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.

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...

    

Ukraine: Sugar sector review

Date of publication: 1 October 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,...

    

Review of the wheat sector and grain storage issues in Pakistan

Date of publication: 1 March 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...

    

Tunisie: Financement du secteur agricole

Date of publication: 5 February 2013

L’étude “Tunisie: Financement du secteur agricole” sur le financement agricole de la Tunisie a été menée en réponse à une requête faite en décembre 2009 par le ministère tunisien de l’Agriculture et de l’Environnement pour appuyer une étude sur les principales contraintes au financement agricole. L’agriculture représente une part...

    

Serbia: Sugar Sector Review

Date of publication: 1 February 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...

    

Turkmenistan: Agricultural sector review

Date of publication: 1 November 2012

An agricultural sector review of Turkmenistan has just been published by the FAO Investment Centre under the Country Highlights series. The report presents an in depth analysis of the agricultural sector in Turkmenistan in order to inform initial policy discussions with the Government of Turkmenistan and points at areas where...

    
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