12 Apr 2012

The Grain Chain – Managing Wheat imports in Arab countries

A new article focusing on a new publication entitled: “The Grain Chain – Managing Wheat imports in Arab countries”, jointly produced by the World Bank and FAO’s Investment Centre, has been published in a quarterly journal on public-private partnerships produced by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC). The article [...]

10 Apr 2012

Going with the Grain: Ukrainian Delegation Visits FAO and Naples

Some say you don’t know what you have until it’s gone – this was the case with Ukrainian grain exports, as the world has discovered in the last few years. The country imposed various grain export restriction in the marketing years 2006/07, 2007/08 and 2010/11 that have somewhat undermined its [...]

03 Apr 2012

Wine and Ideas Flow along the Vardar River

Chianti Classico and Cotes du Rhone are familiar names to anyone who drinks wine; but Povardarski is still unknown to the world. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and FAO’s Investment Centre have been working with Macedonia’s Ministry of Agriculture and wine producers to develop the country’s wine [...]

02 Apr 2012

People-centered investment in agriculture and rural development

FAO social analysis publication aims to build capacity to reach poorest 2 April 2012, Rome - Increasing agricultural production is one of the keys to fighting hunger and poverty. But investments in agriculture and rural development may fall short of their goals if they fail to take into account social circumstances [...]

27 Mar 2012

Plans Ripen for Croatian Citrus

Tucked between Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia, the Neretva Valley is the source of exceptional mandarins. The region grows particularly high quality fruit because of the unique characteristics of the land and cultivation techniques; and the producers and entire Neretva region could benefit from a better market recognition of their [...]

21 Mar 2012

FAO-EBRD accord to boost cooperation in Mediterranean

Accord marks expanded private sector support for investment in agriculture The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Investment Centre and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are increasing efforts to promote private sector investment in agribusiness in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region (SEMED), through a series of new [...]

13 Mar 2012

Ghana Learning Note - Outgrower schemes: advantages of different business models for sustainable crop intensification

   This learning note is part of the Investment Centre Division’s contribution to FAO’s Strategic Objective on Sustainable Intensification of Crop Production. It is an extract from a wider review of smallholder linkages for inclusive agribusiness development financed under the FAO/World Bank Cooperative Programme. The study reviews a range of collaborative [...]

29 Feb 2012

New report provides an overview of the agricultural sector in Iraq and areas for development

In partnership with the World Bank, FAO’s Investment Centre Division recently prepared an Agricultural Sector Note that reviews available information on the performance of Iraqi agriculture, government policies and development partner programmes ongoing in the country. The Note also addresses current constraints to the sector, and areas for development to [...]

23 Feb 2012

New report explores opportunities and challenges to agricultural growth in the Kyrgyz Republic

Agriculture is one of Kyrgyzstan’s most important economic sectors, contributing to approximately 22% of the gross domestic product and employing about 35% of the country’s workforce. A new FAO/EBRD report now published provides an overview of the agricultural and agribusiness sector in the country within a comparative framework, identifies policy [...]

15 Feb 2012

Long-term irrigation investment support in Afghanistan is restoring rural irrigation schemes and enhancing agricultural productivity

 TCI has long been involved in providing technical support to the World Bank’s irrigation projects in Afghanistan. Beginning with the Emergency Irrigation Rehabilitation Project (2003-2011), the predecessor to the current Irrigation Restoration and Development Project (2011-2017), TCI has supported FAO implementation of project operations through technical review and supervision of [...]


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