FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

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FAO-WTO facilitates dialogue on agrifood trade policies to prevent a food crisis

21 October 2020

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FAO workshop leads to understanding and designing better agricultural policies in post-Soviet countries

7 October 2020

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Pandemic’s impact on agrifood production and markets in Eurasia is as diverse as the region itself

3 August 2020

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INTERVIEW: In times of a pandemic, everyone has had to adapt to ensure safe food

7 June 2020

COVID-19 causes havoc to supply chains for fresh fruits and vegetables

29 May 2020

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Amid ample food supplies, FAO reveals snarls in distribution during COVID-19 pandemic

8 May 2020

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Joint FAO-UNITAR online course on "Trade, Food Security and Nutrition"
11May-12June 2020

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Kosovo prepares for diagnosis of African swine fever

20 February 2020

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Kazakhstan looks to Croatia for lessons on upgrading dairy industry standards

29 January 2020

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A young hero to animals and people

21 January 2020

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Conference sets to improve food safety and reduce threat of antimicrobial resistance

17 December 2019

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Countries discussed food safety regulations and controls

2 December 2019

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Geographical indications link tradition and rural development

28 November 2019

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FAO partners with the public and private sector to benefit the Albanian dairy sector

25 November 2019

Workshop on WTO transparency in Agriculture and Fisheries

21–22 November 2019

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FAO projects and tools target antimicrobial resistance awareness and reduction

20 November 2019

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FAO promotes electronic phytosanitary certificates at Moscow event

15 November 2019

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Central Asia forms a network on animal health

11 November 2019

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Matching grants help operationalize migrant business plans

31 October 2019

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Codex meeting for Europe and Central Asia draws to a close

4 October 2019

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Georgian producers look to increase commercial nut production

1 October 2019

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Countries discuss methods to progress pond aquaculture

30 September 2019

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At global bread-baking forum, FAO highlights bread as an important source of dietary energy

20 September 2019

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Conservation of inland fisheries, aquaculture necessary for healthy diets in Europe and Central Asia

9 September 2019

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Kazakhstan adopted roadmap on dairy industry standards

14 August 2019

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Republic of Moldova to boost agrifood promotion, improve data collection

29 July 2019

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Innovative FAO tool helps Tajikistan tackle antimicrobial resistance

1 July 2019

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“Triple burden of malnutrition” slows down progress towards Zero Hunger in Europe and Central Asia

26 June 2019

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Fisheries, aquaculture are focus of workshops in Bishkek

13 June 2019

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Food safety is everyone’s business

7 June 2019

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Post-Soviet countries strengthen cooperation on agricultural trade

5 June 2019

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FAO: Responsible agricultural investments key to achieving #ZeroHunger

30 May 2019

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FAO: Tech can be boon to food production – if used responsibly

29 May 2019

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Balkan countries take aim at African swine fever in wild boar

21 May 2019

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Astana Economic Forum sheds light on food security and nutrition

17 May 2019

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Countries unite to invest in healthy nutrition for children

2 May 2019

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From the farm to the school table

23 April 2019

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FAO report shares successful country strategies on boosting agrifood trade

29 March 2019

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Europe and Central Asia countries joined the global call for collaboration on food safety

18 March 2019

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Workshop in Azerbaijan reveals ideal mix for National Codex Committee

20 February 2019

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Geographical food labelling can ensure quality, promote rural development

31 January 2019

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FAO, CTA help agriculture tap into the power of digital data

17 January 2019

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FAO supports the reduction of food loss and waste in southeastern Europe

5 December 2018

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FAO report: Post-Soviet countries make moves to promote agricultural trade

26 November 2018

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There is only One Health!

15 November 2018

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Serbian grain takes big stage in Geneva

14 November 2018

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Conference: River habitat restoration can improve inland fisheries

13 November 2018


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FAO, WHO enhance practical knowledge on Codex Alimentarius in the region

7 November 2018

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Cooperatives key to fruit and vegetable integration in Montenegro

7 November 2018

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FAO: Reducing food loss and waste needs time and patience

5 October 2018

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Small producers and vulnerable populations could benefit from food hubs in Kyrgyzstan

1 October 2018

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FAO helps Ukraine’s food safety system for fishery products meet EU standards

28 September 2018

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Post-Soviet countries make their way towards improved agrifood trade

11 September 2018

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Plant health knows no borders: 20 countries discuss international standards

3 September 2018

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FAO report offers hope for improved food value chains in Azerbaijan

24 August 2018

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Belarus reviews food safety system to meet modern requirements

3 August 2018

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Food waste discussion in Moscow focuses on local, global best practices

