Country highlights

Country highlights

The Country Highlights series is a collection of studies on investment projects and sector reviews that provide assessments and recommendations related to the agricultural/rural sector or specific food chains in countries or regions. These publications cover a large number of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, as well as in Africa, Asia, Central Asia and the Near East.

Ukraine: Meat sector review

Date of publication: 7 April 2014

Meat is one of the fastest growing agricultural commodities in the world: in the last 50 years, production has grown by 300 percent. Meat demand is mainly driven by increasing incomes and changes in consumer preferences; and these effects can be clearly seen in Ukraine, where meat production increased by...

    

Jamaica: Review of agricultural sector support and taxation

Date of publication: 7 April 2014

A result of solid cooperation between the Government of Jamaica, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and FAO, the report “Jamaica: Review of agricultural sector support and taxation” was published by the FAO Investment Centre. This report analyzes the mechanisms employed by the Jamaican Government to support agriculture and endeavors to...

    

Ukraine: Sugar sector review

Date of publication: 22 November 2013

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,...

    

Niger - Joint FAO/IFAD Study on rural finance mechanisms

Date of publication: 12 November 2013

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...

    

Review of the wheat sector and grain storage issues in Pakistan

Date of publication: 23 August 2013

Wheat is the largest grown grain crop in Pakistan and a main staple food, representing 40 percent of total cultivated land on 9 million hectares and 3 percent of the country’s gross domestic product in 2009. However, yields remain low due to various constraints faced within the sector. Under the...

    

Serbia: Sugar Sector Review

Date of publication: 11 March 2013

Sugar production in Serbia has increased in a dramatic fashion over the past ten years, primarily due to the privatization of the sector and Serbia’s preferential access to the European Union (EU) and Central European Free Trade Area (CEFTA) markets. A new study assesses sugar beet production and processing in...

    
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