FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia 2019

The Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia 2019 consists of three main sections: 1) an in-depth situation analysis of Sustainable Development Goal 2 Target 2.1 (to end hunger and ensure access to food by all) and Target 2.2 (to end all forms of malnutrition), as well as the state of micronutrient deficiencies; ...

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The brochure provides information on events, activities and achievements of the GEF-funded FAO project "Integrated Natural Resources Management in Degraded Landscapes in the Forest-Steppe and Steppe Zones of Ukraine" in 2019.

The project is a joint initiative of the FAO and  GEF to promote restoration of degraded landscapes in the steppe and foreststeppe zones of Ukraine, led by the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection with support from the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine.

The "Sustainable Broiler Production in North Macedonia - A Value Chain Guide to Best Practice" is to enhance the development of a sustainable broiler meat industry in North Macedonia so as to deliver a high-quality product that can compete directly with the current high volume of imported product. This Guide is a tool that supports the FAO mission to advance track record of efficiency gains and better environmental stewardship. Broiler growers, integrators, processors, suppliers, foodservice companies, retailers and outside stakeholders realise the importance of working together to collaborate on the shared goals of implementing best practices, tracking progress, and continuing to drive continuous improvement through the creation of the Guide including the best management practices as outlined in this document.

In today’s fast-changing world, agricultural producers need support to innovate as well as reliable sources of information, knowledge, skills and technologies along the entire value chain in farming, livestock and fish production. One of the core functions of extension and rural advisory services is to facilitate the access of farmers, their organizations and other market actors to knowledge, information and technologies/practices. To carry out these multi-faceted functions, extension profession als and their organizations need to utilize a broad range of methods and approaches. While nearly every extension and rural advisory service program and project has developed guidelines on how to use and evaluate extension methods and approaches, there is a lack of detailed information and guidance... 

The proposed Carbon Sequestration through Climate Investment in Forests and Rangelands in the Kyrgyz Republic (CS-FOR) in Kyrgyzstan project supports the Government of Kyrgyzstan by contributing to the development of a low carbon emission and climate-resilient economy. The project objective is to intervene in key hot spots of target areas with adapted forest and pasture investments and to clearly transform management of pasture and forest resources at the national and local levels to ecosystem-based sustainable natural resource management (NRM) by enhancing an integrated and participatory approach, which is adaptive to climate change and responsive to needs of local communities. 

Rural crafts represent a necessary component of agriculture in which rural women play a key role. International experience demonstrates that rural crafts can make a significant contribution to the household economy and to the export potential countries. FAO and CACAARI document with this study a value chain analysis of some rural crafts in Uzbekistan with the purpose of exploring and developing marketing strategies, increasing income in the rural population, enhancing gender equality, and developing partnerships. The study focuses on a gender sensitive value chain analysis of the basket weaving sector and handicraft products made from goat wool in Uzbekistan.

Gender equality is a key to eliminating poverty and hunger, as it has been demonstrated by the FAO throughout its research worldwide. As part of the FAO efforts on generating evidence and knowledge, and in compliance with the FAO Policy on Gender Equality, the purpose of the Country Gender Assessment for Uzbekistan is to contribute to the production of knowledge for better informed, targeted and gender sensitive actions in agriculture and rural development. It has been produced as it is required in the FAO Policy on Gender Equality, and was validated in a high-level national workshop with representatives from the government, civil society, international organizations, academia and ambassadors.