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Viticulture, the science of growing grapes, dates back as far as 8 000 years in Armenia. The country has a favourable setting for grape production and it is a lucrative business even today. But not paying enough attention to preserving genetic resources and maintaining healthy vines could jeopardize future good prospects...
21.07.2017
FAO continues to deliver humanitarian aid in conflict-affected eastern Ukraine, with a focus on rural people living along the line of engagement. This time, some 2 750 households within the 8-kilometer zone are receiving one-day-old poultry. The help comes as part of FAO’s emergency response programme in Ukraine, currently valued at...
20.07.2017
The city of Voronezh, in southern Russia, will be the venue for the next FAO Regional Conference for Europe, in May 2018. Preparations were kicked off with a recent visit to Voronezh by Vladimir Rakhmanin, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia. Rakhmanin held preliminary talks with...
20.07.2017
In Italy, the agricultural cooperative movement has been going strong for well over 150 years. It was the ideal setting, then, for a recent study tour by Croatian fruit and vegetable farmers. Organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and...
18.07.2017
Food security, nutrition, food safety, and natural resource management are important components of a five-year cooperation agreement signed recently between FAO and Turkey. Covering the period 2016-2020, FAO’s new Country Programming Framework for Turkey addresses food and nutrition security and food safety, sustainable management of forests and natural resources including fisheries,...
13.07.2017
When switching from a traditional apple orchard to a modern intensive one, solid information and know-how make all the difference. More than 100 Tajik farmers and entrepreneurs attended a recent investment conference in Dushanbe to learn what, and what not, to do when planting and managing an intensive apple orchard. The...
12.07.2017
Solar-powered water pumps, improved livestock feeding, energy-efficient cold storage – these are just a few of the green technologies and practices that can help the agrifood sector shrink its carbon footprint.  But understanding the extent to which farmers and agribusinesses are adopting these practices is difficult.  The  European Bank for Reconstruction and...
12.07.2017
The potential of Turkey’s Konya Closed Basin to adopt an environmentally more sustainable approach to crop production – known as Conservation Agriculture – will be discussed at a three-day international conference opening here today.  Attended by representatives from 18 countries, the conference will also aim to hammer out a strategy for...
05.07.2017
FAO:  ‘Communicating effectively about forests and the role they play is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’ Strengthening strategic communications on the importance of forests and forestry in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is the focus of a three-day international workshop opening here today. Participants from 14 countries are...
04.07.2017
Funds will help countries in the region improve food security, rural development and natural resource management.
03.07.2017
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