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Various studies show that Syrian refugees often try to cope with such economic challenges as high living costs and irregular income by reducing the diversity of food they consume. This can negatively affect their health, particularly among pregnant women and children whose nutritional needs are greatest. To help mitigate this, an...
12.02.2019
Geodetic companies working to provide assistance in the Macedonian land consolidation process are receiving special training today in a workshop at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy in Skopje. The training workshop on conducting feasibility studies for ten selected areas with the highest potential for land consolidation is being...
06.02.2019
Geographical indication schemes help protect food products and produce that are characteristic to specific geographic areas. Giving certain foods special labels that are linked to their place of origin can play a special role in promoting sustainable rural development, improving farm income, and widening export opportunities. Common products include fruits,...
31.01.2019
A number of positive changes – including improved rural policies, strengthened value chains, sustainable management of natural resources and environmentally friendly agricultural practices – are expected to help Georgia’s agricultural producers become more competitive while reducing the contributions of agricultural production to climate change. These are among the objectives of a...
21.01.2019
The future of farming indicates that one day digital assets will enjoy almost the same level of recognition and value as physical ones – especially if we foresee a sustainable path for the sector. Farmers cannot do agriculture without land, but neither can they do agriculture without up-to-date data on...
17.01.2019
Uzbekistan is more a land of deserts and mountains than of rich, black soil. Still, with a commitment to make the most of its limited agricultural resources, and with help from partners and the international community, the country has been making considerable progress. Now, building on their long-standing cooperation, FAO and...
17.01.2019
Description of the programmes and application procedures The following Master of Science degree courses are being offered in English for the 2019-20 Academic Year: MSc in Plant Protection (University of Pannonia) MSc in Rural Development and Agribusiness (Szent István University) MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology (Szent István University) Universities The following universities and faculties are participating: University of...
07.01.2019
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan both have extensive agriculture systems, and for each, livestock has long been central. In both countries, though, agriculture sector emissions have been increasing over the past 15 years. In Kyrgyzstan, 95 percent of that increase has been due to a rise in livestock numbers, while in Kazakhstan,...
21.12.2018
FAO and Turkey have committed to jointly restore 5 000 hectares of degraded land in three African countries along the Sahara. The three-year project is an important boost for countries’ efforts to tackle land degradation along Africa’s Great Green Wall. Desertification, land degradation and drought, exacerbated by climate change, are among...
20.12.2018
Ukraine has been working on priorities for dealing with land consolidation, and FAO, through a project finishing this year, has used international good practice to help with that. This week in Ukraine, FAO informed the Ministry for Agrarian Policy and Food and the State Service for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre (State...
20.12.2018