13 Oct 2010

The world’s next breadbasket - Unleashing Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s agricultural potential

13 October 2010, Istanbul - The countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia have vast untapped agricultural resources and can play a vital role in improving world food security, the FAO and EBRD said at the opening of a two-day meeting in Istanbul today. With global demand for food, [...]

08 Oct 2010

Feeding Bangladesh's growing population amid rising climate challenges

7 October 2010, Barisal and Khulna, Bangladesh - At first glance it looks like another of Bangladesh's hundreds of rivers − that is, until the half-submerged houses and blackened trees come into view. Thousands of acres of rice paddy have been under water in Koira Upazila (sub-district) in southern Bangladesh since Cyclone Aila [...]

06 Oct 2010

Boosting incomes of Bangladesh’s rural poor

Barisal and Khulna, Bangladesh – Shefali Rani, a Bangladeshi woman in her fifties, dreams of starting her own paper bag making business one day. And it is her pregnant goat – her sole asset – that holds the key to that dream, she says. “I hope to sell one of the [...]

01 Oct 2010

Iraq - Country Water Resources Assistance Strategy

FAO partnered with the Government of Iraq and the World Bank in the preparation of a Country Water Resources Assistance Strategy which helped to identify roles for donors for critical support needed in the water resources and irrigation sector. The Investment Centre provided advisory support to the Government and helped [...]

29 Sep 2010

Developing Countries Critical to Global Economic Recovery

Developing countries provide key momentum in global economic development in the current financial atmosphere that has high-income countries lagging behind. A new World Bank handbook, The Day After Tomorrow: A Handbook on the Future of Economic Policy in the Developing World, claims that almost half of global growth comes now [...]

28 Sep 2010

National Initiative for Human Development (INDH) for Morocco

The FAO Investment Centre contributed to the preparation of the Environment Management Plan in support of the National Initiative for Human Development (INDH) for Morocco presently featured by the World Bank at:,,contentMDK:22562596~pagePK:34370~piPK:34424~theSitePK:4607,00.html

27 Sep 2010

FAO Investment Centre support the World Bank in Nigeria’s Second National Fadama Development Project

With design support provided by the FAO Investment Centre Division, a World Bank project has helped Nigeria boost incomes for over 3 million farm families in 12 Nigerian states by 63 percent from between 2005 and 2009, through community empowerment, participatory development planning and support for demand-driven productive investments in [...]

27 Sep 2010

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Emergency Recovery Project Profile for Uruguay

The Investment Centre Division and FAO’s Animal Health Service jointly assisted the World Bank in the formulation of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Emergency Recovery Project which has contributed to the overarching goal of sustaining Uruguay's development and growth in the agricultural sector by assisting in enhancing animal health [...]

20 Sep 2010

FAO Investment Centre and Natural Resources Division Support World Bank in FYR Macedonia Land Market Reform Project

With the support of the FAO Investment Centre Division and Natural Resources Division, a World Bank (WB) project has helped modernize the real estate cadastre and property registration system in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Prior to the project, uncertain property rights and weak land registration services made it [...]

17 Sep 2010

FAO Investment Centre Supports World Bank in Emergency Irrigation Rehabilitation Project

Over 600,000 households have benefited from the World Bank (WB) Emergency Irrigation Rehabilitation Project (EIRP) that was conducted with the support and technical assistance of FAO’s Investment Centre. The project was established because of a need to rehabilitate Afghanistan’s agriculture sector, which had suffered greatly due to decades of political [...]


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