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14 Jul 2005

Italian Wholesale Markets, an inspiration for Central and Eastern Europe

A three-day study tour offered representatives from six Central and Eastern European countries the opportunity to visit state-of-the-art Italian wholesale markets and study interactions between wholesale markets and modern food retail systems.The trip, which took place from 6 to 8 June 2005, was organized by FAO in collaboration with [...]

    
30 Jun 2005

Initiative in Support to NEPAD-CAADP Implementation

Since end 2003, the Investment Centre has been providing assistance to 51 African countries through FAO's Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) in support of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The objective is to help foster agricultural growth and rural development under the priorities of the NEPAD's Comprehensive Africa Agriculture [...]

    
01 Mar 2005

Maximizing investments in agriculture in Central and Eastern Europe

An integrated approach to agricultural investment emphasizing greater public-private partnership is key to agricultural development in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). More information at : http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2005/90061/index.html

    
31 Jan 2005

Strategic investments in water, agriculture and ecosystems needed to reduce hunger and poverty

Investments in agriculture and ecosystems in poor countries are essential to reduce by half the number of hungry people by 2015, FAO Deputy Director-General David Harcharik said today in The Hague. More information at : http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2005/89475/index.html

    
18 Jan 2005

UN agencies call for immediate action to achieve

Three Rome-based UN agencies today called for immediate action by developed and developing countries to ensure that the goals of the 2000 Millennium Summit are achieved.More information at : http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2005/89043/index.html

    
14 Dec 2004

Greater investment in agriculture essential to achieve Millennium Development Goals

Greater investment in agriculture and rural development is essential to spur economic growth in developing countries and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, FAO said today on the 40th anniversary of its Investment Centre.More information at : http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2004/51941/index.html

    
24 Sep 2004

Lack of investment in agriculture hinders overall economic growth in developing countries

As world leaders meet today at the United Nations to discuss action against hunger and poverty, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) called for increased investment in agriculture and rural areas of developing countries to improve economic opportunities and reduce hunger where most of the world's [...]

    
07 Sep 2004

Sweetening agricultural development in the Western Balkans

Serbian sugar producers will once again benefit from preferential access to the European Union market, following the EU's recent lifting of a 15-month ban on duty-free sugar imports from the country. More information at : http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2004/50107/index.html

    
12 Nov 2003

Fluid financing: a new approach to investing in agriculture

Creating a coordinated approach to financing agricultural development in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will improve investment in the region, FAO said. At a two-day forum hosted on 12-13 November 2003 by FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Budapest, [...]

    
11 Jun 2003

A public-private alliance against hunger

The private sector must become a driving force in an international alliance against hunger, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, urging closer collaboration between business, governments and international organizations. More information at : http://www.fao.org/english/newsroom/news/2003/18823-en.html

    

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