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It is estimated that about half of the world’s obsolete pesticides can be found in the former Soviet Union, with many of them stored throughout Central Asia. As an important centre for agriculture, particularly cotton production, the subregion was a heavy user of pesticides. What remain are inappropriate burial sites,...
24.04.2019
In Kyrgyzstan, a FAO pilot programme is enabling local farmers to supply food for schoolchildren’s meals
23.04.2019
In Tajikistan, irrigation water is the bottleneck of crop production. And with water scarcity on the rise due to climate change-induced weather extremes, the situation is getting even worse, particularly in rural areas. At this time of year, with the long dry periods and high temperatures of spring and summer to...
08.04.2019
Climate change has become an issue of national security and survival for many countries, as it further exacerbates the fragility of natural resources through the increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events. Climate change also affects food production and value chains and causes considerable damage and production losses in the...
05.04.2019
Farmers are facing growing pressure to provide an increasing amount of healthy and nutritious food at low environmental cost. Combining traditional farming methods with modern systems is on-trend as well. Agroecology can contribute greatly to both while also ensuring consideration of the social aspects of sustainable food systems. However, the concept...
03.04.2019
Thirty Syrian workers start new jobs today at the Dağcıoğlu Baharat red pepper production factory in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey. They were hired by the factory’s owner, Mehmet Dağcı, at the conclusion of a job fair in Kilis in mid-March.The job fair was part of a project implemented by FAO and Turkey’s...
01.04.2019
In our interconnected, globalized world, trade can provide consumers a wide variety of safe and quality food products while giving farmers and food producers a stable and growing source of income. For this reason, promotion of those food products with competitive advantages is high on government agendas everywhere. To aid countries...
29.03.2019
Installing solar panels on foresters’ houses and educating children and youth on sustainability and environmental protection – these are two recent ways in which Kyrgyzstan, together with FAO, has set about upscaling its sustainable forest management. Solar panels are gaining popularity as an affordable and clean source of energy, and now,...
27.03.2019
Farmers from conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine visited Lviv oblast on the western border past week as part of a study tour organized by FAO to promote the exchange of experience among agricultural entrepreneurs. The 17 participants were representatives of the agrarian sector of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The working visit...
25.03.2019
Forests are life in its essence. Through education and training we can help safeguard these important and highly diverse ecosystems, providing clean air and water, while supplying food, wood and shelter. Today, the global community celebrates the International Day of Forests 2019 under the theme “Learn to Love Forests” with a...
21.03.2019
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