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Agriculture is one of the key sectors defining the sustainable development of Armenia. The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia, which is responsible for implementing and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to food and agriculture, identifies targets, aligns policy planning documents and, together with the Statistical...
30.10.2018
“So how do you say ‘Farmer Field School’ in Turkish?” asked Marjon Fredrix, as she began her comprehensive presentation on the subject in Turkey’s Konya province. It would not be an exaggeration to say that Fredrix, an agricultural officer from FAO’s Plant Production and Protection Division, has travelled around the world...
26.10.2018
Breeding livestock, producing crops and household goods, fetching water and firewood, housework, cooking for family, looking after children, caring for the elderly and sick members of the family – this is the short list of rural women’s obligations in Georgia. However, the contribution of women to agricultural production remains invisible and...
25.10.2018
Wheat has a long history in Tajikistan; it has been grown here for more than a thousand years. The crop plays a crucial role in people’s well-being, particularly in rural areas. With a workshop today in Dushanbe, a successful effort to improve small-scale farmers’ access to high-quality seeds concludes. It was...
22.10.2018
Under the theme “Our actions are our future,” World Food Day 2018 brought into focus the ability to take control of humanity's collective future by working together for a hunger-free world. World Food Day has been commemorated every year on 16 October – the day on which FAO was established in...
19.10.2018
With a food donation convoy rolling through the historic streets of Budapest today, FAO and the Hungarian Food Bank Association aim to raise awareness on the problems of food waste and the growing double burden of malnutrition, in commemoration of World Food Day. The tradition of this World Food Day convoy...
16.10.2018
Fish is an excellent source of protein and essential micronutrients, with global average per capita fish consumption now topping 20 kilograms a year. In Central Asia and certain landlocked countries, though, average consumption is closer to 2 kilos, according to FAO data. Fisheries experts and national decision makers from Central Asia...
15.10.2018
African swine fever is one of the major animal health challenges worldwide, as demonstrated by recent developments in China and the European Union, where recent outbreaks have prompted health officials to take action. The disease first entered Europe through Georgia, back in 2007, in an unprecedented epidemic that would gradually spread...
11.10.2018
Moldovan authorities and FAO have successfully implemented a four-year project to increase drought resilience amongst small-scale farmers by helping them adopt modern irrigation technologies and best practices. At the closing event, held today in Chisinau, FAO and the minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment brought together a variegated set of...
10.10.2018
A logistics centre was opened today in northern Kyrgyzstan’s Kemin district to aid in supplying local schools with fresh agricultural produce. An initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the centre should improve the quality of school meals and secure a sustainable market for local...
10.10.2018