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02 Apr 2012

People-centered investment in agriculture and rural development

FAO social analysis publication aims to build capacity to reach poorest 2 April 2012, Rome - Increasing agricultural production is one of the keys to fighting hunger and poverty. But investments in agriculture and rural development may fall short of their goals if they fail to take into account social circumstances [...]

    
27 Mar 2012

Plans Ripen for Croatian Citrus

Tucked between Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia, the Neretva Valley is the source of exceptional mandarins. The region grows particularly high quality fruit because of the unique characteristics of the land and cultivation techniques; and the producers and entire Neretva region could benefit from a better market recognition of their [...]

    
21 Mar 2012

FAO-EBRD accord to boost cooperation in Mediterranean

Accord marks expanded private sector support for investment in agriculture The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Investment Centre and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are increasing efforts to promote private sector investment in agribusiness in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region (SEMED), through a series of new [...]

    
13 Mar 2012

Ghana Learning Note - Outgrower schemes: advantages of different business models for sustainable crop intensification

   This learning note is part of the Investment Centre Division’s contribution to FAO’s Strategic Objective on Sustainable Intensification of Crop Production. It is an extract from a wider review of smallholder linkages for inclusive agribusiness development financed under the FAO/World Bank Cooperative Programme. The study reviews a range of collaborative [...]

    
29 Feb 2012

New report provides an overview of the agricultural sector in Iraq and areas for development

In partnership with the World Bank, FAO’s Investment Centre Division recently prepared an Agricultural Sector Note that reviews available information on the performance of Iraqi agriculture, government policies and development partner programmes ongoing in the country. The Note also addresses current constraints to the sector, and areas for development to [...]

    
23 Feb 2012

New report explores opportunities and challenges to agricultural growth in the Kyrgyz Republic

Agriculture is one of Kyrgyzstan’s most important economic sectors, contributing to approximately 22% of the gross domestic product and employing about 35% of the country’s workforce. A new FAO/EBRD report now published provides an overview of the agricultural and agribusiness sector in the country within a comparative framework, identifies policy [...]

    
15 Feb 2012

Long-term irrigation investment support in Afghanistan is restoring rural irrigation schemes and enhancing agricultural productivity

 TCI has long been involved in providing technical support to the World Bank’s irrigation projects in Afghanistan. Beginning with the Emergency Irrigation Rehabilitation Project (2003-2011), the predecessor to the current Irrigation Restoration and Development Project (2011-2017), TCI has supported FAO implementation of project operations through technical review and supervision of [...]

    
31 Jan 2012

Planning climate change preparadness in East Asia and the Pacific

A newly released joint World Bank-FAO report summarizes the results of an Expert Group Meeting held in Rome in May 2011 on Climate change adaptation in agricultural investment in East Asia and the Pacific. In addition to existing development challenges that the region already faces in increasing agricultural productivity, its vulnerability to [...]

    
23 Jan 2012

Grain warehouse receipts in Serbia

The EBRD and FAO have been supporting grain warehouse systems in many transition countries, for example in Kazakhstan and Bulgaria. In Serbia, the establishment of the core legislation was initially supported by USAID and the United Nations Development Programme. Together with the EBRD, FAO implemented a project strengthening the institutions [...]

    
26 Dec 2011

2011 Investment Days

Investment Days are an occasion for staff to meet and exchange information on their day to day work with both FAO colleagues and external partner institutions. For more information, please see, Investment Days video

    

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