This Regional Initiative, implemented since 2016, consists of three main interrelated components.
While international trade policy is usually implemented at the border, adherence to food safety, quality standards, and controls for animal and plant diseases requires the support of national systems for disease prevention and control to facilitate the safe transfer and movement of food and agricultural commodities across borders. This means that a supportive policy environment for agrifood trade encompasses not only border policies, but also policies and institutions at national and enterprise levels. Effective markets and efficient, sustainable value chains will help all actors in the production chain play their part in a cohesive food system.
New guidelines show how Montenegrin retailers can source locally
While the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted trade and global food supply chains, it also created new options and preferences among consumers for local food...
Aquaculture value chain actors enhance knowledge of post-harvest management practices
The international fish trade is expanding due to sustained demand, trade liberalization policies, globalization of food systems, and technological innovations....
FAO supports Ukraine in leveraging its agricultural export potential
Following a request by the Government of Ukraine, FAO is supporting the country create a foreign agricultural attaché infrastructure. The idea behind...
Stronger linkages of cities and rural areas back efficient food systems in Tajikistan
FAO helped revitalize the urban-rural connection in Tajikistan, with a view to develop more efficient food systems that benefits residents of both areas. Considering...
Geographical indication products can help Albania align with EU standards
In Albania, FAO has used part of its efficiency savings to scale up the promotion of geographical indication products in light of the country’s European...
Joint FAO-WHO webinar looks at food safety control and management in 2020
Many countries have been – and some still are – in full or partial lockdown. Although the work to assess the impacts of COVID-19 to determine informed...
Comprehensive training on tools and methods for measuring, analyzing, and reporting on food losses and waste
Hybrid Event, 16/11/2021
Time: 09:00 – 17:00 CET International attention on the issue of food loss and waste (FLW) is firmly reflected in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Specifically, Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which embody this agenda, calls
Regional training on brucellosis laboratory diagnosis for Central Asian countries
Hybrid Event, 30/11/2021 - 02/12/2021
Participating countries: Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan Organizers: FAO, through its regional office for Europe and Central Asia is organizing a regional training on brucellosis laboratory diagnosis. Brucellosis was iden
Second Workshop of the Central Asian Animal Health Network (CAAHN)
Hybrid Event, 08/12/2021 - 09/12/2021
Participating countries: Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan Background: FAO, through its regional office for Europe and Central Asia and in collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) launched in Novemb
- Food safety in Europe and Central Asia: Past, present and future
10 June 2022, Virtual event
- Policy webinar: Promoting the investment of remittances in Moldovan agribusinesses 1.
10 June 2022, Virtual event (webinar)
- Regional African swine fever online forum
17 March, 2022, Virtual event
- Regional training workshop on risk-based approaches for peste des petits ruminants prevention, control and eradication
31 January 2022 - 4 February 2022, Virtual event
- FAO at Upakovka-2022: Packaging solutions to reduce food loss and waste along the food value chain
25 January 2022, Hybrid (Moscow, Russian Federation and virtual)
- International Year of Plant Health
- Agricultural Trade Expert Network
- Regional Initiatives brochure