FAO and partners help elderly in Russia
Moldova takes further steps to ensure food is safe – Interview with Eleonora Dupouy
FAO in Europe and Central Asia
- Kosovo - Forestry toolkit
- Agro-industry development briefs
- FAO REU Policy Studies
- Assessment of Agriculture and Rural Development Sectors
- Food Losses and Waste in Europe and Central Asia
- Agribusiness and Enterprise Development Publications
- IPARD Sector Analyses in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- CEESA/FAO Series
- Land tenure workshops
- Comparative analysis of cooperative legislation in the Post-Soviet countries
- Country gender assessment series
The first part of the Manual introduces the main steps of forest road network planning and gives guidance on road construction under different site conditions. It demonstrates good practices to minimize the area used for building purposes, to keep the environmental impact as low as possible and to maintain forest productivity. It describes the machinery suitable for the different construction phases and compares the advantages of machine types. The second part of the Manual introduces the goals and best practices of regular forest road maintenance which is a key operation that enables multi-purpose use of forests. It gives an overview on the main causes of forest road degradation and explains the different maintenance regimes and maintenance activities.
This publication is a collection of articles written by economists, sociologists, and gender specialists and practitioners from twelve post-Soviet countries in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia. It is unique in its effort to review and analyze the issues that are at the intersection of gender equality, social protection and rural development in the region. Overall, there is a lack of research, documented knowledge and public discourse on this subject and a multi-disciplinary approach is necessary for ensuring an in-depth and rigorous understanding of these intersecting issues in the context of the region.
Addressing gender equality is a fundamental part of FAO’s mandate. Social and economic inequalities between women and men undermine food security and restrict economic growth and advances in agriculture. The problems of hunger, malnutrition and rural poverty cannot be solved unless and until women and men are treated equally and gender disparities are challenged. In order to ensure that gender issues are adequately addressed at all levels of planning, and throughout implementation processes and each Strategic Objective, gender has been incorporated into the new FAO Strategic Framework as a Cross-Cutting Theme.
FAO is currently preparing a new Medium Term Plan for 2018-2021 based on a review of the existing Strategic Framework. In order to link this process to a regional level review, the organization has initiated a structured Regional Strategic Thinking Process, the aim of which is to achieve more concrete results, particularly at the country level. The overall objective of the Regional Strategic Thinking Process (RSTP) is to effectively incorporate regional specificities into the review of the Strategic Framework and preparation of the MTP 2018-2021 with clear results-based outcomes and outputs.
The National Gender Profile of Agricultural and Rural Livelihoods is part of the project GCP/SEC/008/TUR, which contributes to the Regional Initiative 1 for the REU Region and to the SO3 by improving knowledge for evidence-based policies. The purpose of the National Gender Profile of Agricultural and Rural Livelihoods for Tajikistan is to contribute to the production of knowledge for better informed, targeted and gender sensitive actions in agriculture and rural development. It is meant to inform FAO professionals, other UN agencies, staff from the government of Tajikistan, NGOs and professionals who work in agriculture and rural development in Tajikistan. It is also meant to be an awareness-raising tool for the wider public. This national profile points out some of the major gender inequalities that need to be considered by policy makers and project managers according to available data, and identifies further research needs.
An at-a-glance description of FAO’s two Regional Initiatives in Europe and Central Asia: on Empowering Smallholders and Family Farms for Improved Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction, and on Enhanced Agrifood Trade and Market Integration in Europe and Central Asia.