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AgroWeb Belarus is the national website informing about the selected national agrarian Internet resources. It has been initiated by the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and is the part of the Belarus Agricultural Library website, and also a part of the AgroWeb Central and Eastern Europe Network.

It publishes information about the key persons involved in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) projects in Belarus and recent FAO news.

The site provides reference directories on agricultural research organizations, educational institutions and information centers of Belarus; personal pages of agricultural scientists; links to thematic sites on the agriculture of the Republic; news about national events taking place in the agrarian sphere.

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ФАО доклад The Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recognise 120 Tree Cities of the World. A total of 120 cities from 23 countries earned this international designation in 2020, including Toronto, Canada; New York, USA; Guadalajara, Mexico; Birmingham, United Kingdom; Campo Grande, Brazil; Hyderabad, India; and Kampala, Uganda. More...
30-03-2021
ФАО доклад New report shows Indigenous and Tribal Peoples ‘best guardians' of forests. Jointly published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC), "Forest Governance by Indigenous and Tribal Peoples" also shows that improving the tenure security of these territories is an efficient and cost-effective way to reduce carbon emissions. More...
25-03-2021
ФАО доклад UN initiative helps farmers in Albania invest in local agricultural production. FAO provides assistance to Albanian farmers through agricultural grants that aim to add value to local agricultural production. The project supports smallholders through facilitating good practices on rural income diversification, innovative short food value chains, and farmers' cooperation, as well as promoting authentic products and a "from farm to tourist" approach. More...
25-03-2021
ФАО доклад Hundreds of veterinarians trained virtually in African swine fever preparedness. In Europe and Central Asia, FAO has remotely trained hundreds of animal health professionals in African swine fever (ASF) preparedness. African swine fever is a viral disease of pigs (and wild boar) with a lethality rate of up to 100 percent that leads to huge economic losses, trade disruptions, and challenges to livelihoods. Rampaging throughout three continents, never before in history has the disease had such a wide distribution with so many millions of pigs affected and killed. More...
24-03-2021
ФАО доклад Moldovan agriculture set to become more resilient against climate change. FAO launched a new project on mainstreaming climate change adaptation into the country’s national planning processes for reduced vulnerability to climate change at local and central levels. The activity, implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment and financially supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), complements a broader effort of the country to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. More...
24-03-2021
ФАО доклад Acute hunger set to soar in over 20 countries, warn FAO and WFP. Acute hunger is set to soar in over 20 countries in the coming months without urgent and scaled-up assistance, warn the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) in a new report issued today. Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria top the list and face catastrophic levels of acute hunger, with families in pockets of South Sudan and Yemen already in the grip of or at risk of starvation and death according to the "Hunger Hotspots" report. More...
23-03-2021
ФАО доклад Science, policy and capacity key to future of agriculture, FAO Director-General says. Hunger is on the rise, Director-General Qu said in his keynote address, and has been for the last six years. Even before COVID-19 struck, there were nearly 690 million undernourished people; the pandemic likely added a further 132 million to the ranks of the hungry in 2020, he stated, citing FAO’s "2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World" report. More...
23-03-2021
ФАО доклад "Safeguarding water means safeguarding humanity," says FAO Director-General QU Dongyu in World Water Day celebration. Water is an "essential element of every aspect of development", QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today during a large virtual celebration to mark World Water Day 2021. More...
22-03-2021
ФАО доклад Green Climate Fund approves $80 million in FAO-led projects in Congo and Jordan. Two FAO-designed projects, one focusing on agroforestry in sub-Saharan Africa and the other on water management in the Near East, have received $80 million, paving the way to improve the livelihoods of more than 250 000 smallholders. The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved the funds for initiatives in the Republic of Congo and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. More...
19-03-2021
ФАО доклад Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being, says FAO Director-General. Opening the high-level ceremony to mark the International Day of Forests, the FAO Director-General QU Dongyu, described forest restoration as a path to global recovery and well-being. "Healthy forests mean healthy people. Forests provide us with fresh air, nutritious foods, clean water and space for recreation, and also for civilization to continue," the Director-General said. More...
19-03-2021
ФАО доклад Trainings of artificial insemination specialists improve cattle productivity and livelihoods in Azerbaijan. Considering the many challenges small-scale cattle breeders face, FAO launched a project on artificial insemination to boost breeders’ livelihoods. The project aims to improve breeding and service quality in the livestock sector through a better organized and high-quality system for delivering artificial insemination and animal production services to farms. More...
