FAO Liaison Office with the Russian Federation

The growing interest of Russian media in food security agenda, challenges faced by agrifood systems, and achievements and setbacks on the path towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) taken on by international community have dictated the demand for information and analytics produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Rome – Rising international quotations for vegetable oils, dairy products and meat pushed the benchmark index for world food commodity prices up by 1.1 percent in March, its first increase in seven months, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported Friday.
On 21 March, the FAO Moscow Office celebrated the International Day of Forests (IDF) with two events: a press conference at TASS and a scientific and practical conference on Forests and Innovation: New Solutions for a Better World at the UN House.  
On 4 March, the FAO Moscow Office celebrated World Wildlife Day with a large press conference at the TASS news agency and with a scientific and practical seminar, which was held in the UN House in a mixed attendance format.
On February 28 – March 1, the XVII Winter Grain Conference was held in the city of Belokurikha in Altai Krai. The event that is traditionally held with support of the Altai Krai government and the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation was organized by the Altai Grain Processors Union, the analytical company ProZerno and the Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR).
On 28 February, Oleg Kobiakov, director of the FAO Liaison Office with the Russian Federation, participated in two forums, held in Moscow, that included in their agenda, among other things, the delivery of food products to end consumers and, in general, the development of the agro-industrial complex (AIC).
The funds will enable FAO to upscale national and regional capacity building in soil assessment and sustainable soil management worldwide.
On 9 February, the Ninth Mountain Grain Assembly finished its work in the resort town of Rosa Khutor in Krasnodar Krai. The already traditional event happening halfway through the agricultural season is a professional discussion platform that brings together leading industry experts, analysts, heads of companies operating in the market of grain and products of its processing, and key agricultural producers from various regions of Russia.
To achieve the crucial goals of the Agenda for Sustainable Development, more women need to be engaged in scientific and practical research.
A national of the Republic of Moldova, Viorel Gutu was appointed to the post of FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia in February 2024. Prior to that he served as FAO Subregional Coordinator for Central Asia and Representative for Türkiye and Uzbekistan.
FAO is actively involved in food and nutrition education, with special emphasis on the school system: students, their families, teachers, school administrators, local farmers, caterers, food vendors and government officials.
An introduction to the heroes of deserts and highlands   We have been roaming the Earth since long before you arrived, but maybe you haven’t noticed.
Benchmark measure of world food commodity prices ends 2023 about 10 percent below its year-earlier level Rome- The benchmark for world food commodity prices declined in December compared to the previous month, with the sharpest drop in international sugar quotations, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported Friday.
On 21 December, the FAO Liaison Office with the Russian Federation together with the Central Scientific Agricultural Library (CSAL) – FAO’s depository library in Russia – presented the latest flagship publications of FAO in the Russian language. 
The soil is the main production environment for the growth of food crops, it provides them with the necessary nutrients. However, such threats as desertification, erosion and land misuse are causing increasing damage to soil health.
For the 65th anniversary of the Federal Centre for Animal Health (ARRIAH) foundation A Veterinary Medicine in Food Security and Biological Safety anniversary scientific and practical conference dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the Federal Centre for Animal Health (ARRIAH) foundation took place at the Veles club-hotel, 300 km east of Moscow, in the Vladimir Region, over two days (7–8 December).
What challenges do the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries face in terms of ensuring food security? How is the partnership between the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) and FAO developing? Armen Harutyunyan, Director of the Agricultural Policy Department of EEC, answered these and other questions from Vladimir Mikheev, Press Secretary of the FAO Moscow Office, at the 16th Verona Eurasian Economic Forum held in Samarkand (Uzbekistan) in November.
On 28 November 2023, the UN House in Moscow held an extended meeting of the UN Theme Group on Gender in the Russian Federation dedicated to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the UN Secretary-General campaign called 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, and the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This year, The World AMR Awareness Week wasopened in Russia on 20 November with a seminar at the Marriott Hotel, organized by the offices of the World Health Organization, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
On the eve of the World AMR Awareness Week, on 15 November, the hospitable UN House in Moscow held a final workshop of the ''Reducing the advance of antimicrobial resistance in food and agriculture'' FAO project.