FAO Liaison Office with the Russian Federation
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The FAO-Russian Federation cooperation comprises support to a wide array of development initiatives in the region and around the world. What was already a strong partnership took a further step forward in 2015 with the opening of an FAO Liaison Office in Moscow.

The following priority areas have been identified for cooperation between the Russian Federation and FAO: Food security; Agriculture, including knowledge sharing and technical assistance in areas such as land resources, animal health, plant protection and agricultural machinery; Forestry and fisheries subsectors; Food safety; Participation in the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Meetings / Workshops / Events

Round table “Soil Biodiversity of Russia”

The FAO Liaison Office with the Russian Federation and Soil Science Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University are holding an event dedicated to the soil biodiversity of Russia in the continuation of the FAO Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity “Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity” (19-22 April 2021), which will take place on

Friday, 23 April 2021 | 10:00-13:00 Moscow time

At the round table "Soil Biodiversity of Russia", the country's leading scientists will discuss the importance of the topic for natural and agrogenic landscapes, the need to protect soil biota, including in soils used in agriculture, as well as the role of biodiversity in achieving the sustainability of agri-food systems.

To participate in the event, please register here.


All-Russian Journalism Competition “Human. Forest. Climate”

With the support of the FAO Liaison Office with the Russian Federation, a creative contest for journalists – “Human. Forest. Climate” – for the best written piece and video material on human influence on natural ecosystems, climate change, and forest conservation has been launched.

The jury will review articles and videos published/broadcast in the time period from December 22, 2020 to May 1, 2021 in duly registered Russian media outlets only. Further information on the competition is available here.