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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
To carry out its programme of work across five geographically distinct regions worldwide, FAO needs a highly decentralized structure. The Europe and Central Asia region is characterized by a limited number of fully fledged country offices (excluding those hosted in regional and subregional offices), generally with rather limited operational capacities. The...
19.12.2018
More than 14 million adults, and some 4.7 million children in Europe and Central Asia suffer from severe food insecurity - as defined by the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said in a reportreleased today. The Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition: Europe and...
11.12.2018
FAO has an important role to play in a new EUR 25-million project to provide support for eastern Ukraine. The recently announced initiative “EU support to eastern Ukraine: Recovery, peacebuilding and governance, 2018–2022” is financially supported by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme, UN Women, the...
11.12.2018
Kasim Ibrahim, a Syrian refugee living in Turkey, sees hope for a better future after taking part in an FAO-led vocational training programme this autumn. He and almost 200 other participants in this programme have had a chance to meet with potential employers in the agricultural sector at a series of...
06.12.2018
In Europe and Central Asia, and particularly in countries not part of the European Union, food loss and waste have major implications on food nutrition and security through inefficiencies in the food value chains. FAO is now working with four southeastern European countries to develop strategies for food loss and...
05.12.2018
For nearly as long as the civil war in Syria has been ongoing, 36-year-old Sena Hamad has been living in a refugee camp with her three daughters and husband on the outskirts of the city of Osmaniye in southern Turkey. Today, she is among the first group of 25 trainees to...
03.12.2018
Capitalizing on macroeconomic stability in 2016 and 2017, many post-Soviet countries scaled up programmes and strategies to diversify agricultural markets, given the view that export growth is lucrative and can be a potential driver of the sector’s overall growth. FAO’s Review of Agricultural Trade Policies in Post-Soviet Countries, 2016–2017, available in...
29.11.2018
Old and unique Georgian manuscripts, documents and illustrations depicting the use of forests and the history of hunting in Georgia are presented in a unique album from FAO titled “Hunting and Forest Management Customs in Ancient Georgia.” “This album is the first attempt of its kind,” said Zaza Abashidze, director of...
28.11.2018