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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.

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ФАО доклад FAO and Green Climate Fund partner for climate change adaptation and green growth in Armenia. The Green Climate Fund Board approved a project in Armenia, formulated with FAO support, to enhance climate change adaptation and mitigation, promote rural green growth, and increase the resilience of forests. The eight-year Green Climate Fund project, with a total budget of USD 18.7 million, will be implemented by FAO and the Environmental Project Implementation Unit in close cooperation with the Ministry of Environment of Armenia. A key element of the project is the involvement of the private sector for a wider impact, and to ensure long-term sustainability by introducing energy-efficient heating stoves for rural areas. More...
19-08-2020
ФАО доклад Kyrgyzstan strengthens disaster risk management. In 2019, FAO launched a project together with the Ministry of Emergency Situation in the Kyrgyz Republic to enhance disaster risk reduction and disaster preparedness in the agriculture sector to support climate change adaptation and ensure food security and better nutrition. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, FAO continues to support Kyrgyzstan in climate change adaptation. The Organization has provided the Ministry of Emergency Situation with equipment to establish its system for the efficient processing and management of a database on types of natural disasters in the Kyrgyz Republic. These will be identified using FAO tools, such as Collect Earth. More...
17-08-2020
ФАО доклад If managed sustainably, Albania’s Vjosa Valley can spur green economy development. FAO has now started a new project for the effective and improved management of Vjosa Valley’s natural resources, which will support farmers and authorities through sustainable development in the green economy and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 (life on land) and 13 (climate action). The project is financed by the SDG Acceleration Fund with contributions by the Government of Norway and contributes to FAO’s region-wide umbrella programme on managing natural resources sustainably, under a changing climate. More...
17-08-2020
ФАО доклад EBRD and FAO welcome landmark Ukrainian legislation on agricultural cooperation. By working together, farmers can improve their access to high quality inputs, modern technologies, technical advice, financing, and markets – both at home and abroad – and strengthen their bargaining power. An EBRD/FAO team comprising legal and technical experts helped design the law, which was later reviewed by leading international experts from the International Co-operative Alliance, the Canadian Co-operative Association, Rabobank, and FAO’s legal team. More...
14-08-2020
ФАО доклад FAO and Japan support Syrian refugees and Turkish host communities in starting agribusinesses. Another round of vocational trainings are about to start in provinces to support selected Syrian refugees under temporary protection and Turkish citizens in launching micro-scale agrifood businesses. The FAO project, funded by the Government of Japan, will provide useful vocational and entrepreneurship skills, technical support services, as well as basic tools and equipment. The inauguration of the activity which is part of the project "Promoting self-reliant livelihoods through employment and micro-entrepreneurship" was attended by Sheikh Ahaduzzaman, FAO programme officer, Ibrahim Halil Cetiner, Sanlıurfa GAPTAEM Director, and local representatives of the implementing partner, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, among others. More...
07-08-2020
ФАО доклад Global food prices rise in July. The Food and Agriculture Organization's Food Price Index averaged 94.2 points in July, a 1.2 percent increase from June and nearly 1.0 percent higher than July 2019. The FAO Food Price Index tracks international prices of the most commonly traded food commodities. The FAO Vegetable Oil Price Index increased 7.6 percent since June to reach a five-month high, with international quotations for the key oils rising amid, in the case of palm oil, likely production slowdowns, revived global import demand and protracted migrant labor shortages. The price coverage of the FAO Food Price Index was expanded and rebased in July 2020. The feature article of the latest Food Outlook explains details on this revision. More...
06-08-2020
ФАО доклад Setting the stage to withstand the crisis. Consolidating social and agricultural approaches with advanced nutrition. In 2017–2019, a global FAO project, funded by the Russian Federation, explored avenues for bringing together various social protection and agricultural support measures to strengthen food security and nutrition outcomes of the most vulnerable populations and help them emerge from poverty. One of the pathways explored in Armenia and Kyrgyzstan in the recent years was the Cash+ programme, combining national social protection cash transfers and agricultural assistance in the form of various agricultural inputs and knowledge through training. This proved to be particularly helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic, making households more confident and resilient on their way through the crisis. More...