18-03-2021
ФАО доклад Disasters take heavy toll on agri-food systems as new threats emerge. Agriculture absorbs the bulk of the financial losses and damages wrought by disasters which have grown in frequency, intensity, and complexity, says FAO in a new report. FAO's recurring report "The Impact of Disasters and Crises on Agriculture and Food Security" presents the most recent trends in agricultural production loss attributed to disasters across all agricultural sectors. The 2021 edition covers 457 disasters in 109 countries across all regions and income categories. More...
18-03-2021
ФАО доклад Italy to set the stage for UN Food Systems Summit with three-day event that will deliver bold new ambitions. The United Nations and the Government of Italy announced today that the Pre-Summit gathering for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit will be in Rome, Italy from July 19 to July 21, 2021. Under the leadership of UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi, the Pre-Summit event will bring together the efforts and contributions of a global engagement process to shape ambition to transform food systems. More...
17-03-2021
ФАО доклад Ensuring plant health in a post-COVID-19 world. Every year, up to 40 percent of global crop production - worth over $200 billion - is lost to plant pests and diseases. The 15th Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15) - the governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) - began meeting today to set standards to curb the spread of plant pests and review the state of plant health and protection worldwide. More...
16-03-2021
ФАО доклад Science, technology and innovation are key to transform agri-food systems in Central Asia. With focus on science, technology and innovation, Central Asian countries can contribute to agri-food systems transformation and serve as a model for other regions facing similar challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today at the Third Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture of Central Asia. The virtual event, hosted by the Government of Kyrgyz Republic, focused on innovations in agri-food systems. More...
15-03-2021
ФАО доклад Director-General highlights valuing water as a “game changer" in Near East. Governance, innovation and capacity building are the high roads to coping with water scarcity in Iraq and neighboring countries, which have been home to agricultural civilizations for 5000 years, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today. "Effective water governance needs transparency, meaningful participation from diverse stakeholders and robust accountability mechanisms in place", he said. More...
13-03-2021
ФАО доклад FAO and JR Farms join forces to support youth-led initiatives in agribusiness in Rwanda. FAO in Rwanda has signed an agreement with JR Farms Limited to promote youth involvement in agriculture and create decent work opportunities. JR Farms is a Rwandan led agri-enterprise operating in the areas of food processing and retailing, agro commodity trading and consulting. Its corporate goals are to ensure food security, end hunger in Africa and create decent jobs for Africa's women and young people. More...
12-03-2021
ФАО доклад FAO starts the dialogue on COVID-19 impact on fisheries and aquaculture for Europe and Central Asia. An FAO webinar provided an opportunity for governments, experts, civil society, and the industry to take stock on the response of fisheries and aquaculture to the COVID-19 crisis. The recording of the virtual event is now available online. More...
12-03-2021
ФАО доклад Sustainable land and water use in the Republic of Moldova. In the Republic of Moldova, over 140 000 rural people will benefit from integrated natural resource management and the sustainability of land and water resources, thanks to a new USD 1.66 million project launched today. The three-year effort will improve the provision of ecosystem services from the local landscape. More...
11-03-2021
ФАО доклад FAO aims to provide livelihood assistance to nearly 49 million people in 2021. As the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and climate-related crises drive acute levels of hunger higher, FAO is seeking $1.1 billion in 2021 to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure people. In 2021, FAO is aiming to reach more than 48.9 million people who rely on agriculture for their survival and livelihoods through interventions aimed at boosting local food production and nutrition, while strengthening the capacity and resilience of communities to prepare for and cope with crises, as well as providing post-disaster livelihoods support to help people resume production. More...
11-03-2021
ФАО доклад FAO and Ireland celebrate collaboration and renew commitment to partnership. FAO Director-General and Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine mark FAO-Ireland partnership with launch of a new publication. A new publication "FAO + Ireland: Partnering for a peaceful, equal and sustainable world" was launched at the event, detailing, for the first time, the visible results achieved at global, regional and country levels through the FAO + Ireland partnership. More...
10-03-2021
ФАО доклад Transparent and open food commodity markets are vital for food security and nutrition. Open and transparent food commodity markets and efficient supply chains are paramount to ensure that everyone has access to adequate, safe and nutritious food during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today at the opening of the 74th Session of the FAO's Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP). More...
