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Despite that North Macedonia is a net importer of poultry meat, the country has a long tradition of broiler production. Given the country’s growing demand for high-quality, fresh poultry, North Macedonia could – with the right public–private collaboration, targeted investment and improvements to farmers’ already prodigious skills – increase the supply...
19.03.2019
Every year, foodborne diseases cause the illness of 600 million people worldwide and the premature death of 420 000. They also are behind productivity losses of USD 95 billion in low- and middle-income countries alone. To address these issues, FAO, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Union organized...
18.03.2019
A two-day conference on efficient production and marketing of Georgian fruits and berries concludes today in Tbilisi. Attracting producers from Georgia, the event focused on helping local growers take advantage of numerous investment and market opportunities, both locally and internationally, by sharing best practices in apple, pear and berry production, storage,...
13.03.2019
There are an estimated 500 million family farms in the world, representing more than 90 percent of all farms. They are essential to our way of life, producing the bulk of our food and serving as the foundation of agriculture and the rural economy. Family farmers hold the key to...
12.03.2019
Nabil Gangi, a national of Canada, has recently taken up the post of FAO Deputy Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia, replacing Yuriko Shoji. Gangi will strengthen the team of the Organization’s Regional Office in Budapest. Gangi brings 20 years of experience with the United Nations to the benefit of...
11.03.2019
Suzana Dimitrievska is an organic farmer in North Macedonia. Coming from a line of strong, well-educated women, she has always been comfortable embracing new technology. She is using Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to increase the efficiency of her family farm.
08.03.2019
With more than 40 percent of the workforce working in agriculture and almost half of the population living in rural areas, Albania’s agriculture is the backbone of the country’s economic development. The sector will play a key role in the integration of Albania into the European Union and in achieving...
26.02.2019
In recent years, Armenia has gone through severe structural changes that have affected the forest sector. Forests, which were formerly under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, are now the responsibility of the Ministry of Nature Protection, together with areas dedicated to nature conservation. These changes allow for a harmonized...
22.02.2019
Reducing the risk of incursions and improving preparation for the rapid detection and control of African swine fever in the Balkan countries is the main topic of the four-day FAO workshop finishing today in Belgrade. African swine fever is a viral hemorrhagic disease that kills up to 100 percent of infected...
21.02.2019
10 training courses on sustainable management of natural resources in the forest-steppe and steppe zones of Ukraine to provide aid in achieving neutral level of land degradation The problem of land degradation is crucial for Ukraine, as it affects 20 percent of the country’s arable land, or 6.5 million ha in...
19.02.2019