06-08-2020
ФАО доклад Pandemic’s impact on agrifood production and markets in Eurasia is as diverse as the region itself. Some food prices in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus peaked during the first six months of 2020, but prolonged logistics, trade and market disruptions continue to challenge agrifood value chains, according to the report. The Europe and Central Asia: Regional food market situation and policy bulletin overviews market supply and demand in the region and looks at the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic of agrifood markets, value chains and policies. The information was gathered through ongoing surveys and monitoring in the region. More...
03-08-2020
ФАО доклад FAO-led global COVID-19 Food Coalition gains momentum. The Italian government-proposed initiative aims to tackle the long-term impacts of the pandemic on food and agriculture, engaging more countries to support the efforts. Presented in June, the coalition is a multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral mechanism that aims to mobilize political, financial and technical assistance in support of countries affected by the current crisis. It will offer a platform to develop a dialogue among diverse stakeholders including private sector, academia, farmer organizations, civil society, governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others to provide country-tailored responses to the COVID-19 impacts on food systems. More...
31-07-2020
ФАО доклад IKEA Foundation contributes $3.5 million to support FAO's work with refugees and host communities in eastern Africa. Initiative seeks to increase self-reliance of vulnerable populations and lay the groundwork for increased agribusiness investment. A $3.5 million dollar contribution from the IKEA Foundation will support efforts by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to empower refugees and their host communities in one of the world's largest displacement crises. The partnership will help vulnerable populations in Kenya and Uganda to generate a reliable source of income, by helping them to cultivate in-demand crops and connecting them to market opportunities. More...
30-07-2020
ФАО доклад FAO unveils platform to help accelerate action on reducing food loss and waste. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today unveiled a comprehensive platform to help the global community step up action to reduce food loss and waste as the UN agency and partners call for increased efforts and gear up for the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste - to be marked for the first time on 29 September 2020. The Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste brings together information on measurement, reduction, policies, alliances, actions and examples of successful models applied to reduce food loss and waste across the globe. More...
30-07-2020
ФАО доклад Quality seeds bring climate resilience to Kyrgyz agriculture. A new initiative has started in Kyrgyzstan by FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Industry and Melioration, that contributes to the spread of climate change adaptation processes in agriculture and food systems by improving the resilience of seed systems and the quality of climate-tolerant seed varieties. More...
29-07-2020
ФАО доклад FAO and Japan continue fighting locust in Central Asia. FAO, the Government of Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Tajikistan will continue to collaborate in the second phase of a regional project to enhance locust management in Tajikistan. The agreement of the project for improved locust management was signed today by Takayuki Miyashita, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan, Oleg Guchgeldiyev, FAO Representative, and Tanabe Hideki, Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency. More...
28-07-2020
ФАО доклад Kenya beats back desert locust upsurge for now, but East Africa remains at risk. Q&A with Cyril Ferrand, FAO’s Resilience Team Leader for East Africa. At the moment FAO is fighting the second generation of Desert Locusts. We have made significant progress in a number of countries, especially in Kenya, where only two of the 29 counties that were infested in February have Desert Locusts today. In the coming days, that will drop to one county, and within three weeks Kenya should be free of large-scale infestations altogether. That is a success but the threat of possible re-infestation towards the end of the year will call for careful and continued surveillance. More...
28-07-2020
ФАО доклад FAO and Russian Federation sign Contribution Agreement to ramp up fight against desert locusts, help affected communities. FAO and the Russian Federation have signed a $10 million Contribution Agreement aimed at boosting efforts to control and eliminate Desert Locusts in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda. The agreement was signed today by FAO Deputy Director-General Beth Bechdol and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Rome-based UN Agencies Victor Vasiliev during a virtual ceremony. More...
