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How supporting local agri-entrepreneurs has enhanced migrants’ resilience to the COVID-19 crisis
16.06.2020
Women in Georgia’s rural areas learn good practices from FAO and the EU for better farming
12.06.2020
Across the globe, the pandemic revealed the extreme vulnerability of the agricultural sector. It has left governments confronted with multiple challenges to protect human lives, and livelihoods, as well as ensuring sufficient food supplies and basic services for the most needy. Through a network of partners, agricultural extension and advisory service...
11.06.2020
COVID-19 has affected the way our food is supplied, traded, and purchased, which gives rise to new or different risks that need to be considered to ensure our food is safe at all times. Mary Kenny is FAO’s food safety and consumer protection officer for the Europe and Central Asia region,...
10.06.2020
Today, the world is celebrating the International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. There is even more to celebrate, as the 58th Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has now endorsed financial support to two FAO projects on fisheries and ecosystem-based management for the Black...
05.06.2020
Uzbekistan is looking for ways to transform the management of its highly degraded landscapes, where globally important biodiversity coexists with production systems, under threat from overexploitation and agriculture intensification. Wheat is one of the most essential food commodity in Uzbekistan. The country is a major producer and the biggest importer of...
05.06.2020
Climate change is one of the biggest global challenge of our times. Thousands of rural farmers and families are already suffering from consequences that may continue to enlarge, increasing the risk of poverty, food insecurity, and forced migration. Some parts of Kyrgyzstan were hit hard by flood, frost, and snowfall in...
02.06.2020
Getting fruit and vegetables from the fields to the table is extra challenging amid COVID-19 – from restrictions on movement to high transport costs and closed markets. The sector is also facing big changes in demand and prices. While the prices of some products are skyrocketing, especially those thought to boost...
29.05.2020
As countries ease lockdown measures, a new set of challenges emerges for food production, processing, and logistics of supply chains. Some of these can provide opportunity for growth, given that policymakers and value chain actors play their part. To mitigate COVID-19 impacts and to open new opportunities, countries need practical...
28.05.2020
Support for rural Armenians helps them face the COVID-19 pandemic with more confidence
26.05.2020