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 [...]

08 Sep 2010

New World Bank Report Sees Growing Global Demand for Farmland

 A new World Bank report says volatility in food prices has been a key factor behind a rising tide of large scale farmland purchases in the developing world, which can pose social and environment risks, if not well managed. The Bank has worked with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International [...]

03 Sep 2010

Wheat sends food prices up

FAO Food Price Index climbs five percent in August 1 September 2010, Rome - Surging wheat prices drove international food prices up five percent last month in the biggest month-on-month increase since November 2009, FAO announced. The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 176 points in August, up nearly nine points [...]

13 Aug 2010

FAO cuts wheat production forecast but considers supplies adequate

Wheat stocks still high in spite of the jump in prices The impact of unfavourable weather events on crops in recent weeks has led FAO to cut its global wheat production forecast for 2010 to 651 million tonnes, from 676 million tonnes reported in June. But despite production problems in some leading [...]


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