27-07-2020
ФАО доклад UNECE/FAO studies contribute to sustainable management of precious forests. The forests of the Caucasus and Central Asia are essential for this vast region, whose total area is almost equal to that of the European Union. They play a key role providing protection against land erosion and soil loss, safeguarding precious biodiversity, serving as carbon sinks, and supporting the livelihoods of the overwhelmingly rural population which inhabits the region. To support evidence-based management of these forests, UNECE and FAO have published bilingual (English/Russian) studies on Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, providing a detailed overview of forest resources and the forest sector in each of the countries, as well as policies and institutions in place for addressing challenges for sustainable forest management. More...
24-07-2020
ФАО доклад United Kingdom supports FAO's desert locust-fighting efforts with £ 17 million contribution. "We are once again grateful to the United Kingdom for their consistent support, which will go far helping to safeguard the food security and livelihoods of vulnerable farmers and their families in Africa and Asia threatened by desert locust," said FAO Director-General QU Dongyu. The funds come via the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) and are in addition to a previous contribution of £ 8 million donated earlier this year for the desert locust appeal. The contribution from the United Kingdom will scale up ongoing efforts in East Africa, Yemen and Southwest Asia as well as help countries in West Africa prepare for a potential incursion of the pest. More...
23-07-2020
ФАО доклад FAO and Islamic Development Bank strengthen partnership with new cooperation agreement. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) today strengthened their long-standing partnership through a new agreement and action plan, focusing on agriculture-related business development, technical assistance and capacity development. The Memorandum of Understanding - the first to be signed virtually by the IsDB - will also focus on project design/implementation, policy advice and knowledge-sharing to increase the joint impact of both FAO and the Bank's work in the agricultural sectors. More...
22-07-2020
ФАО доклад Yemen sees return to alarming levels of food insecurity. Economic shocks, conflict, floods, desert locusts and now COVID-19 are creating a perfect storm that could reverse hard-earned food security gains in Yemen, warns the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and partners. The analysis carried out so far in 133 districts in southern Yemen[1] forecasts an alarming increase of people facing high levels of acute food insecurity, i.e. in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) by the end of the year. More...
22-07-2020
ФАО доклад FAO webinar puts agricultural research in focus. Agricultural research is central to unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. FAO organized a webinar focusing on Europe and Central Asia on “Agricultural research in Europe and Central Asia in the post-COVID-19 era: Can be produced more with less?” The event discussed information and experiences with governments and research institutes on the relevance of agricultural research and innovation in adopting and promoting new and innovative technologies for increased food production with fewer resources. The full webinar is available on YouTube (https://youtu.be/AOthncJBAcs). More...
22-07-2020
ФАО доклад FAO launches Hand-in-Hand geospatial data platform to help build stronger food and agriculture sectors post COVID-19. The platform has a large and rich set of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics, and natural resources to help strengthen evidence-based decision-making in the food and agriculture sectors. It is a crucial tool for all efforts to build back better and create more resilient food systems post COVID-19. It boasts over one million geospatial layers and thousands of statistics series with over 4,000 metadata records, bringing together geographic information and statistical data on over ten domains linked to food and agriculture - from food security, crops, soil, land, water, climate, fisheries, livestock to forestry. It also includes information on COVID-19's impact on food and agriculture. More...
21-07-2020
ФАО доклад World's most comprehensive analysis of forest resources launched today in an innovative format. FAO launched today the most comprehensive forestry assessment to date in an innovative and easy-to-use digital format. Available for public viewing, the Global Forest Resources Assessment report (FRA 2020) and its first-ever online interactive dissemination platform contain detailed regional and global analyses for 236 countries and territories. Users can now consult a comparable and consistent set of more than 60 forest indicators across countries and regions and download the requested data in a non-proprietary digital format. More...
21-07-2020
ФАО доклад Global action needed now to halt spread of deadly pig disease. Pork is the most consumed meat in the world, representing 35.6 percent of global meat consumption. In recent years, African swine Fever (ASF) - which may cause up to 100 percent mortality in pigs - has become a major crisis for the pork industry, causing massive losses in pig populations and generating drastic economic consequences. The OIE and FAO call on countries and partners to join forces against this deadly pig disease by adoptingthe new Initiative for the Global Control of ASF (http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/ca9164en). More...
