23 Nov 2012

New Ukrainian law on agrarian receipts developed with help from FAO and EBRD passed on 6 November 2012

A new law on agrarian receipts was adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on 6 November 2012. Agrarian receipts are a financial instrument that helps farmers to obtain working capital from banks or input suppliers before harvest. The instrument introduced by the new Law on Agrarian Receipts will allow Ukrainian farmers [...]

21 Nov 2012

Stocktaking of M&E and Management Information Systems - Selected agricultural and rural development projects in South Asia

A joint FAO and World Bank research effort has been developed to follow the progress of World Bank-supported agriculture and rural development (ARD) projects in South Asia. This effort covers three closely related themes: rural livelihoods programmes in India; agricultural water management (AWM) programmes in India; and monitoring, evaluation and [...]

12 Nov 2012

Bhutan - Agricultural sector review

In collaboration with the World Bank, the Investment Centre has published an agricultural sector review of Bhutan in two volumes that provides an overview of Bhutan’s renewable natural resources (RNR) sector and identifies priority areas for future investments. The first volume provides a review of agricultural issues that contribute to gross national [...]

24 Oct 2012

Pakistan - Priority areas for investment in the agricultural sector

Pakistan has enormous potential in agriculture, yet in the past three decades most subsectors of agriculture have remained static or declined. A new working paper entitled “Pakistan: Priority areas for investment in agriculture” has recently been published by FAO’s Investment Centre in collaboration with the World Bank, identifying key areas [...]

17 Oct 2012

FAO has strong presence at successful third Ukrainian Grain Congress

Predictable, transparent and efficient policies are crucial elements to the future development of the Ukrainian grain sector. As a result, the Ukrainian Grain Association and APK-Inform dedicated the third Ukrainian Grain Congress (UGC) to “Development of the grain market through efficient agrarian policies”. The organization of this important event was [...]

05 Oct 2012

Ukrainian delegation joins AMIS for first time at Market Information Group meeting -2 to 6 October 2012

2-6 October 2012 - The Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food (MAPFU) has agreed to participate in FAO’s Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), a G20 initiative aimed at enhancing food market transparency and encouraging coordination of policy action in response to market uncertainties. MAPFU nominated Serhiy Petrenko, Deputy Director [...]

27 Sep 2012

Interview on the benefits of Grain Warehouse Receipts systems

Emmanuel Hidier, Senior Economist in the Investment Centre, discusses in this video interview innovative financing mechanisms and potential benefits for farmers. FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have been working together on the implementation of Grain Warehouse Receipts (GWR) systems in transition countries including Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine [...]

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 [...]

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