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Mapping the Earth’s surface from above is no longer the exclusive privilege of map producers or the military. Meteorologists can also make good use of satellite images, and channel the data into agricultural planning and production. At a week-long FAO training session starting today in Budapest, international experts on meteorology, remote...
24.04.2017
Optimizing farming under existing soil and climatic conditions in Russia’s main agricultural regions was the focus of a roundtable discussion here today at the Russian State Agrarian University – Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy (RSAU-MTAA). New technologies took centre stage. “Smart technologies in agroecology and farming” – co-organized by FAO and...
24.04.2017
Kazakhstan continued its pursuit of organic agriculture production, certification and marketing this week as it welcomed a group of FAO experts to Astana. FAO investment support officer Kairat Nazhmidenov, senior natural resources officer and key FAO expert in organic Nadia Scialabba, and organic legislation expert and legal consultant Raushan Zhazykbayeva were...
21.04.2017
Tajikistan’s roughly 3.8 million hectares of pasture – almost 29 percent of its total land area – feed the country’s meat-producing livestock. But these natural resources, particularly year-round pastures near villages, are being depleted and degraded. Since 2013, FAO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have been working with...
20.04.2017
Integrated community development planning, when applied in a participatory and inclusive way, can reduce rural poverty and lead to sustainable development. That has been the experience of FAO, said Raimund Jehle, Regional Programme Leader for the Organization in Europe and Central Asia, speaking here today at the opening of Agroforum...
19.04.2017
Crop specialists from ten countries of Central Asia, West Asia and the Near East will improve their ability to cope with destructive wheat rust diseases at a week-long workshop opening here today. FAO, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center...
18.04.2017
In just three days, Albania received 200 millimeters of rain that damaged thousands of hectares of farmland, along with greenhouses and other agricultural infrastructure. That was in February 2015. Two years later, things are looking up for Albanian agriculture. The hardest-hit regions were in the country’s south and southeast. In the...
13.04.2017
The current 10-year round of agricultural censuses has just begun and interest is higher than ever. Countries in Europe and Central Asia will benefit from the hands-on guidance they received at a recent week-long regional roundtable in Budapest, organized by FAO. The session covered technical and methodological aspects of conducting a...
13.04.2017
Georgia has all of the ideal conditions for dairy farming. And demand for milk, cheese and other dairy products – many of which are produced only here – continues to grow. Recognizing that potential, FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have been supporting Georgian commercial dairy farmers...
12.04.2017
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) welcomed Turkey’s recent ratification of the Rotterdam Convention – an international treaty aimed at protecting people and the environment from pesticide poisoning and other potential harm from trade in hazardous chemicals. The law on ratification was signed by Turkish President Recep...
12.04.2017
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