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 [...]

05 Jan 2015

Got milk? Ukrainian delegation learns about modern dairy business practices in the United States of America (USA)

The Ukrainian dairy sector is developing rapidly. In recent years, the overall milk output and quality of dairy products have improved significantly. However, the recent devaluation of the Ukrainian currency, combined with a global decline in milk prices and the trade war with the Russian Federation, which was absorbing 80 [...]

15 Dec 2014

TCI Investment Days (16-17 December 2014)

Celebrating 50 years of promoting The Investment Centre’s annual two-day knowledge-sharing event called "Investment Days" will be held on 16 and 17 December 2014 in the Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO headquarters. This year, the event now in its sixth year, will be particularly special as the Centre (TCI) marks its 50th [...]

10 Dec 2014

FAO Investment Centre: An Overview (1964-2014)

" Fifty years old, the FAO-Investment Centre has adapted, expanded, diversified and – to the great credit of the people dedicated to its service – it has thrived. For this anniversary, we took the time to reflect on the experiences of half a century of facilitating effective investment in agriculture [...]

09 Dec 2014

Greasing the wheels of the Moroccan oilseed sector

Significantly influenced by market reforms and trade liberalization, the Moroccan oilseed sector has experienced a substantial decline since the 1990s. With total annual growth in oil consumption predicted to be 2.6 percent, the oil and meal import bill is projected to climb 50 percent by 2025. To regain lost ground [...]

08 Dec 2014

EBRD and Government hold workshop in Ankara on farmers’ access to finance

Support to Turkish farmers through policy and finance was the focus of a workshop held by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Turkey in Ankara on 27 November 2014. The event brought together representatives of the Turkish [...]


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