28 Mar 2014

Mapping farmers’ organizations in Bangladesh

FAO launched the report Farmers’ Organizations in Bangladesh: A Mapping and Capacity Assessment at an interactive event in Dhaka on 5 March, 2014. The report was produced under the Technical Assistance Component of the Integrated Agricultural Productivity Project (IAPP) implemented by FAO-Bangladesh and financed by the Global Agriculture and Food Security [...]

12 Mar 2014

Stimulating the flow of investment for enhanced water productivity in Jordan

EBRD and FAO Investment Centre bring together public and private sector to identify bottlenecks and opportunities Investments in Jordan’s agriculture sector should target profitable food chains that have made clear efforts to improve their water efficiency and that have the potential to further enhance the productivity of the water they consume, [...]

10 Mar 2014

TCI and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development collaborate on food quality projects in Serbia

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Investment Centre and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have joined forces to launch two projects aimed at boosting food quality in Serbia. Financed by Luxembourg through the joint FAO/EBRD Cooperation, the projects will promote quality and safety standards [...]

05 Feb 2014

Public-private dialogue on food safety begins in Georgia

Food safety proved a hot topic in Georgia as over 100 professionals attended a roundtable forum in Tbilisi to discuss national food safety legislation and its implementation on 23 January 2014. Representatives of private sector, government, international organizations, farmers and food production companies gathered at an FAO-EBRD event to discuss [...]

24 Jan 2014

EBRD and FAO launch public-private policy discussion on upgrading food safety and quality standards in Georgia

Food quality and safety standards were the focus of the forum “Food safety in Georgia: challenges and opportunities”, which took place in Tbilisi, Georgia today. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with the support of the Ministry [...]

07 Jan 2014

Investment Days: invest in sharing

Enhancing collaboration through learning and networking The fifth edition of the TCI Investment Days 2013 was held on 17 and 18 December 2013. Over 120 participants including partners from International Financing Institutions (IFIs), farmer organizations, the private sector, practitioners and colleagues from Decentralized Offices (DOs) came together to share information and [...]

13 Dec 2013

Fostering public-private policy dialogue in Serbian meat and dairy sector

With the prospect of Serbia joining the European Union, the country’s agricultural sector is at a crossroads. Most agrifood chains could benefit from modernization and restructuring, and stronger producer and processor organizations could be better placed to represent the interests of the industry, both domestically and internationally. Meat and dairy [...]

22 Nov 2013

New study published by FAO Investment Centre on Ukraine’s Sugar Sector

Ukraine is the second largest producer of sugar in Eastern Europe after the Russian Federation, contributing to about 1.2 percent to national GDP. Not only is sugar important in local diets, the industry also provides an important contribution to employment and unites producers of elite and ordinary seeds, sugar beets, [...]

14 Nov 2013

New report analyzes milk production trends in Northern Ukraine

Despite over two decades of production decline, Ukraine still remains a net exporter of milk and dairy products, though the balance has been shifting toward imports in recent years. Historically, rural households have been the primary milk producers and still contribute 80 percent of national production, but numbers indicate that [...]

28 Oct 2013

Joint FAO/IFAD Study on rural finance mechanisms in Niger

IFAD’s new results-based country strategic opportunities programme (COSOP 2013-2018) for Niger refocuses its investment portfolio on the sustainable improvement of food security in rural households in the regions of Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder. This new strategy foresees the gradual movement of a number of pipeline projects for improving food security [...]


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