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Secure tenure of land, fisheries and forests is widely acknowledged as being directly related to agricultural productivity, sustainable management of natural resources, and food security. This is the premise of a new project for Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan that FAO is kicking off with a workshop here today. The project will assist...
21.09.2017
Much awaited weather data will soon be available to thousands of farmers in The former Yugoslav Republic Macedonia – one of the most arid countries in Europe. Installation of new hydro-meteorology equipment, and a two-day workshop in Skopje, are two milestones occurring this week in an FAO project aimed at...
19.09.2017
For the past two years, FAO has been working with Moldova to develop a national programme on Integrated Pest Management, or IPM. With more than 6 000 small-scale farmers now trained in techniques for minimizing pesticide use, project results were presented here today at a final workshop. Entitled "Support for adaptation...
19.09.2017
The Global Fishery Forum, a key event in the fishing industry calendar, opened today in St. Petersburg with a strong presence from FAO. For the first time, Russia is hosting an assembly of fishing industry professionals from around the globe. FAO is represented at the forum by Abdellah Srour, Executive Secretary of...
14.09.2017
Developing agriculture, forestry and natural resource management to enhance rural development are important components of a four-year cooperation agreement signed here today between Belarus and FAO. The FAO Country Programming Framework for the Republic of Belarus was signed in a ceremony at the Ministry of Agriculture by Deputy Minister of Agriculture...
14.09.2017
Forests are among the most threatened ecosystems in Armenia, with degradation accelerating. But the country is committed to achieving sustainability in forest management, and a three-day workshop opening here today will help move things in the right direction. Organized by the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Food and...
13.09.2017
Viable strategies for boosting the export of agrifood products were the topic of an international workshop convened in Moscow yesterday by FAO. Titled “Agrifood export promotion strategies in post-Soviet countries,” the workshop brought together experts and Ministry representatives with experience in designing, implementing or analyzing export promotion policies and programmes in...
06.09.2017
Most European consumers are familiar with migratory species like salmon and sturgeon, and with farmed trout and carp. The long-term viability of these and other inland fish species is the focus of an FAO regional commission whose meeting opens here today. The European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission, established in...
06.09.2017
FAO and the e-agriculture Community of Practice have launched a call for good and promising practices in the use of digital technologies for agriculture in the Europe and Central Asia region. The call aims at collecting lessons learned and recommendations for the use of information and communication technologies – digital technologies...
04.09.2017
Topping several years of collaboration, the Hungarian Szent István University and FAO’s Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia signed a memorandum of understanding today, covering a three-year period. The accord recognizes the partners’ common global interest in “promoting improved coherent action for achieving sustainable development in food security” – particularly...
25.08.2017
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