FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Europe and Central Asia: Regional food market situation and policy bulletin in response to the COVID-19 pandemic - Issue 2

Based on the FAO’s latest forecast, world cereal production in 2020 is set at 2 790 million tonnes, which would surpass the record high reached in 2019 by as much as 3 percent (81.3 million tonnes) and which would be 5 percent above the five-year average from 2015–2019. The forecast is based on near-average supply prospects in the new season, which, however, remain uncertain ... (View online)

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The COVID-19 pandemic is jeopardizing human health and disrupting the food systems that are the foundations of health. Unless we take immediate action, we could face a global food emergency of severity and scale unseen for more than half a century.

FAO is calling for USD 1.2 billion in initial investments to finance FAO’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme that aims to provide an agile and coordinated global response to ensure nutritious food for all both during and after the pandemic.


This manual on safety at sea for small-scale fishers aims to contribute to a culture of safety awareness among fisherfolk, reduce the number of accidents and increase the chances of survival if accidents occur. The manual provides guidance on safety matters related to the work on a small-scale fishing vessel (e.g. fire safety, deck safety, lifesaving equipment, lighting and ventilation), personal safety and navigation safety. Checks and procedures to be performed before a fishing trip, as well as guidance for survival at sea, are also included in this manual.

 

 


This manual provides technical information on broodstock management and identifies the main problems and challenges for the application of modern techniques for breeding management of the broodstock of common carp and Chinese herbivorous fish in the Central Asia and the Caucasus.

The manual was prepared as part of the programme of work of the Central Asian and Caucasus Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Commission (CACFish)


This document provides technical information on broodstock management and identifies the main problems and challenges for the application of modern techniques for breeding management of the broodstock of common carp and Chinese herbivorous fish in the Central Asia and the Caucuses.


Available in Russian. 

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Program in the Kyrgyz Republic (2019-2023) provides a clear roadmap for realizing the full potential of fish production growth in the country and is an integral part of the larger national goals for achieving food security, nutrition, poverty reduction and economic development. Kyrgyz people. 

Also available in Kyrgyz.

 

 

 


The project funded by the Government of Japan supported both Syrian refugee and local Turkish communities to create new sources of income in food and agricultral sector. The project found three agri-food products which have strong and stable consumer demand in local markets and provided the project participants with trainings and equipment to establish small-scale production cooperatives. The cooperatives found local buyers of their products and continued to sell their products after the completion of the project in March 2020. As of June 2020, 48 percent of them successfully gained new income sources.