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Egypt is improving its wheat supply chain to meet growing demand for bread. FAO and the EBRD are supporting the Egyptian Government and the industry in their efforts.

The country is upgrading operations across its grain sector – from regular plant health inspections and quality controls to proper storage and transportation – and working to resolve bottlenecks throughout the entire supply chain.

 

 

Peru's Fisheries and Aquaculture Innovation Program (PNIPA) is helping the country manage and safeguard its fishery resources more efficiently and tap into new markets.

Since the programme began, innovations have popped up throughout the country, from the coastal regions to the highlands and jungle areas. Some involve the research and development of new technologies; others focus on boosting productivity and efficiency along supply chains.

 

 

In rural Bangladesh, many women find it hard to access finance to invest in businesses. For farmer Renu Bala, her dream was to purchase a number of high-yielding dairy cattle. The local breeds only produce a couple of litres of milk per day. However, none of the women have sufficient assets to use as collateral for a bank loan and the complex application processes is an additional barrier. 

 

 

While wheat is the most consumed crop in Ukraine, domestic demand is slowly decreasing. Ukrainians consumed on average about 101 kg of wheat in the form of bread, flour, pasta, groats and other processed grain products in 2016, which is 18 percent less than ten years ago. With increased grain production, the future therefore lies in exports. Opening up new export markets will help support Ukraine’s economy, while also helping to meet the growing global demand for grains and reducing current levels of hunger and malnutrition.

 

 

With a declining population in Ukraine and changing consumer preferences, the domestic demand for flour has been steadily decreasing for over a decade. Millers therefore have to diversify and find new export opportunities.

“Unfortunately, very little is known about Ukraine today on the world markets” explained Viktor Doroshenko, CEO of Skvyrskyi Grain Processing Factory. “Both in Europe and in Asia, buyers are often cautious about Ukrainian products and processors”.

 

 

The Integrated Agricultural Productivity Project (IAPP), funded by GAFSP, laid the foundations for Abdul Jabbar’s vision to support his fellow smallholder farmer. Small-scale farming is a critical part of the Bangladesh economy. More than 70 percent of Bangladesh’s population and 77 percent of its workforce live in rural areas. Farm sizes are small, with average land holdings of less than one hectare.