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Better food safety management systems – and increased skills and ability for the people who run them – are twin goals of a new FAO project in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, with financing from the Government of Turkey. Workshops on food safety hazards, good hygiene practices and food safety management systems based...
30.03.2014
Techniques for controlling new plant pests – particularly tomato and potato moth – were the subject of a training workshop in Yerevan, Armenia this week. The workshop on Integrated Pest Management was organized FAO in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia. The workshop – aimed at improving...
25.03.2014
From 17 to 21 of March 2014, the FAO/EU partnership project on  “Improved pesticides and chemicals management in the Former Soviet Union” held a training on awareness raising and communication in Chisinau, Moldova. The course brought together representatives of national NGOs and press officers from the Ministries of Agriculture and Ministries...
21.03.2014
A fascinating snapshot of family farms across Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is revealed in a background paper published by FAO for its upcoming Regional Conference for Europe (Bucharest, 2-4 April 2014). Delegates to the Conference will be examining ways of helping family farms to achieve their potential – as rural employers, as...
20.03.2014
Two new projects aimed at boosting food quality in Serbia are the focus of a collaborative effort between FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). With financing from by Luxembourg, the joint FAO/EBRD projects will promote quality and safety standards in the meat sector and origin-based labels for...
10.03.2014
The publications – focused on agriculture in Azerbaijan – are the works of Bahram Aliyev, member of the national Academy of Science in Azerbaijan.  A small ceremony took place on the margins of the Global Forum and Expo on Family Farming, which took place in Budapest from 4 to 6 March...
06.03.2014
Far from being a thing of the past, family farming today is getting a second look – for its potential to feed a hungry planet and to manage natural resources. With 2014 designated as the International Year of Family Farming, Hungary will kick off the festivities with a Global Forum and Expo on...
28.02.2014
Some 15 countries will receive assistance from the Government of Romania, enabling them to participate in FAO Regional Conference Week in Bucharest from 29 March to 4 April – under the terms of an agreement signed today. The biannual Regional Conference for Europe is FAO’s highest governing body for the 54-member...
27.02.2014
Minister Ploumen stresses the importance of partnering with the private sector, civil society and research institutions in the fight against hunger
25.02.2014
Given the prevalence of hunger and malnutrition in many countries, the question of food losses and waste is in the spotlight now more than ever. Ministers of Agriculture and other delegates from FAO member nations from Europe and Central Asia will debate the issue at a special Ministerial Round Table at...
16.02.2014