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With its moves in support of sustainable forest management in the country, Uzbekistan this week is taking another step towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Today through Aug. 10, more than 30 forestry experts from Uzbekistan, Turkey and the Russian Federation are meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to review a draft set...
08.08.2018
As one short-term FAO intervention on food safety ends in Belarus, another will soon begin. This is what governmental representatives agreed upon this week in Minsk during five days of talks to conclude the previous project and set priorities for future work. FAO has been working in Belarus to understand the...
03.08.2018
To spur progress in the development of organic agriculture in Kazakhstan, FAO continues to support the Kazakh Government in establishing and piloting a rigorous traceability and certification system. Framed by a multiannual effort to support the development of organic agriculture in the country through the establishment of a trusted organic guarantee...
01.08.2018
It was recently, in 2015, when the infectious lumpy skin disease first entered the Balkan Peninsula and started its rally by infecting cattle in several countries. Measures to control – or possibly eradicate – the disease differed in various countries, and a new FAO study assesses approaches in three of...
30.07.2018
FAO, Japan and Turkey have inaugurated a vocational training programme for Syrian refugees and their Turkish host communities in Şanlıurfa and Kilis, where agriculture provides employment opportunities on a large scale. The project aims at improving participants’ skills and knowledge in high-demand areas of the local agricultural sector. Building on the...
27.07.2018
Discarding food appropriate for human consumption is a waste of resources that negatively impacts the climate and the environment. Yet, there is a set of proven solutions that could help tackle food waste – provided that all actors in the food supply chain are ready to get involved and that...
24.07.2018
Cooperation on scientific issues related to animal diseases is one path towards increased regional peace. Happy, healthy societies with reliable and nourishing sources of food are less likely to turn towards crime or extremism, and ensuring stable livelihoods for smallholder farmers stabilizes a society by providing them with decent work...
17.07.2018
Kutaisi, Georgia, is home to over 1 000 producers of culinary herbs, and for one day last month it was home to more than 60 industry players who met for an international conference to discuss investment opportunities in the culinary herbs value chain. Georgia has the ideal climate to produce a...
13.07.2018
More than a matter of human rights, gender equality in agriculture is key to eliminating poverty and hunger. Only by closing the gender gap can sustainable agriculture and rural development reach their full potential. What does it take to achieve this? A newly published FAO study uses five European countries as...
12.07.2018
11 July 2018, Skopje – Increased competitiveness of the agricultural sector, enhanced rural livelihood through sustainable rural development, and sustainable management of natural resources are the main priority areas of the three-year cooperation agreement inked today between FAO and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The 2018–2020 FAO Country Programming Framework...
11.07.2018