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Recognizing that the unregulated use of antimicrobials is a growing problem across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, FAO has been working hard to implement improvements across the region, with the support of the Government of the Russian Federation. One example is a regional conference, which began today in Moscow, devoted to...
18.09.2018
The green economy is creating new job opportunities in the forest sector in a variety of areas, such as recreation, leisure and sports, ecotherapy, urban forestry, and the control of pests, fire and disease. In this spirit, more than 30 forest experts from about 20 countries worldwide are participating in a...
17.09.2018
Humankind is in the midst of an unprecedented data-gathering and number-crunching effort, and national statistical offices are on the front line. Giorgi Kvinikadze is FAO statistician for the Europe and Central Asia region, based at the Organization’s regional office here. Kvinikadze spoke recently with senior communication officer Sharon Lee Cowan about...
13.09.2018
Smallholders and family farms are strongholds of food production, food security, and rural development. Without innovation, their important services cannot be secured for the long term. Representatives of governments, academia, civil society, and private sector and international organizations from Europe and Central Asia are meeting for four days in Hungary to...
11.09.2018
Agribusiness representatives and agricultural trade experts from post-Soviet countries gather here this week for three days dedicated to agrifood trade. First up is the FAO-organized regional workshop on World Trade Organization (WTO) instruments, where they’ll learn about a variety of instruments to protect their interests in trade and to promote their...
11.09.2018
For three days, Tashkent is hosting an international conference to promote conservation agriculture in this corner of the world, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan. Around 800 participants are attending the conference, including scientists, agriculture and extension service...
05.09.2018
Plant health and safety standards are indispensable. They ease safe international trade, help ensure food security, promote sustainable agriculture production, and help protect biodiversity and the environment. The primary guardians of plant health and safety are the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures. This week near Moscow,...
03.09.2018
Biotechnology presents enormous potential benefits for world populations in food security and nutrition, but it is not without risk. Upon invitation of the Czech Republic and FAO, government officials, renowned scientists and private sector and civil society organizations meet this week in Prague to discuss these issues, exchanging experience on biosafety...
29.08.2018
FAO assists and advises on food security and nutrition, forest health, fisheries and aquaculture, climate change, plant and animal pests and diseases, international food trade, organic agriculture, rural livelihoods, and much more. Overseeing and setting priorities for this work in Europe and Central Asia is the job of the FAO Regional...
29.08.2018
The growing resistance of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites to antimicrobials is a grave health concern the world over. If nothing is done to limit it, an estimated 10 million people per year will be at risk by 2050, to say nothing of the enormous associated economic cost. With the increased...
27.08.2018