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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia 2017

While countries in Europe and Central Asia have made significant progress reducing the prevalence of undernourishment, 14.3 million people still experience severe food insecurity. Malnutrition – in one or more of its three main forms – is present throughout the region. Demand for food is growing, consumption patterns are changing and urbanization is accelerating. The effects of climate change pose considerable challenges to agricultural production. (View online)

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FAO’s technical and operations teams support countries as they combat transboundary animal and plant diseases, advise on land tenure and agricultural sector reform, promote safe handling of pesticides and good hygiene and manufacturing practices for safer food, analyse gender disparities in access to land, encourage conservation of soils and biodiversity, and provide training on international trade rules.


The book’s aim was to compile the existing data on organic agriculture and those collected through the project activities in order to display the current state-of-art in Azerbaijan. The book will also be available in the Russian and Azerbaijani languages to help decision makers and all stakeholders. This basis is expected to trigger further activities and projects on organic agriculture. The funding and support provided by the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme (FTPP) to both the project and the book is deeply appreciated.


The leaflet presents good operating techniques and safety handling practices for safe working with chainsaws and gives guidance on safety equipment, maintenance and tree cutting techniques.


This report presents an analysis of social and economic vulnerability in the conflict-affected Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, with a particular focus on rural people living along the engagement line. The study measures the economic and social vulnerability of 662 933 residents (229 696 households), investigating their level of exposure to shocks and prevalent coping strategies.


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.

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. 

Available also in Serbian and Albanian. 
Vodič za planiranje, izgradnju i održavanje šumskih puteva
Udhëzues për planifikimin, ndërtimin dhe mirëmbajtjen e rrugëve pyjore