10-03-2021
ФАО доклад Cutting food waste while improving food security and environment in Ukraine. The current methods of waste management in Ukraine – mere collection of mixed waste and landfill disposal - have a detrimental impact on the environment. Therefore, the issue requires immediate attention. In 2014–2017, Ukraine adopted the National Waste Management Strategy until 2030 as part of its commitment under the Association Agreement with the EU. More...
09-03-2021
ФАО доклад Food systems account for more than one third of global greenhouse gas emissions. New data tool offers detailed insights covering role of land use, agriculture, refrigeration, packaging and more, providing critical guidance for holistic mitigation efforts. The world's food systems are responsible for more than one-third of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, according to a pioneering new study published in Nature Food. More...
09-03-2021
ФАО доклад Empowering women and girls is crucial to ensure sustainable food security in the aftermath of COVID-19, say UN food agency heads ahead of International Women's Day. Hunger and famine will persist and there will be unequal recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic unless more women in rural and urban areas hold leadership positions with increased decision-making power, say the heads of the three United Nations' food agencies ahead of their joint International Women's Day event on 8 March. More...
06-03-2021
ФАО доклад On the frontier of science for food and agriculture. Joint FAO/IAEA Nuclear Techniques Centre works on a vast spectrum of areas that underpin food security and safety. The caesium-137 (Cs-137) radionuclides released into the atmosphere and spread around the world from nuclear tests conducted more than half a century ago are deposited on the earth's surface through rain, offering the opportunity to precisely assess the rate of soil erosion, even in remote areas where no past data is available. More...
05-03-2021
ФАО доклад Celebrating women’s achievements. On 8 March 2021, the United Nations and the world celebrate International Women’s Day, reflecting on progress made towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. Women in rural areas in Europe and Central Asia are still not equally represented in rural institutions and manage only 6.5 percent to 31 percent of agricultural holdings. More...
05-03-2021
ФАО доклад New collaboration addresses food waste in the food and hospitality sector in Turkey. Reducing food waste is one of the major global challenges of our time. In Turkey alone, 18 million tonnes of food is thrown out every year, a figure that rises to around 88 million tonnes for EU countries. When food is discarded in this manner the valuable resources used in its production are also lost, even before the high cost of food disposal is taken into account. More...
04-03-2021
ФАО доклад FAO Food Price Index rises for ninth consecutive month in February. Global food commodity prices rose for the ninth consecutive month in February, with quotations for sugar and vegetable oils increasing the most, the FAO reports. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 116.0 points in February, 2.4 percent higher than the previous month. More...
04-03-2021
ФАО доклад UN World Wildlife Day highlights role of indigenous and local communities’ livelihoods and knowledge in the conservation of forest species and ecosystems. For the first-ever virtual celebration of the United Nations World Wildlife Day, representatives of UN Member States, UN System organizations, international and non-governmental organizations, Indigenous Peoples and Local communities, and youth took part in an online event marking the Day. More...
03-03-2021
ФАО доклад Urgent aid needed to fight humanitarian crisis in Yemen, says FAO Director-General. The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has appealed for urgent aid to fight the humanitarian crisis in Yemen as UN agencies work to prevent a large-scale famine in the country. More...
01-03-2021
ФАО доклад FAO’s Investment Centre doubles down on efforts to create more robust and sustainable agri-food systems. Q&A with FAO Investment Centre Director. Mohamed Manssouri, Director of FAO's Investment Centre discusses the Centre's work and expansion plans. More...
26-02-2021
ФАО доклад Building momentum on the ethical approach towards Artificial Intelligence endorsed by Pope Francis. The Pontifical Academy for Life, together with the first co-signatories of the Rome Call for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics: Microsoft, IBM, and the FAO marked the first anniversary of the document which has been endorsed by Pope Francis and seeks a commitment towards developing AI technologies in ways that are transparent, inclusive, socially beneficial and accountable. More...
26-02-2021
ФАО доклад Transforming agri-food systems is powerful lever for achieving global goals. A holistic redesign of the world's agri-food systems can make outsized contributions to achieving global pledges such as ending hunger by 2030, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said in a keynote lecture at Italy's historic Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. More...
25-02-2021
ФАО доклад FAO outlines strategy for healthy and productive livestock in Europe and Central Asia. With the main aim to improve the animal health and production practices of smallholders and reduce the threat of antimicrobial resistance, FAO published an animal health and production strategy for Europe and Central Asia. Available in English and Russian, A wake-up call for impact urges both the private and public sectors to take the initiative on evidence-based, multidisciplinary, and coordinated actions. More...
