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The future of farming indicates that one day digital assets will enjoy almost the same level of recognition and value as physical ones – especially if we foresee a sustainable path for the sector. Farmers cannot do agriculture without land, but neither can they do agriculture without up-to-date data on...
17.01.2019
Uzbekistan is more a land of deserts and mountains than of rich, black soil. Still, with a commitment to make the most of its limited agricultural resources, and with help from partners and the international community, the country has been making considerable progress. Now, building on their long-standing cooperation, FAO and...
17.01.2019
Description of the programmes and application procedures The following Master of Science degree courses are being offered in English for the 2019-20 Academic Year: MSc in Plant Protection (University of Pannonia) MSc in Rural Development and Agribusiness (Szent István University) MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology (Szent István University) Universities The following universities and faculties are participating: University of...
07.01.2019
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan both have extensive agriculture systems, and for each, livestock has long been central. In both countries, though, agriculture sector emissions have been increasing over the past 15 years. In Kyrgyzstan, 95 percent of that increase has been due to a rise in livestock numbers, while in Kazakhstan,...
21.12.2018
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
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