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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
The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare vulnerable areas in countries’ policies and protections, and has given new challenges to be solved during this unpredictable time. However, new problems do not make those disappear which our planet has been facing for a long time before the pandemic started. The locust plague is...
25.05.2020
Harnessing benefits for all, from field to cup.
21.05.2020
FAO celebrates the third annual World Bee Day today. This year’s event, organized around the theme “Bee Engaged,” shines a spotlight on the huge role bees and pollinators play in the foods we eat and the health of our environment. The day is not just for the bees, but also recognizes the...
20.05.2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic raging all over the globe, safeguarding nutrition and agriculture is vital for every country. Sharing experiences and coordinating policy work are critical building blocks for achieving this goal. This was the reason for FAO and Uzbekistan, as the host of the next European Regional Conference, to convene...
19.05.2020
Bringing transformative agriculture solutions and building farmer resilience to those affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the European Union EU, FAO, and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture have teamed up to develop an accelerated funding mechanism for Georgian farmers. Their efforts have unlocked USD 1 million in rapid funding...
15.05.2020
Steppes are one of the ecologically most important and vulnerable ecosystems in Turkey, covering almost 40 percent, of the country’s territory. The integrity of these areas is under threat and pressure by habitat loss and degradation, overharvest, climate change, and other factors. Understanding its significance and increasing public awareness are...
14.05.2020