25-02-2021
ФАО доклад FAO supports China-Latin America and the Caribbean partnership to boost agri-food systems. The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today addressed the 2nd China-CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) Forum on Agriculture, where he stressed the importance of strong partnerships to overcome the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and announced a project to boost the use of digital technologies in the region. More...
25-02-2021
ФАО доклад FAO and IAEA deepen and broaden their collaboration. The Director-Generals of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), QU Dongyu, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, signed an updated collaboration arrangement, aimed at further strengthening and developing their joint activities. More...
24-02-2021
ФАО доклад Multi-country simulation to test animal disease preparedness in the Balkans. FAO and the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD) are co-leading a two-day simulation exercise in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia on foot-and-mouth disease and African swine fever, two major transboundary animal diseases threatening the Balkans. More...
23-02-2021
ФАО доклад FAO pledges to scale up direct use of digital financial transfers. In another step towards creating a "digital FAO", the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is committing to increasing by 50 percent its delivery of digital financial transfers and vouchers to beneficiaries. As part of joining the Better Than Cash Alliance, FAO is also pledging to expand its use of digital payments in at least ten more of its Decentralized Offices. More...
22-02-2021
ФАО доклад FAO honoured to take the rotating chairmanship of the Tripartite. The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today took over the rotating chairmanship of the Tripartite Secretariat from the World Organisation for Animal Health's (OIE) Director-General, Monique Eloit. More...
19-02-2021
ФАО доклад Enhanced livelihoods of rural Tajik families help overcome the COVID-19 crisis. Agriculture has a central place in the culture of mountainous Tajikistan. In fact, more than 60 percent of Tajik people work in agriculture, cultivating the country’s arable land that extends over 850 thousand hectares. More...
19-02-2021
ФАО доклад Somalia: Urgent scaling up of emergency response needed, as 2.65 million people are projected to be in acute hunger. Over 2.6 million people in Somalia are expected to be in extreme food insecurity according to the latest joint technical assessment released by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). The report cites poor rainfall, flooding and desert locusts among the main contributing factors and warns that the situation could worsen through mid-2021 in the absence of large-scale and sustained humanitarian assistance. More...
17-02-2021
ФАО доклад FAO and Central Asia work towards climate-friendly and resilient livestock development. The project, entitled "Identifying low carbon and climate resilient pathways for the ruminant sector in the selected countries of Central Asia," was led by a multidisciplinary team of technical experts Yvette Zenina, FAO natural resources officer, and Yuriy Nesterov, FAO sustainable livestock specialist, in close cooperation with the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock. More...
16-02-2021
ФАО доклад Project promotes agritourism and digitalization for Albanian smallholder farms. FAO helped to enhance diversification and competitiveness of Albanian smallholders through the promotion of agritourism and digitalization in the agrifood sector. The one-year project, which ended recently, targeted three pilot areas in the country. More...
12-02-2021
ФАО доклад Pulses are key to food security, healthy diets and sustainable agri-food systems, says FAO. Speaking at the opening of FAO's virtual event to mark World Pulses Day, Qu highlighted pulses' incredible potential for making FAO's aspirations of Better Production, Better Nutrition, Better Environment and a Better Life a reality, and, thus, contributing towards transforming agri-food systems - making them more inclusive, resilient and sustainable. More...
12-02-2021
ФАО доклад Framework agreement between Ireland and FAO places sustainable food systems at the centre of collaborative agenda. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Republic of Ireland signed a new Framework Agreement today, consolidating a longstanding collaboration between the two parties in the area of development cooperation. The new agreement will cover a period from 2021 to 2024 and is designed to contribute to the parties' common humanitarian and development priorities. More...
11-02-2021
ФАО доклад CFS Members endorse new Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition. Members of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) endorsed the first-ever Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition aiming to support countries and others in their efforts to eradicate all forms of hunger and malnutrition by utilizing a comprehensive food systems approach. The endorsement took place during the CFS 47th Session (8-11 February 2021). More...
10-02-2021
ФАО доклад Rural people in Uzbekistan received 34 greenhouses from FAO. TFAO donated altogether 34 greenhouses to rural families living in Uzbekistan’s southeastern regions (Bukhara and Kamashi districts) as part of the socio-economic response to the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The greenhouses will improve the nutrition and livelihood of vulnerable families. More...
