25 May 2015

Financing Serbian farmers before harvest, May 2015

At the occasion of Novi Sad's 82th International Agriculture Fair, Minister Snezana Bogosavljevic Boskovic presented a new way to finance Serbian farmers before harvest. Belgrade, Novi Sad, 14 May 2015 - From 1 June 2015, thanks to the new Law on Financing Agricultural Production, farmers in Serbia will be able to [...]

11 May 2015

Optimizing RuralInvest: intensified training formula to address growing demand for country-driven investment

In February of this year, 21 participants from 14 institutions, including government, universities and NGOs, gathered at the Lebanese ENA (Ecole Nationale d'Administration) for a five-day training on FAO's RuralInvest toolkit. The event was conducted by the FAO Investment Centre at the request of the Government of Lebanon, and supported by [...]

07 May 2015

Designing warehouse receipt legislation: Regulatory options and recent trends

The FAO Investment Centre and the FAO Development Law Branch have just published a review of warehouse receipt legislation and related regulatory practices worldwide. The publication “Designing warehouse receipt legislation: regulatory options and recent trends” provides country-based examples on how to develop enabling legislation for inventory credit. Farmers often face difficulties accessing [...]

05 May 2015

Private Sector Forum on Food Security in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Region

Barcelona, 5-6 May 2015 - Palacio de Pedralbes Enhancing food security in the Southern and Eastern rim of the Mediterranean requires leadership and engagement of all stakeholders. FAO, EBRD and the UfM Secretariat are convening high-level policymakers, financing institutions and CEOs from leading agribusiness companies, to deepen relationships between the public and [...]

22 Apr 2015

Building on regional experience to increase the competitiveness of the Montenegrin meat sector

21 April 2015, Podgorica – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro and financing from Luxembourg, launched a two-year joint project, aiming to upgrade meat quality [...]

27 Mar 2015

Ukrainian and American grain professionals tackle challenges and direct investment where most needed

The third and final round of the Fifth Ukrainian Grain Congress (UGC) was held in Washington, D.C. this spring from 24-25 March 2015. Over 50 Senior Representatives from the Ukrainian grain industry, International Financing Institutions (IFIs) and the Ukrainian government discussed key challenges facing the Ukrainian grain sector and where investment [...]

09 Mar 2015

The EBRD Private Sector for Food Security Initiative: it’s all about quality

The EBRD’s Private Sector for Food Security Initiative continues to support the agribusiness sector, championing the role of private companies in boosting food production, improving food quality and setting incentives to create the right policy environment for sector-wide growth. The Initiative fosters private sector involvement in food security with the [...]

03 Mar 2015

Investment Days: 16-17 December 2014

FAO Investment Centre held the sixth edition of its annual knowledge-sharing event, Investment Days 2014, on 16 and 17 December in the Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO, Rome. This edition also celebrated 50 years of FAO’s support to public and private investment in agriculture and rural development. Over 180 FAO colleagues and [...]

22 Jan 2015

International campaign to prevent spread of African swine fever in Ukraine

By Anton Usov, EuropeanBank for Reconstruction and Development The government of Japan, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the EBRD have joined forces to launch a new campaign titled “African swine fever: Risk Awareness Raising and Risk Mitigation in Ukraine”. The initiative, financially supported by the government of [...]

05 Jan 2015

Tunisia is witnessing a bumper harvest of olives in 2014, with a production estimated at 265,000-285,000 tons more than twice last years output according to the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture

This is good news for Tunisia as it will strengthen its position on export olive oil markets. It is also a positive development for consumers of olive oil, as Tunisia’s exports will partly compensate for the very bad harvest in some leading producing countries, where a strain of fruit fly [...]

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