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13 Sep 2012

Private sector is key to tackle hunger

EBRD and FAO call on agribusiness to step up investment from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean 13 September 2012, Istanbul, London, Rome - The fight against hunger can only be won in partnership between governments, civil society and farmer organizations and the private sector, the European Bank for Reconstruction and [...]

    
05 Sep 2012

GEF grant approved for Badia Ecosystem and Livelihoods Project in Jordan

On 31 July, 2012, a Global Environment Facility (GEF) grant in the amount of USD 3.3 million was endorsed by GEF’s Chief Executive Officer to fund a new GEF and World Bank partnership - the Badia Ecosystem and Livelihoods Project (BELP), one of five projects under the Middle East and [...]

    
14 Aug 2012

Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Productivity Programme (AAGPP) in Nepal Accepted for IFAD Board Approval

A programme created by IFAD and the FAO Investment Centre on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Productivity in Nepal has been accepted by the IFAD Quality Enhancement Committee and will be presented for Board approval in September 2012. The programme is designed to address three factors key to driving sustainable productivity [...]

    
23 Jul 2012

New publication proposes innovative agricultural finance and risk management instruments for transition economies

A new working paper entitled "Innovative agricultural finance and risk management" has just been published by FAO’s Investment Centre Division in collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The publication looks into the issue of risk management in agricultural finance in transition countries. These countries - like [...]

    
02 Jul 2012

Country investment plans in agriculture: lessons from early experience

The learning note "Country investment plans in agriculture: lessons from early experience" has been published by the FAO Investment Centre Division. It focuses on three case studies in Bangladesh, United Republic of Tanzania and Ethiopia and looks at the challenges, successes and lessons learned from preparing and developing country investment [...]

    
27 Jun 2012

The World Bank and FAO host second Expert Meeting to review climate change activities in the East Asia and Pacific region

On 14-16 May 2012, the second FAO/World Bank Expert Meeting on “Investing in agriculture and natural resources management in the context of climate change in East Asia and the Pacific” took place in Bangkok. The meeting, which was a follow up to the first one held in Rome in May [...]

    
25 Jun 2012

World Bank and FAO publish joint study on grain chain and food security in Arab countries

A joint study by the World Bank and FAO’s Investment Centre Division entitled: “The Grain Chain: Food Security and Managing Wheat Imports in Arab Countries”, has now been published. Following  the agriculture commodity price shocks of 2007-08 and 2010-11, volatility in the international wheat market raised global food security concerns.  [...]

    
21 Jun 2012

Incorporating climate change considerations into agricultural investment programmes – A guidance document

FAO’s Investment Centre Division, in collaboration with FAO’s Climate, Energy and Tenure Division, has published a new report on: “Incorporating climate change considerations into agricultural investment programmes – A guidance document”. This best practices guidance document is intended to help development professionals  and government officials who are involved in agricultural [...]

    
11 Jun 2012

Information technology improves land tenure in ECA region through collaboration between World Bank and FAO

The World Bank and FAO have supported land administration reforms in the Europeand Central Asia (ECA) region for the past 10 years with an emphasis on creating transparent, efficient and accessible methods of real estate registration and cadastre by establishing strong IT systems. The impetus for these projects is the [...]

    
01 Jun 2012

New case studies analyze the impact of stumpage and other administrative fees on sustainable forest management

FAO’s Investment Centre Division, in collaboration with FAO’s Forestry Department and the World Bank, has recently published six case studies in Latin American countries entitled: “Evaluation of the impact of stumpage and other administrative fees on sustainable forest management”. It is widely recognized that one of the main drivers for deforestation [...]

    

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