Uzbekistan beating back hunger, says UN report
(16 September 2014, Tashkent, Uzbekistan) Country figures show steady improvement in hunger reduction; although renewed political commitment in achieving food security is still needed for further progress.
FAO appoints new head of office for Central Asia
(6 August 2014, Ankara, Turkey) A senior United Nations official with field experience in Central Asia takes up duties this week as head of FAO’s Sub-regional Office for Central Asia, the Organization announced today.
Crop technology is advancing in Kyrgyzstan
(24 June 2014, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan) The two-year project focuses on training and education for farmers, including women, and for government extension personnel. Through it, FAO is promoting the adoption in Kyrgyzstan of conservation agriculture and integrated pest management techniques.
Kyrgyz aquaculture to get productivity boost
(20 June 2014, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan) Increasing the productivity of aquaculture is one key way of improving food security and promoting rural development. That is the premise of a project launched by FAO this week in Bishkek.
FAO top executive sees Uzbekistan food conference as key to boost agricultural production
(6 June 2014, Tashkent, Uzbekistan) – In his opening statement to an international conference here on the elaboration of Uzbekistan’s food programme, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva highlighted the event’s importance not only for the country but as part of the global agenda to address food supply challenges.
Since 2001, FAO cooperation with Uzbekistan has been growing, with technical assistance to further develop the agricultural sector, sustainable management of natural resources and increased resilience of rural populations to climate change.