FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

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Virtual Event, 26/05/2023

Biocontrol is a case study of healthy, biodiversity-rich, resilient agriculture, which will be promoted through the OCOP initiative. This webinar will serve as a forum to share knowledge, experiences and lessons learned in sustainable pest and pesticide management from different countries that are inte...

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Qakh (Azerbaijan), Hybrid Event, 24/05/2023

The FAO Subregional Office for Central Asia is organizing a hybrid event “Nature-based solutions related to apiculture and wild pollinators” on 24 May 2023.

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Budapest (Hungary), 23/05/2023

The Embassy of India in Hungary, in cooperation with FAO, the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture, the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Budapest Business School is organizing the ‘International Year of Millets’ conference and exhibition on 23 May 2023 at the Museum of Agriculture in Budapest, Hungary. The aim of the event is to draw attention to t...

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Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Hybrid Event, 22/05/2023 - 26/05/2023

The salinization and sodification of agricultural land is increasing due to climate change, water shortages, and unsustainable farming practices. Forecasts indicate a 23 percent increase in global drylands by the end of the 21st century. Moreover, 80 percent of this increase will occur in developing nations (European Commission, 2018). Furthermore, UN-Water has estimated that 27 percent of the ...

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Virtual Event, 18/05/2023

Join us for the “Digital Villages in Action in Europe and Central Asia” virtual event, where we will launch DVI actions in eight countries, bringing together policy actors, stakeholders, partners, and beneficiaries. The event will be held on Zoom on 18 May 2023, from 09.30 to 12.00 (CEST) with English-Russian interpretation.

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Hybrid Event, 18/05/2023

Digital technologies  have recently started to transform apiculture and provide enormous benefits and opportunities  to beekeepers who adopt them. Today, however, most digital tools are still being tested for usability, and many are tailored for specific geographic areas. Furthermore, even though Central Asia is now increasingly well-covered by mobile and internet services, the potent...

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Virtual Event, 17/05/2023

Avian influenza is a highly contagious transboundary disease with zoonotic potential. In its high pathogenicity form, AI causes variable clinical signs in poultry and birds, including severe illness. It can lead to high mortality rates in poultry flocks, as well as in populations of wild birds and mammals. The disease comes at a high cost. Not only due to the production losses associated to ...

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Budapest (Hungary), 04/05/2023 - 05/05/2023

The Informal Consultation for Europe and Central Asia provides a platform on which the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and Members can interact, facilitating consultation on key issues in the region. The main purpose of the Informal Consultation in 2023 is defining the FAO priorities for the Europe and Central Asia Region for 2024-2025, which will be presented for endorsement at...

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Tashkent (Uzbekistan), 02/05/2023 - 03/05/2023

FAO launched the Global Action on Green Development of the Special Agricultural Products (SAPs): “One Country One Priority Product” (OCOP) in September 2021 to address the current and recurring challenges of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition as well as to contribute to the development of smallholders and family farms, amongst other strategic objectives. Subsequently, in July 2022, the OC...

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Virtual Event, 26/04/2023

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is organizing a series of regional youth consultations on promoting youth engagement in agriculture and food systems in Europe and Central Asia.

Participants will discuss how to enlarge youth engagement in agricultural value chains in the region. The event will consider the benefits and gains that youth can bri...

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Virtual Event, 21/04/2023

The 39/7 meeting of the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the European Commission on Agriculture (ECA) is scheduled for 21 April 2023. The Committee will be provided with an update on the impact of the war in Ukraine on food security and related matters in countries of Europe and Central Asia and beyond, and with technical information on REU’s work relating to agricultural matters and food secu...

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Virtual Event, 17/04/2023

 FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Türkiye bring together national stakeholders and partner organizations from across the sub-region to mark the closure of the three-year project “Reduction of Food Loss and Waste in Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Türkiye” and present the main results of their activities since the project commencement in 2...

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Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Hybrid Event, 11/04/2023

On Tuesday 11 April FAO is organizing the launch of the FAO-GCF project “Carbon Sequestration through climate investment in forests and rangelands (CS-FOR) in the Kyrgyz Republic”.

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Virtual Event, 30/03/2023

The FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and UN World Tourism Organization is organizing an online side event during the UNECE Regional Sustainable Development Forum  “ Rural women, agritourism and digitalization: practices and experiences that contribute to sustainable development” on 30 March 2023 to showcase promising practices from Albania, Chile, Georgia, Spain and ...

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Hybrid Event, 29/03/2023

Approximately 75% of emissions originate from cities, whilst by 2050, urban areas are expected to house over two-thirds of the global population. Cities will therefore play a critical role in the push to achieve sustainable development. Cities are also the site of tackling local complex issues such as housing, energy, transportation, waste and water management, disaster risk reduction, air p...

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Geneva (Switzerland), 28/03/2023

The Issue-Based Coalition on Sustainable Food Systems and the United Nations Food Systems Coordination Hub are organizing the “Regional preparatory meeting for the Food Systems Stocktaking Moment (STM),” which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 28 March 2023, during the 2023 UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development. 

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Virtual Event, 27/03/2023

2030 is seven years away and we are far from achieving the SDGs. We are at risk of not achieving in full the targets related to agrifood systems by 2030. Climate change, along with other drivers and crises, is already undermining the recent progress made in promoting sustainable rural livelihoods and fighting against all forms of malnutrition. To continue ensuring food security and nutrition...

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Virtual Event, 14/03/2023

In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) renewed the commitment to ending hunger and malnutrition and reducing premature mortality caused by non-communicable diseases.

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Yerevan (Armenia), 13/03/2023 - 17/03/2023

In the framework of the regional programme on seed system and the project titled “Creating enabling environments for enhanced climate resilience in agriculture”, FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia is organizing a regional training between 13-17 March 2023 Yerevan, Armenia, to strengthen seed system management in South European and Central Asia c...

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Hybrid Event, 09/03/2023

The 7th Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture of Central Asia will be held during the international conference “Cooperation on food security in the context of climate change,” in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.