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Regional Initiatives for Europe and Central Asia

FAO ’s three Regional Initiatives for Europe and Central Asia address interlinked issues to ensure the contribution of agriculture to achieve the universality of the Sustainable Development Goals. For this reason, technical teams in the region and at FAO headquarters work in close collaboration to support countries in achieving  their goals.

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(The current paper is the Russian translation of the 2015 edition)

Due to deep political, social and economic changes in many countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as in the Caucasus and Central Asia, the production of fish ponds and small reservoirs has declined significantly in recent decades. With a view to renewing and increasing carp production in these regions, practical courses and handouts were useful in practical training and self-education of interested fish farmers.

Though the role of agriculture and food industry sectors in the economy of Kyrgyzstan has steadily decreased over the years, the country still greatly relies on these sectors. Currently the growth in agriculture, as well as in the overall economy, stagnates mainly because of political volatility, economic shocks, and frequent natural disasters. The goal of the policy paper that is summarised here is to try to consolidate the information on countrywide value chain development gathered from various open sources and based on materials collected in field missions by FAO officers, with a particular emphasis on the potato value chain in the Issyk-Kul region.

Available in Russian

Публикация направлена на обучение сельских женщин основам малого бизнеса по разведению кур на получение и производство яиц и мяса, которое на сегодняшний день является прибыльным бизнесом для сельских жителей. Малый бизнес по производству яиц и куриного мяса позволит домохозяйствам повысить доход семьи, повысить социальный статус сельских женщин и уровень жизни их семей, а также сыграет важную роль в обеспечении продовольственной безопасности страны.

This assessment highlights the challenges, gaps and practices in the area of gender and agriculture and rural development in Georgia that need to be considered by policy-makers and project managers in their decision-making and their implementation of development interventions. The main gender inequalities in Georgia are reiterated in this assessment. These include: the gap between policies, legislation and their implementation; the gender gap in earnings; the vertical and horizontal gender-based segregation in employment; the widespread of gender stereotypes; the rigid division of gender roles and decision-making at all levels, and other systemic issues.

Available in Russian

Настоящие издания, разработаны на основании материалов теоретических и лучших практик демонстрационных участков, созданных в рамках проекта Сельскохозяйственной и Продовольственной Организации Объединенных Наций и Глобального Экологического Фонда «Устойчивое управление горными лесными и земельными ресурсами в условиях изменения климата».



The Value Chain Gap Analysis Report on Azerbaijan is meant to fill the “gap” in professional literature via providing a snapshot on how the government, the private sector and donor organizations work on creating an enabling environment to support value chain (VC) development. The report won’t answer any particular questions regarding a specific VC, but it assesses the regulatory framework, support measures offered by the state and donors, and the level of development of services available to farmers. The report briefly reviews the main agricultural commodities produced in the country, seeking for major issues that affect multiple VCs in the country. Then in the following sections, it analyses topics like access to finance, rules and regulations, and different stages of the value chain in terms of available infrastructure and resources.