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Recently, FAO delivered 37 sets of camping equipment to the “Locust Control Expedition” entity of Tajikistan’s Ministry of Agriculture. The sets include water tanks, electric power generators and large tents that will help improve the living and working conditions of locust specialists during the locust season, from early spring to...
21.11.2018
Locusts are an ancient enemy of agriculture, and the goal in managing them is to reduce the threat they pose. Due to their migratory nature and voracious feeding habits, locusts affect not just individual countries but rather entire regions, damaging fields of cereal crops, leguminous plants, sunflowers, vegetables, orchards, and...
21.11.2018
An FAO workshop on 19 November in Yerevan, Armenia, provided an opportunity for the country to kickstart its efforts towards developing a national e-agriculture strategy. Nowadays, agriculture is much more than farming; it has become more and more integrated with other sectors, and this integration requires optimization through digitalization. E-agriculture is the...
20.11.2018
A one-week training workshop on organic production, certification and marketing starts today in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, for selected extension specialists. It is part of an FAO project begun in April 2018 that helps public and private extension service providers in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan improve technical skills and enhance knowledge...
19.11.2018
A statement from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Sub-Regional Representation for Central Asia, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe. On the occasion of World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018, our three...
15.11.2018
The Serbian Grain Association hosted a round-table discussion yesterday at Global Grain Geneva to promote Serbian grain and the country as a top exporter, given that Serbia is now regularly ranked among the ten largest wheat and corn exporters worldwide. The session at Europe’s biggest annual meeting of grain players, a...
14.11.2018
Freshwater ecosystems accommodate 40 percent of the world’s fish species and contribute directly to the food security of rural households. With 11.47 million tonnes per year, inland fisheries account for 12 percent of the global fish catch, according to the latest numbers from the FAO. Still, the sector has not unleashed...
13.11.2018
Consumers want food to be not only accessible, tasty, and nourishing, but primarily safe and healthy. Therefore, relevant state bodies and authorities – the guardians of food safety – must remain up-to-date to be able to meet the challenges arising day by day. Starting today, an international workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan,...
07.11.2018
Today, a number actors in Montenegro’s fruit and vegetable value chains – including producers, retailers, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development – came together at a workshop in Podgorica, Montenegro, to discuss the benefits of agricultural cooperatives. The workshop was organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the...
07.11.2018
The continental debut of capsicum – better known as the pepper – was an instant success. Since the late 15th century, the pepper has gradually become an irreplaceable building block of European cuisines. Countries of the Balkan Peninsula, for example, turn it into ayvar – their signature savory spread. 
31.10.2018