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Wheat has a long history in Tajikistan; it has been grown here for more than a thousand years. The crop plays a crucial role in people’s well-being, particularly in rural areas. With a workshop today in Dushanbe, a successful effort to improve small-scale farmers’ access to high-quality seeds concludes. It was...
22.10.2018
Under the theme “Our actions are our future,” World Food Day 2018 brought into focus the ability to take control of humanity's collective future by working together for a hunger-free world. World Food Day has been commemorated every year on 16 October – the day on which FAO was established in...
19.10.2018
With a food donation convoy rolling through the historic streets of Budapest today, FAO and the Hungarian Food Bank Association aim to raise awareness on the problems of food waste and the growing double burden of malnutrition, in commemoration of World Food Day. The tradition of this World Food Day convoy...
16.10.2018
Fish is an excellent source of protein and essential micronutrients, with global average per capita fish consumption now topping 20 kilograms a year. In Central Asia and certain landlocked countries, though, average consumption is closer to 2 kilos, according to FAO data. Fisheries experts and national decision makers from Central Asia...
15.10.2018
African swine fever is one of the major animal health challenges worldwide, as demonstrated by recent developments in China and the European Union, where recent outbreaks have prompted health officials to take action. The disease first entered Europe through Georgia, back in 2007, in an unprecedented epidemic that would gradually spread...
11.10.2018
Moldovan authorities and FAO have successfully implemented a four-year project to increase drought resilience amongst small-scale farmers by helping them adopt modern irrigation technologies and best practices. At the closing event, held today in Chisinau, FAO and the minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment brought together a variegated set of...
10.10.2018
A logistics centre was opened today in northern Kyrgyzstan’s Kemin district to aid in supplying local schools with fresh agricultural produce. An initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the centre should improve the quality of school meals and secure a sustainable market for local...
10.10.2018
Increasing agricultural productivity by over 20 percent just by using a negligible percent of arable land for creating forest areas sounds like a good deal. As practice shows, this is achievable with agroforestry – the practice of integrating woody vegetation with crops or animal systems. And the real bonus is...
09.10.2018
Encompassed by the Caucasus mountains with heights of 5 000 meters – offering breathtaking views and, at the same time, damming them – lies Georgia’s Tusheti region. Its inhabitants are strongly attached to this remote area, but the natural beauty alone is not sufficient for a healthy life. The short movie...
05.10.2018
Roughly one-third of all food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted every year, according to FAO estimates. Food loss and waste increases prices, reduces the availability of micronutrient-rich foods, and lowers the income of smallholder farmers, who are the major food producers. It also contributes to greenhouse gas...
05.10.2018
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