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Four agricultural service cooperatives in the conflict-affected Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine today are receiving agricultural equipment for land cultivation – to improve production of cereal, forage, and oil-bearing crops. The distribution is the latest stage in FAO’s project to support farming cooperation in eastern Ukraine. A chronic lack of...
17.11.2017
A sustainable and holistic approach to agriculture and the environment is being promoted by FAO at this week’s global climate change event in Bonn, Germany. Together with the governments of Hungary and France, and with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), FAO is presenting “agroecology” as a way to produce...
16.11.2017
Berry production and the development of rural areas and livelihoods will be the focus of two new FAO projects starting soon in Moldova. The project agreements were signed here yesterday by FAO Representative in Moldova Raimund Jehle and Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE) Vasile Bitca. The projects have...
15.11.2017
Raising awareness, understanding and interest in land consolidation is the objective of a nationwide campaign being conducted here by FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy. Since the start of November, three public awareness workshops on land consolidation have been held, in the cities of Gostivar, Bitola and...
14.11.2017
Mobile phones, satellites, radio, remote sensing, internet connection, Big Data – a non-exhaustive list tools that have revolutionized our lives in many ways. They could have the same effect on agriculture and food production. This is the rationale behind an FAO-organized regional e-agriculture forum that starts here today, targeting the countries...
13.11.2017
Always seek expert advice before using antimicrobials. That is the strong recommendation of international organizations, led by FAO, the World Health Organization, and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). World Antibiotic Awareness Week kicks off here today with an FAO-organized expert panel on minimizing the emergence and spread of antimicrobial...
10.11.2017
Croatia imports a large part of the fruits and vegetables it consumes. Yet, with a rich national tradition of fruit and vegetable production – and optimal climate and soil conditions for it – the country has real potential to produce more. It could meet the demand for high-quality produce at...
08.11.2017
Learning how to detect genetically modified organisms in food crops was the focus of a recent FAO training event here. FAO’s Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan arranged the regional training course on GMO detection, identification, quantification, and laboratory accreditation according to ISO 17025 – as part of a larger FAO...
27.10.2017
Managing forests is a complex task, and with forests covering 44 percent of its territory, Kosovo* has a lot to care for. The job is worth doing right, since forests can be a source of fuel, food and income for rural people. Yet, as a new FAO report highlights, not...
26.10.2017
The governor of Voronezh region in Russian Federation paid a visit to FAO’s Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia here today. Aleksey Gordeyev met with Vladimir Rakhmanin, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia, to discuss arrangements for the FAO Regional Conference for Europe, set...
26.10.2017
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