09-02-2021
ФАО доклад FAO welcomes €40 million from Germany to help farmers withstand shocks like COVID-19 and extreme climate events. FAO welcomed a €40 million contribution from Germany to help farmers and fishers withstand threats like COVID-19 and extreme climate events. The funding from Germany's KfW development bank will support FAO's efforts to build the resilience of resource-poor producers, pastoralists and fishers in three of the world's most food insecure countries - the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia and Yemen, work undertaken in partnership with other UN agencies. More...
08-02-2021
ФАО доклад FAO Members endorse Declaration for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture. The 34th session of FAO's Committee on Fisheries (COFI34) ended its week-long meeting on Friday with its Members endorsing the first-ever Declaration for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, urging stronger action to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and stressing the importance of recovering from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. More...
08-02-2021
ФАО доклад Committee on World Food Security kicks off calling for comprehensive transformation of agri-food systems. The 47th Session of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has kicked off today with a call to step up joint action towards a comprehensive transformation of global agri-food systems, in order to make them more inclusive, resilient and sustainable, as well as to tap their potential to contribute to the fight against poverty, hunger , all forms of malnutrition, and inequality. More...
08-02-2021
ФАО доклад Food prices rise sharply in January. Global food prices rose in January for the eighth consecutive month, led by cereals, vegetable oils and sugar, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). FAO's Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities and was released today, averaged 113.3 points in January, marking a 4.3 percent increase from December 2020 and reaching its highest level since July 2014. More...
04-02-2021
ФАО доклад New project to boost sustainable wildlife management and food security in southern Africa. FAO and the French Development Agency (AFD) today launched a new 3.5 million Euro project to improve sustainable wildlife management and food security in the world's largest terrestrial transfrontier conservation area. Southern Africa's Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area each year experiences large scale migrations of megafauna, in particular elephants, where 50 percent of the total population of African elephants can be found. More...
03-02-2021
ФАО доклад Global fisheries and aquaculture hard hit by COVID-19 pandemic, says FAO report. Global fisheries and aquaculture have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and could face further disruption in 2021 as lockdowns affect supply and demand across the sector, according to a report by FAO. The report, The impact of COVID-19 on fisheries and aquaculture food systems, was featured during the 34th session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) hosted by FAO. More...
02-02-2021
ФАО доклад Fisheries and aquaculture are a critical part of global agri-food systems transformation, says FAO Director-General. The Director-General addressed the opening of the 34th session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI), which is the only global inter-governmental forum where FAO Members meet to review and consider the issues and challenges related to fisheries and aquaculture. It is being held virtually for the first time. More...
01-02-2021
ФАО доклад Action plan combats dieback of pine forests in Belarus and Ukraine. Belarus and Ukraine have high forest covers that provide a fundamental contribution to the wellbeing of rural populations and the national economy. To protect these forests for future generations, a new FAO project will help increase the resilience of forest ecosystems against unfavourable biotic and abiotic factors, droughts, and combat dieback of pine forests. More...
27-01-2021
ФАО доклад Transforming agri-food systems will shape the future, FAO chief told World Economic Forum. Holistic changes are needed to address issues such as climate change, agricultural production, demographics, consumer demands, biodiversity, nutrition, pests and food technology, among others, Qu said at a high-profile panel at the World Economic Forum's annual Davos" get-together, held virtually this year. More...
27-01-2021
ФАО доклад Project strengthens food safety systems in five countries of Europe and Central Asia. Unsafe food is a major threat to human health and economies globally. A new project has been kicked off to strengthen official food safety control and risk communication systems in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, and Turkey. More...
26-01-2021
ФАО доклад Prominent global leaders in science, industry and government meet to step up fight against antimicrobial resistance. The One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), co-chaired by Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados and Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, held its first meeting, bringing together as members about 20 government ministers, prominent scientists, and leaders of foundations and corporations from around the world. The full list of members of the One Health Global Leaders Group is available at https://www.who.int/groups/one-health-global-leaders-group-on-antimicrobial-resistance. More...
26-01-2021
ФАО доклад Innovation key to feed the world in times of pandemics and climate change. FAO Director-General QU Dongyu addressed the Agriculture Ministers' Conference in Berlin underscoring the importance, in the wake of COVID-19, of continued global cooperation to find new ways to strengthen the sustainability of agri-food systems, and outlined FAO and its partners' role in this. Qu reinforced FAO's readiness to support the world in a "new path", particularly through FAO's COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme, Hand-in-Hand Initiative and its Geospatial Platform, and the One Health approach. More...
