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Food and agriculture lie at the heart of the 2030 Agenda. This week at the Regional Forum for Sustainable Development, three FAO events shed light on the strong role agriculture and food systems play in realizing the global sustainability goals.
FAO held a workshop on the project entitled "Forest resilience of Armenia, enhancing adaptation and rural green growth via mitigation" to sensitize the project actors of the effective start of the project and to discuss details related to taking the proje
The international fish trade is expanding due to sustained demand, trade liberalization policies, globalization of food systems, and technological innovations. To address these and other issues arising from post-harvest management among actors in the aqua
Continuous improvement of Georgia’s agriculture, agrifood systems, rural livelihoods, export opportunities, and food safety – responding to climate change, land degradation, biodiversity, and other environmental issues – are among the priorities set out i
African swine fever (ASF) is the most devastating swine disease. Affecting domestic pig and wild boar alike, ASF is a real threat to any country with a pig sector. Rampaging through all continents, never before in history has the disease had such a wide d
As the last step to start activities, FAO and Kyrgyzstan officially signed an agreement on a joint project helping carbon sequestration through climate investment in forests and pastures in the Kyrgyz Republic, with financial support by the Green Climate
Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries constitute the backbone of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s economy. With the signing of a new accord between FAO and the country today, the parties pledged to ensure sustainable, resilient, and inclusive growth of the sector.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is rapidly scaling up its efforts to respond to urgent food security needs resulting from the unfolding war in Ukraine, focusing initially on livelihood-saving interventions for the most vulnerab
Breeding and raising sheep are complex tasks requiring rich, traditional experience. In this aspect, Farmer Field School (FFS) platforms are now helping farmers’ education and empowerment in Azerbaijan and assist them in achieving sustainable food product
Every year on 8 March, International Women’s Day is celebrated to honour women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. This year's theme is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow,” targeting the achievement of gender equality
Romeo Mikičić has been fishing in the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea for more than 40 years.The father of two is passionate about the sea and comes from generations of fishers who lived on the island of Cres, one of more than a thousand islands in the R
Cultivating the land and raising livestock means survival and even life for millions of people living in rural areas of Central Asia. Today, the agricultural ministers of Central Asian countries expressed their commitment to ensure more sustainability in
Rural communities in North Macedonia are shrinking. As they have in many parts of the world, rural residents have been heading towards urban areas or abroad in search of a more dynamic quality of life and better income opportunities. Often, rural areas a
The effects of climate change have been significant around the globe, with considerable challenges for agricultural production and food security. The Europe and Central Asia region, with its great variety of climates, landscapes, aquatic environments, so
In the last two years, FAO and the European Union (EU) awarded a total amount of circa USD 5.1 million as a matching grant to the agricultural producers in Georgia. The grant support co-funds various capital investments in Georgia’s agriculture sector to
At a three-day FAO workshop starting today, nine countries around the Black Sea basin learn risk-based approaches to prevent, control, and eradicate Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious animal disease affecting sheep and goats. The virtu
When Zaza Ivanidze and his wife, Tinatin Chilingarashvili, first baked bread using flour from the ancient and endangered, local red wheat variety, akhaltsikhe tsiteli doli, on his tiny farm in Georgia, he found the taste took him on a nostalgic journey in
FAO’s Director-General addresses the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin
Climate change has a detrimental effect on Macedonian agriculture contributing to water scarcity, temperature variations, intense drought, severe fires, and flooding. At the same time, declining biodiversity causes (or triggers) reduced yields and damage
For three days, FAO Members from Europe and Central Asia discussed current agricultural issues that are key to transforming the region’s food systems for better nutrition. Ending today, the Forty-Second Session of the European Commission on Agriculture al