24 July 2018

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EBRD and FAO aim to boost Serbian cooperatives through training

 28 June 2018

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FAO hosts meeting to strengthen collaboration on transboundary animal diseases

27 June 2018

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Montenegrin meat producers slicing into wider market

26 June 2018

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Packaging offers hope for global food loss and waste problem

25 June 2018

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Food safety risks have the attention of Moldovan authorities

22 June 2018

Workshop - Agricultural aspects of accession to WTO: the implications for agricultural and trade policy

21-22 June 2018, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Uzbekistan training illuminates path to WTO accession

21 June 2018

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Eastern Europe’s fisheries sector seeks access to lucrative international market

19 June 2018

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Serbian grain heavyweights meet to boost exports

1 June 2018

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Moldovan smallholders should cooperate for better access to international markets, FAO suggests

31 May 2018

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Recipe for a new food system: waste less, go digital, care for the planet

17 May 2018

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Kyrgyzstan makes gains towards profitable aquaculture sector

12 April 2018

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FAO expert: Reducing food waste would improve global climate, local economy

12 April 2018

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FAO pledges funds to help Black Sea region develop agrifood trade

24 January 2018

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Azerbaijan's sweetest value chain

14 December 2017

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Ukraine looks to expand fruit and berry exports to the European Union

6 December 2017

FAO and EBRD mark 20th anniversary with renewed commitment to sustainable food value chains

29 November 2017

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Ukrainian beef industry looks to make gains

24 November 2017


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New FAO report analyzes agrifood trade of post-Soviet countries

23 November 2017, Budapest, Hungary

Smart Milk: The Good Rules of Good Milk

15 November 2017

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Georgian products going global

31 October 2017

Training on domestic support measures and the rules of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture

09 October 2017, Tbilisi, Georgia

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Agricultural trade experts gather in Tbilisi, under aegis of FAO

5 October 2017, Tbilisi, Georgia

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How are cooperatives treated in today’s post-Soviet countries?

25 September 2017, Budapest, Hungary

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Post-Soviet countries study strategies to promote agrifood exports

6 September 2017, Moscow, Russian Federation

Astana conference tackles market access for small-scale food producers

24 July 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan

Core know-how backs intensive apple production in Tajikistan

12 July 2017, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Core know-how backs intensive apple production in Tajikistan

11 July, Rome, Italy

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FAO project addresses food safety for Ukraine fishery products

20 June 2017, Kyiv, Ukraine

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Workshop in Ukraine discusses resolving contentious trade issues through WTO

7 June 2017, Kiev, Ukraine

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Traditional handicrafts may boost and diversify incomes in Kyrgyz countryside

6 June 2017, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Regional workshop on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement impact on agrifood trade
Odessa, Ukraine, 30/05/2017 - 01/06/2017

New quality label to raise profile of Serbian meats

24 May 2017, Belgrade, Serbia

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With FAO help, Moldova offers a good example of handling African swine fever

1 March 2017, Chisinau, Moldova

INTERVIEW: Moldova takes further steps to ensure food is safe

6 February 2017, Budapest, Hungary

Animal welfare issues are subject of increased attention

25 January 2017, Tbilisi, Georgia

Specialists from post-Soviet countries study transparency in agricultural trade policies

5 December 2016, Budapest, Hungary

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EBRD, FAO promote fruit exports and retail trade in Moldova

23 November 2016, Chisinau, Moldova

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Black Sea region has a significant role in global food security, grain balance stability

18 November 2016

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National dialogue fortifies Ukraine’s milk industry 

10 November 2016

Regional and International Cooperation in Central Asia and South Caucasus: Recent Developments in Agricultural Trade

04 November 2016

Effective food safety controls are critical to agrifood trade

1 November 2016

Workshop: Agricultural export promotion in Kyrgyzstan

19 October 2016

DG Azevêdo: Trade is vital in meeting Sustainable Development Goals

21 September 2016

FAO video on Trade Policy

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Experts discuss how to stop livestock skin disease

25 July 2016

Caucasus, Central Asia agricultural trade is topic of Samarkand conference

1 July 2016

Armenia improving its capacity to reduce food insecurity, malnutrition

2 June 2016

Experts: adopt a targeted strategy to promote agricultural exports

30 May 2016

Team effort works to protect Ukraine rural economy from pig disease

26 May 2016

FAO launches project in Moldova on plant genetic resources

25 May 2016

Best practices in export promotion: Experiences in Latin America, Europe and Central Asia

24-25 May 2016

Recent Trends in Agricultural Trade Policy in the Countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia

4 – 6 April 2016

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E-learning course ‘Resolving contentious trade issues’ now accepting applications

15 March 2016