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Civil society organizations want to influence the future work of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Europe and Central Asia. With this in mind, a two-day consultation opens in Budapest today, with some 50 participants from several countries of the region. The Consultation will aim to concentrate positions among...
26.04.2018
Pine forests in Belarus and neighbouring Ukraine fall on hard times nowadays. Plant pests and natural disturbances such as unfavourable weather and environmental conditions hamper their life and survival. Starting today here in Gomel, Belarus, an FAO-organized expert meeting  is about to look closer at the problem and validate the...
25.04.2018
Countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia need better engagement in global sustainable livestock processes when developing national policies for their livestock production sectors. Solving this problem is one aim of meetings begun today in Uman, Ukraine, on the continued development of a Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock, gathering myriad stakeholders...
24.04.2018
A multi-country programme to support the forestry sector and manage natural resources in Central Asia will soon be underway, as representatives meet in Samarkand to finalize details. The FAO-Turkey Forestry Partnership Programme, funded by the Government of Turkey, will assist six countries – Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan –...
24.04.2018
Migrating fish species have suffered for centuries from human activities in their natural environment, namely rivers and lakes. Different manmade obstacles have interrupted natural migration paths of fishes that evolved over millions of years. 21 April is World Fish Migration Day, channeling the issue into the international agenda. “World Fish Migration...
20.04.2018
The digital revolution, with its avalanche of information and communication technology tools, is penetrating all spheres of life, and agriculture is no exception. Experts of e-agriculture, as it is called, are discussing the topic at an international event this week in Sofia, Bulgaria, together with representatives of governments, civil society...
18.04.2018
Kyrgyzstan has all the ingredients needed to be a leader in the production of high quality fruit and vegetables – its unique soil and climate create a perfect environment for horticulture. That’s why the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Industry and Melioration of the Kyrgyz Republic, with the technical and consultative support...
18.04.2018
An upgraded version of the national Food Price Monitoring and Analysis (FPMA) Tool of the Agency on Statistics under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan was presented today during an event in Dushanbe. The event was hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which developed...
17.04.2018
As a landlocked country infused with rivers, springs and freshwater lakes, including the world’s second-largest high-mountain lake, Issyk-Kul, the Kyrgyz Republic has an abundance of freshwater resources for aquaculture. Having realized this, the country has been making its path, with the help of FAO, to develop this to a full-scale...
12.04.2018
Dominique Burgeon, the Director of FAO’s Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, met with Syrian refugees living within the community in the city of Gaziantep and in the Temporary Accommodation Center at Osmaniye this Monday. Burgeon, who also is the leader of FAO’s strategic programme for resilience building and is based at FAO’s...
11.04.2018
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