18 Feb 2016

New publication focuses on regenerating forests and livelihoods in Nepal

An innovative initiative in Nepal aimed at reducing rural poverty while re-greening degraded forest lands is the subject of a new book published by the Government of Nepal, FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI).   Regenerating forests and livelihoods in [...]

16 Feb 2016

Following the milky way

Ukrainian dairy industry looks ahead  On 20 January 2016, Ukrainian policy-makers met with representatives of the dairy industry to review the progress made on the sector’s competitiveness and export diversification over the previous year. Meeting participants were the members of the standing Ukrainian Dairy Working Group (WG), created three years ago [...]

04 Feb 2016

Development of RuralInvest in Mongolia

The inaugural RuralInvest training at the School of Economic and Business at the Mongolian University of Life Sciences (former Mongolian State University of Agriculture) was held from 29 July to 3 August 2013. Instructors Takayuki Hagiwara and Luis Dias Pereira of the FAO Investment Centre led the training seminar. Over [...]

16 Dec 2015

TCI 50 web release -1964-2014 FAO Investment Centre - 50 years of development support

In a new book celebrating the Investment Centre's 50-year milestone, FAO looks back on five decades of support to investment in agriculture and rural development. Featuring personal reminiscences and photos, this is a lively account of the Investment Centre’s evolution - from how it came to be, to what it [...]

30 Nov 2015

New Publication: The changing state of agribusiness in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region

Countries in the southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region face significant and mounting food security challenges. The economic crisis in 2008 and political transformations over the past five years have put pressure on food systems, while natural resource constraints keep tightening due to climate change and population growth. A new joint [...]

27 Nov 2015

Ukraine looks beyond its borders to beef up its meat sector

FAO and EBRD support knowledge sharing on study tour to Denmark and the United States Over the past decade, Ukraine’s meat sector has grown as production and consumption have increased. Industry is working to keep pace with local demand while also boosting exports; and although the meat trade balance is negative, [...]

20 Nov 2015

Investment Learning Platform (ILP) – now online

Online resource provides concise and up-to-date practical guidance to investment practitioners.   Agriculture investment planning and management is a core public sector task in every country. It requires complex assessment to ensure scarce public resources are invested effectively. But many countries have limited capacity to do this on their own, and rely [...]

17 Nov 2015

Protecting forests and people

FAO and the World Bank are supporting the Argentine Government to improve forest management and the livelihoods of small-scale forest producers in the country's northern Gran Chaco ecoregion. The Gran Chaco produces most of the country's timber, firewood and charcoal. But agricultural expansion and uncontrolled logging are destroying large tracts of [...]

17 Nov 2015

Making investments nutrition-sensitive

Benoist Veillerette, a senior economist with FAO's Investment Centre, talks about the push to make investment in agriculture and rural development more effective on nutrition. What role can the Investment Centre play in enhancing nutrition? A few years ago FAO developed a strategy for mainstreaming nutrition in the Organization's work. The [...]

06 Nov 2015

Inaugural Serbian Dairy Congress launches in Belgrade

The Serbian Dairy Congress has come to a successful close. On 5-6 November, Belgrade hosted nearly 150 public and private sector participants ranging from policymakers to dairy farmers, processors and retailers to raise policy issues and share practical improvements to help the dairy industry prepare better for the challenges related [...]


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