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Fish and fish products are among the most widely traded food commodities in the world, with trade totaling around US$ 145 billion per year. Demand is especially strong in Europe. Market access and regional trade in fish products in Eastern Europe – especially with regard to the World Trade Organization...
19.06.2018
Identifying regional best practice and developing common approaches to land consolidation legislation in countries of the Western Balkans are the focus of a three-day international LANDNET workshop opening here today. The workshop is organized jointly by FAO and the UN Economic Commission for Europe Working Party on Land Administration, and is...
19.06.2018
A growing number of consumers are getting hungry for organic produce, and production is on the rise in many parts of the world. Because of their agricultural tradition, manpower and favourable environmental conditions, Central Asian countries have a significant opportunity to contribute to this global expansion. Knowing this, countries in the...
13.06.2018
Fisheries experts convene today in Sofia, Bulgaria – to take stock of progress towards sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the Black Sea and propose actions to maintain the momentum. All Black Sea countries signed the landmark Bucharest Declaration in 2016, with the goal of a sustainable future for fisheries and aquaculture...
06.06.2018
Managing natural resources sustainably while also coping with climate change is the focus of a new FAO initiative for food and agriculture in Europe and Central Asia. The initiative was endorsed by FAO’s regional governing body when it convened last month in Voronezh, Russian Federation. The FAO Regional Conference for Europe...
05.06.2018
In the past 50 years, the population of the Central Asia region has tripled. With the need to feed a larger number of people amid increasingly limited water resources and highly vulnerable climatic conditions, the region faces serious food security challenges. A newly launched regional project from FAO and the Global...
04.06.2018
Greenhouses are opening in rural schools in Armenia’s Ararat region today with the goal of increasing schoolchildren’s dietary diversity and improving their nutrition. All three greenhouses – in the public schools of Vedi, Verin Artashat and Surenavan – are equipped with modern heating, ventilation and drip irrigation systems. This activity is...
01.06.2018
Serbia’s main grain industry stakeholders gathered last month to discuss ways to increase exports, a significant milestone in developing dialogue between public and private institutions in the country. Players – including grain producers, processors, exporters and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management – met on 16 May at Dan...
01.06.2018
Fragmented land, limited access to finance and limited knowledge among small-scale food producers are among the main constraints to growth highlighted in the FAO report Republic of Moldova Value Chain Gap Analysis, published recently. This study consolidates information on countrywide value chain development, with an emphasis on plums and berries. It...
31.05.2018
The occurrence of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in the Caucasus and the Russian Federation highlights the potential for further spread to other countries in Eastern Europe. Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine make the list of at-risk countries, where establishment of a regional preparedness and response plan is highly...
30.05.2018
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