15 Jun 2016

Towards enhancing grain market transparency in Kazakhstan

FAO and the EBRD are working to increase the efficiency of wheat sector in the country  Two leading international organisations are planning to unveil an agricultural information system for Kazakhstan, adding to the transparency of an increasingly important sector in the country's economy. The Investment Centre of FAO in collaboration with the [...]

10 Jun 2016

Making agricultural investments nutrition-sensitive: lessons from growing FAO, World Bank and IFAD collaboration

The 2008 food crisis brought the issues of malnutrition and undernutrition to the world’s attention. Today, undernutrition remains unacceptably high and the human and social costs are also ethically unacceptable. In November 2014, FAO and the World Health Organization (WHO) member states adopted the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and its Framework [...]

06 Jun 2016

Bangladeshi group visits kenyan farmers’ organizations on exposure visit

When the flight from Dhaka touched down at Kenya’s main airport in Nairobi on 10 April 2016, the excitement among 13 of its Bangladeshi passengers – including senior staff from the country’s ministries of agriculture, fisheries, livestock, planning and finance – was palpable. They had come to the East African [...]

26 May 2016

African swine fever: FAO, EBRD and Japan act jointly in Ukraine to protect the rural economy

African Swine Fever (ASF) is a viral disease not harmful to human health, but with serious consequences for rural economies. “In the past few years, Ukraine had to face losses over USD 30 million due to an uncontrolled spread of ASF in the country, and these could increase significantly in the future”, warns [...]

25 May 2016

FAO and EBRD host public-private dialogue on Egypt’s grain sector

Private sector engagement key to ensure efficiency of grain supplies  A high-level conference in Cairo on Wednesday sought to strengthen the role of the private sector in Egypt’s crucial grain sector, with the aim of improving efficiency and reducing waste and damage. The conference was hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization [...]

18 May 2016

Making Niger more resilient to climate risks

Climate change will likely increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events such as flooding and drought in dry lands of Sub-Saharan Africa and particularly in Niger, resulting in large economic and social losses. Where Government resources are limited, climate change will affect public revenues and disrupt public spending [...]

17 May 2016

EBRD’s Private Sector for Food Initiative

FAO Investment Centre’s partner, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) released a new report this week, the Private Sector for Food Security Initiative Annual Report 2015, as part of its continuing efforts to address the global challenge of ensuring food security by promoting the role of the private [...]

12 May 2016

FAO supports development of new national agricultural policy in United Arab Emirates

Making agriculture more environmentally sustainable, efficient and profitable is the focus of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) first national agricultural policy. FAO supported the UAE Government in developing the policy, which promotes a better use of the country’s limited natural resources, particularly water. Strong ownership “The UAE had a national agricultural strategy, [...]

11 May 2016

Learning about the dairy value chain through Iran-Tajik cooperation

Today, Tajikistan’s dairy farmers and agribusinesses are reaping the benefits of efforts to make the country’s dairy industry more productive and competitive, including knowledge gained during a 2014 study tour to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The study tour, organized by FAO and carried out under the preparation of Agriculture Commercialization [...]

29 Apr 2016

Investment Days 2015: invest in sharing

Around 110 people attended the seventh edition of Investment Days (IDs 2015), held on 14 and 15 December 2015 at FAO in Rome. The event was a chance for FAO Investment Centre staff from headquarters and the decentralized offices to meet as one team, share knowledge, discuss and learn together. [...]


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