support to eastern Ukraine: Recovery, peacebuilding and governance, 2018–2022” is financially supported by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme, UN Women, the...
11.12.2018
Kasim Ibrahim, a Syrian refugee living in Turkey, sees hope for a better future after taking part in an FAO-led vocational training programme this autumn. He and almost 200 other participants in this programme have had a chance to meet with potential employers in the agricultural sector at a series of...
06.12.2018
In Europe and Central Asia, and particularly in countries not part of the European Union, food loss and waste have major implications on food nutrition and security through inefficiencies in the food value chains. FAO is now working with four southeastern European countries to develop strategies for food loss and...
05.12.2018
For nearly as long as the civil war in Syria has been ongoing, 36-year-old Sena Hamad has been living in a refugee camp with her three daughters and husband on the outskirts of the city of Osmaniye in southern Turkey. Today, she is among the first group of 25 trainees to...
03.12.2018
Capitalizing on macroeconomic stability in 2016 and 2017, many post-Soviet countries scaled up programmes and strategies to diversify agricultural markets, given the view that export growth is lucrative and can be a potential driver of the sector’s overall growth. FAO’s Review of Agricultural Trade Policies in Post-Soviet Countries, 2016–2017, available in...
29.11.2018
Old and unique Georgian manuscripts, documents and illustrations depicting the use of forests and the history of hunting in Georgia are presented in a unique album from FAO titled “Hunting and Forest Management Customs in Ancient Georgia.” “This album is the first attempt of its kind,” said Zaza Abashidze, director of...
28.11.2018
Rail Baltica, the largest infrastructure project of the century in the Baltic region, plans to integrate the Baltic States with the European rail network. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2019. Crossing through farmlands, the project challenges rural livelihoods and puts the competitive agriculture of the Baltics at risk. Organized by...
27.11.2018
Given the many threats to the Earth’s water supply, the role of forests has never been more important.The role of forest ecosystems in preserving water quality is largely underestimated. To ensure healthy water, strategies for optimizing purification, regulating surface flows and controlling erosion will increasingly need to be a part...
23.11.2018
Recently, FAO delivered 37 sets of camping equipment to the “Locust Control Expedition” entity of Tajikistan’s Ministry of Agriculture. The sets include water tanks, electric power generators and large tents that will help improve the living and working conditions of locust specialists during the locust season, from early spring to...
21.11.2018
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