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17 Aug 2017
A new FAO project targets Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey, for development of vocational skills in the agriculture sector. The aim is to provide employment opportunities for some 900 people in five provinces of Southern Turkey: Adana, Gaziantep, Isparta, Mersin and Sanliurfa. With a budget of US$ 1.7 million, the project is financed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), with Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock as lead executing partner and FAO as implementing agency.
10 Aug 2017
The Government of Libya has signed a USD 3.5 million agreement with FAO to strengthen its technical and functional national capacities in agriculture. The project aims to build capacities and to ensure more efficient and effective governmental agricultural support services to achieve greater synergies and impacts. After hydrocarbons, agriculture is the second most important sector in Libya’s economy. However, the socio-economic and environmental settings in which the agricultural sector operates present a number of challenges, such as low productivity and climate conditions, characterized by little and fluctuating rainfall, limited water resources and poor irrigation systems. “Libya has recognized the fundamental role of...
09 Aug 2017
A range of problems in the agriculture sector in South Western border districts of Balochistan will be addressed simultaneously capturing some specific opportunities in the agriculture sector through the Australia Balochistan Agri-business Programme-Phase Two (AusABBA II) .
25 Jul 2017
Events in Ankara today and tomorrow kick off the second phase of a successful partnership between Turkey and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). High-level participation from numerous countries reflects the partnership’s international significance.
20 Jul 2017
Use of biological controls such as the insects’ natural enemies, is strongly urged
11 Jul 2017
Multi-year project will contribute to Sustainable Development Goals
The Government of Mozambique, the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have announced a new project that will strengthen sustainable forest management and contribute to Mozambique achieving Sustainable Development Goal 15 on forests. The $6 million project is part of the World Bank-funded $47 million Mozambique Forest Investment Project. The project aims to stem the rapid pace of deforestation and support investment in the forest sector while creating new income and livelihood opportunities from sustainable forest management for rural communities.
07 Jul 2017
Graziano da Silva and Agriculture Vice-Minister review Cuba’s food security contributions
07 Jul 2017
Enabling legislative environment is fundamental to achieve food and nutrition security
6 July 2017, Rome - Parliamentarians have a key role to play along with governments, civil society, private sector, international agencies and donors "to achieve a Zero Hunger generation in our lifetime", said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today at a meeting with lawmakers on the sidelines of the FAO Conference. "You are the ones who are responsible for enacting laws and for approving budgets, among other roles," he said asking them to increase funding in their national budgets for food security and nutrition. He also noted...