22-01-2021
ФАО доклад Promoting food systems transformation in the Mediterranean towards 2030. "The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at accelerating progress on the 2030 Agenda through food systems transformation in the Mediterranean region. More...
22-01-2021
ФАО доклад FAO pledges intensified action to end child labour in agriculture. "This year, we will step-up our efforts to strengthen the capacities of a wide range of agricultural actors to include child labour prevention and youth employment in their work,'' the Director-General stressed during the virtual event launch of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour 2021 organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO). More...
21-01-2021
ФАО доклад FAO Director-General highlights how to build an advanced society with green, innovative, competitive and sustainable development. QU Dongyu reflects on Austria’s model of rural development as a landlocked country at the Winter Conference 2021. Qu alluded to the FAO Hand-in-Hand Initiative as an ideal framework for such collaboration, in particular for the benefit of Land-Locked Developing Countries and mountainous regions. More...
21-01-2021
ФАО доклад UN agencies warn that COVID-19 and worsening inequalities will fuel malnutrition for billions in Asia and the Pacific. The report ‘Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2020: Maternal and Child Diets at the Heart of Improving Nutrition' is jointly published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Children's Fund, the World Food Programme and the World Health Organization. More...
20-01-2021
ФАО доклад Young Macedonian artist wins World Food Day poster contest honoring food heroes. World Food Day 2020 was a global call to thank food heroes – farmers and workers throughout the food supply chain – who, no matter the circumstances, provide food to our communities and beyond. This inspired Pavel Milanovski, a 14-year-old student from North Macedonia, to turn his artistic talent and imagination into a winning poster honoring farmers as #FoodHeroes. More...
19-01-2021
ФАО доклад Innovation to counter food supply-chain disruptions and spur recovery. Innovative solutions in agri-food systems helped households and countries contain disruptions in food supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more will be required to "build back better and build back greener", FAO's Director-General QU Dongyu said today. More...
19-01-2021
ФАО доклад East Africa's locust "air force" could be grounded, as another wave of the scourge takes flight. A locust fighting force assembled by countries in East Africa to combat an invasion of the crop-devouring pest is at risk of seeing its activities grind to a halt as funding to sustain its operations dries up, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned today. More...
19-01-2021
ФАО доклад One Planet – FAO’s work on biodiversity, One Health and climate. Speaking at the One Planet Summit, held on 11 January 2021, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, highlighted FAO's track records leading the work on biodiversity across agriculture and food sectors, recognizing the importance of environmental sustainability as a key determinant of a long term "One Health for All." More...
13-01-2021
ФАО доклад Eradication of Peste des petits ruminants disease in sight. Globally, the number of outbreaks of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), also known as sheep and goat plague, fell by two-thirds in recent years, showing the commitment of the international community to combatting this highly contagious animal disease and raising hopes for meeting the goal of global eradication by 2030. More...
12-01-2021
ФАО доклад FAO-Hungarian Government Scholarship Programme 2021-22. The following Master of Science degree courses are being offered in English for the 2021-22 academic year: Agricultural water management engineering (Szent István University); Plant protection (Szent István University); Crop production (Szent István University). More...
12-01-2021
ФАО доклад Small towns are bigger than we think. Fewer than one percent of the global population live in truly remote hinterlands, sharpening the need for better understanding of how urban forms impact food systems as well as social and economic development, according to ground-breaking new research by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the University of Twente. More...
12-01-2021
ФАО доклад FAO Director-General stresses crucial role of biodiversity in combating zoonotic diseases. Emphasizing the interconnectedness of environmental, animal and human health, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu reiterated FAO's commitment to continue supporting the mainstreaming of biodiversity across agriculture and food sectors also by the Hand in Hand Initiative. He alluded to the strong support of FAO to the establishment of the One Health High Expert Council, stressing the need to address inequalities in health, as "there can be no health security if vulnerable in the rural area are left behind". More...
12-01-2021
ФАО доклад FAO Director-General calls for urgent scale-up of Africa’s Great Green Wall. The Director-General spoke in a virtual address to the Great Green Wall investment forum held at the One Planet Summit for Biodiversity 2021 hosted by French President, Emmanuel Macron. The Prince of Wales and the President of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, also addressed the summit. More...
11-01-2021
ФАО доклад World food prices rise for seventh month in a row in December. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 107.5 points in December, 2.2 percent higher than in November. Over the whole of 2020, the benchmark index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 97.9 points, a three-year high and a 3.1 percent increase from 2019 although still more than 25 percent below its historical 2011 peak. More...
07-01-2021
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