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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
New agreement expected to step up cooperation between FAO and Belarus
11.02.2014
Fishing fleets from the half-dozen countries bordering the Black Sea have reaped nutritional and economic benefits from this rich resource for centuries. Today, with some fish stocks on the verge of collapse, the countries have agreed to cooperate on a major new programme to bring the latest science-based approaches to...
30.01.2014
Aquaculture in the West Balkan countries has high potential – both for export and as a low-cost protein source for domestic consumption. With large areas of high-quality fresh waters, skilled and relatively inexpensive labour and proximity to large markets in the European Union, these countries are well positioned to ramp...
29.01.2014
Vladimir Olegovich Rakhmanin, FAO’s new Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia, took office earlier this month at the Organization’s regional office in Budapest. Rakhmanin, a national of Russia, holds an M.Sc. in International Relations from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. His diplomatic and professional career...
24.01.2014
FAO and EBRD launching public-private policy discussion on upgrading food safety and quality standards in Georgia Food quality and safety standards were the focus of the forum “Food Safety in Georgia: Challenges and Opportunities”, which took place in Tbilisi, Georgia on 23 January 2014. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the...
23.01.2014
Price volatility in international grain markets has an impact on food security, and nowhere is this more true than in Central Asia.  How to prevent sudden ups and downs in prices from affecting people’s access to food was the topic of an expert panel organized by FAO and partners in...
17.01.2014
At International Green Week Berlin this year (17-26 January), FAO and partners are leading a Global Forum for Food and Agriculture. The Forum aims to highlight the role agriculture can play in fostering human resilience. “Empowering Agriculture: Fostering Resilience – Securing Food and Nutrition” is the full title of the event, where FAO is...
03.01.2014
10th December 2013, Bucharest, Romania – H.E. Daniel Constantin, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development of Romania and Mr. Tony Alonzi, acting Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, signed an agreement to prepare the 29th FAO Regional Conference for Europe (ERC), which will be...
10.12.2013
Tony Alonzi, acting FAO Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia and Sergey Sergeevitch Sidorsky Member of the Board and Minister for Industry and the Agro-industrial Complex of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The delegation led by Sergey Sidorsky, also had talks with the...
12.11.2013