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By pooling the ideas and knowledge of technical experts, partners, and concerned national institutions, Kyrgyzstan aims to prepare a high-quality proposal for financing by the Green Climate Fund. A three-day national facilitation workshop on Green Climate Fund readiness and project formulation – hosted and organized by Kyrgyzstan’s State Agency on...
28.03.2017
FAO continues to deliver humanitarian aid in the conflict-affected eastern part of Ukraine, with the focus on rural people living along the engagement line. This time, 68 households are receiving up to 55 tonnes of hay, for an average delivery of about 800 kilos per family. Distribution of the fodder is...
24.03.2017
Georgia is now better prepared to confront a new cattle disease, thanks to an emergency project from FAO that is winding up this week. Georgia saw its first two outbreaks of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in late 2016. An insect-transmitted disease characterized by nodules in the skin, it translates into production...
24.03.2017
Croatia imports more than half of its fruit and vegetables, though it has a good potential for horticultural production. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture are working together to address the country’s production-consumption gap, as well...
20.03.2017
A simple, innovative app could become a game-changer for Kazakhstan’s dairy industry – improving the efficiency of the raw milk supply chain. FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have trained milk procurement managers with Kazakhstan’s top dairy companies on Collect Mobile – an open source application for...
16.03.2017
Economic growth and rising per capita incomes have all but wiped out hunger in Europe and Central Asia. But as countries become more affluent, changing consumption patterns are giving rise to other health threats. This “food insecurity transition” is documented in a new report released today by FAO. Regional Overview of...
14.03.2017
Women's land rights are vital to every country’s development. Yet, those rights are routinely violated, denied, or simply not enforced. “Empowering women through access to land” is the focus of an international conference taking place here today, organized by FAO together with GIZ on behalf of the Government of Germany. In...
10.03.2017
Tamaz and Nanuli Beruashvili have built their life from scratch three times now. The couple are from Tskhinvali in Georgia, where they married, made a home and began a life together full of hope. In 1992, they had to flee during the civil war. They left behind their house in Tskhinvali...
09.03.2017
FAO takes women’s rights and gender issues very seriously. Why? International evidence and practice have proven that empowering rural women and girls is critical for agricultural development, for social and economic progress, and for sustainable development overall. Women form a significant proportion of the labour force in agriculture. FAO recognizes an important...
08.03.2017
Recent outbreaks in the Balkans, Turkey and the Caucasus clearly show that a cattle disease traditionally found in Africa is establishing itself in Europe. At an FAO-organized meeting starting today in Budapest, experts will focus on strategies to diagnose, control, prevent, and eventually stamp out “lumpy skin disease.” The three-day event...
06.03.2017
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