20 Dec 2006

Innovative investment project for young farmers wins award

A project jointly prepared by a team of experts from Mexico’s Secretariat of Agrarian Reform, the World Bank and FAO’s Investment Centre, working in the Latin America and Caribbean region, has been awarded the 2006 “Golden Plough for Innovation” for Agriculture and Rural Development by the World Bank. The award [...]

05 Dec 2006

FAO, IFAD and WFP executive heads in joint visit to northern Ghana

Amid growing calls for reform and coherence among United Nations partners, the heads of the three Rome-based food and agriculture agencies demonstrated their determination to strengthen joint efforts to reduce hunger and poverty at the grassroots level by visiting Ghana’s food insecure Northern Region this week. More information at :

27 Nov 2006

Workshop on rural and agricultural finance in Tajikistan

A two-day workshop in Dushanbe, organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and FAO looked into ways of expanding rural and agricultural finance in Tajikistan. Given the importance of the agricultural sector for the Tajik economy, improved access to loans and other financial services is crucial for [...]

26 Oct 2006

Will we meet the hunger goal?

Ten years after the World Food Summit, global representatives from over 120 countries will meet in Rome next week to review just how far the world has come towards meeting the 2015 goal of reducing by half the number of hungry people in the world, then estimated at 800 [...]

16 Oct 2006

World Food Day 2006 targets public and private investment

“Recently there has been a significant revival in lending for agriculture. Debt forgiveness programmes, strengthened by the G8 decision in 2005, have begun to release national resources for investment in agriculture. But much still remains to be done,” said FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today. More information at :

19 Sep 2006

Global festivities to celebrate World Food Day

Among the events taking place in over 150 countries to mark this year’s World Food Day on 16 October 2006, will be a five kilometre Run-for-Food race through Rome’s historical centre. More information at :

04 Sep 2006

GHANA: Assuring economic growth through sustainable natural resource management

FAO’s Investment Centre is increasingly being called on to assist in the process of reviewing and advising on natural resource management.In 2004, the Government of Ghana and the World Bank identified a policy gap regarding the contribution of natural resources towards economic growth and livelihoods in Ghana. They agreed to [...]

07 Aug 2006

FAO Investment Centre Director speaks on "Investing in Agriculture for Food Security"

An in-depth interview with Charles Riemenschneider, Director of the FAO Investment Centre, has been published by the International Alliance Against Hunger, in connection with FAO's 2006 World Food Day theme on "Investing in Agriculture for Food Security - the whole world will profit". More information at :

20 Jul 2006

Georgian wine producers over a barrel

Despite a winemaking tradition that dates back several thousand years, Georgia’s greatest liquid asset – today wine is the country’s third biggest export – is at risk, threatened by counterfeiting and the wine sector’s failure to diversify its markets. More information at :

02 Jun 2006

Farm investment helps slow migration

More investment by governments in agriculture and the right farm policies would help keep rural populations on the land and reduce migration, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. More information at :


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