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16 Dec 2013

Public-private policy dialogue takes centre stage in new EBRD/FAO video

The role of private sector investment in food security is being increasingly emphasized worldwide. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which has been cooperating with FAO since 1994, launched the Private Sector for Food Security Initiative in 2011 to encourage the private sector to unlock the important food [...]

    
20 Dec 2011

2011 Investment Days

Investment Days are an occasion for staff to meet and exchange information on their day-to-day work with both FAO colleagues and external partner institutions. For more information, please see the video below!

    
17 Dec 2011

UN farmers in the Mau Forest, Kenya

Restoring God's Bathroom: The Sustainable Livelihood Development Project in the Mau Forest Complex: The Mau Forest Complex is the largest of Kenya’s five main water towers, feeding twelve important rivers and five major lakes, providing a major water source not only for Kenya but across East Africa. A number of important [...]

    
02 Nov 2011

Grain warehouse receipts in Serbia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Developmnet (EBRD) and FAO have been assisting grain warehouse systems in many transition countries including Kazakhstan and Bulgaria. In Serbia, the establishment of the core legislation was initially supported by USAID and the United Nations Development Programme. Together with EBRD, FAO implemented a project [...]

    
20 Dec 2010

2010 Investment Days

Investment Days are an occasion for staff to meet and exchange information on their day-to-day work with both FAO colleagues and external partner institutions. For more information, please see the video below!

    
01 Nov 2010

Better seeds, higher yields: enhancing Kazakhstan’s sunflower oil sector

FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) worked together in Kazakhstan to review the sunflower oil sector and help increase sunflower yields by providing technical assistance and facilitating relationships between the oilseed processing industry and local farmers. The combination of technical expertise and the utilization of sunflower [...]

    
01 Oct 2010

EastAgri – where networking matters

EastAgri is a network of public and private institutions investing in agriculture and agribusiness in 30 countries across Central Asia,  and Central and Eastern Europe. As these countries face the challenges of transitioning to market-driven economies, EastAgri improves collaboration among its members to promote more efficient investment operations in the [...]

    
01 Jun 2010

Management of natural parks in mountainous areas: transferring know-how from Italy to Montenegro

FAO’s Investment Centre organized a study tour for a group of representatives from Montenegro to visit Italy and see how mountain areas and natural parks can be managed and developed through farming and off-farming activities. Italy has a long history of protected areas and the participants visited the most significant Italian mountains [...]

    
25 May 2010

Geographical indications: creaming off the best of tradition

Dairy experts from the Russian Federation visited Italy to find out more about Geographical Indications (GIs) and how they can increase sales of traditional agricultural products. Italy has the largest number of GIs in Europe, one of which is the famed Parmigiano Reggiano. Russia also has traditional cheese with unique [...]

    
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