20-07-2020
ФАО доклад New report identifies 27 countries heading for COVID-19-driven food crises. New analysis out today by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) identifies 27 countries that are on the frontline of impending COVID-19-driven food crises, as the pandemic's knock-on effects aggravate pre-existing drivers of hunger. The joint analysis by FAO and WFP warns these "hotspot countries" are at high risk of - and in some cases are already seeing - significant food security deteriorations in the coming months, including rising numbers of people pushed into acute hunger. More...
17-07-2020
ФАО доклад Analysis on the state of small farms in Albania can advance their future. A new FAO study on Albanian smallholders is a crucial step towards evidence-based decision-making for the benefit of some 300 000 small farms and the Albanian countryside. The Smallholders and family farms in Albania – Country study report (http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/ca7450en) also provides a set of recommendations, mainly at the policy level, to ensure improvements in areas hindering development, including a set of measures to support transformation of small and subsistence farms into viable and competitive commercial (and semi-commercial) farms. More...
17-07-2020
ФАО доклад Rising uncertainties from COVID-19 cloud medium-term agricultural prospects. According to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2020-2029, the pandemic is expected to depress demand in the next few years and could further undermine food security. The joint OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2020-2029 report (http://www.fao.org/publications/oecd-fao-agricultural-outlook/2020-2029/en/) finds that over the next ten years supply growth is going to outpace demand growth, causing real prices of most commodities to remain at or below their current levels. Fluctuations in the driving factors of supply and demand could lead to strong price variations around this general path. More...
16-07-2020
ФАО доклад FAO launches the new COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme outlining seven key priority areas. FAO unveiled today its new comprehensive COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme, aimed at preventing a global food emergency during and after the COVID-19 pandemic while working on medium to long-term development response for food security and nutrition. The Programme was launched today during a virtual dialogue with private and public sectors entitled "Joint action on COVID-19: boosting our food and agricultural response". The event was organised by FAO to provide an agile and coordinated global response that ensures access to nutritious food for all by mobilizing all forms of resources and partnerships at country, regional and global level. More...
14-07-2020
ФАО доклад As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns. The latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (http://www.fao.org/publications/sofi/en/), published today, estimates that almost 690 million people went hungry in 2019 - up by 10 million from 2018, and by nearly 60 million in five years. High costs and low affordability also mean billions cannot eat healthily or nutritiously. The hungry are most numerous in Asia, but expanding fastest in Africa. Across the planet, the report forecasts, the COVID-19 pandemic could tip over 130 million more people into chronic hunger by the end of 2020. (Flare-ups of acute hunger in the pandemic context may see this number escalate further at times.) More...
13-07-2020
ФАО доклад FAO Council approves new measures to reform the UN agency. The FAO Council today approved a series of measures proposed by the Director-General QU Dongyu to modernize the UN agency and make it more efficient and effective. Composed of 49 member countries and executive organ of the FAO Conference, the Council met virtually for the first time in FAO's history due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In its final report, the FAO Council "supported the Director-General's vision for the Organization to be fit-for-purpose, modern, inclusive and agile, while preserving its technical capacity, in particular through a more modular and flexible structure aiming to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and cross-sectoral collaboration." More...
10-07-2020
ФАО доклад EcorNaturaSi and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat to boost rural, mountain, forest and island communities’ livelihoods. The two organizations committed to improving value chains and access to markets for small-scale producers; advocating for the conservation of biodiversity; reducing food loss and waste; and promoting animal welfare. "This collaboration will benefit vulnerable smallholder producers and their environments. It will help them safeguard and promote their unique food and non-food products, and boost their incomes. And throughout this process, they will learn how to better care for their environments," said Hiroto Mitsugi, FAO Assistant Director-General. More...
09-07-2020
ФАО доклад Online training helps veterinarians in Lumpy skin disease preparedness. FAO offers an electronic training kit in the form of a four-week online course on Lumpy skin disease (LSD) preparedness. The current pilot course has been co-organized by FAO and the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD), under the umbrella of the Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs). The course materials have been developed jointly by a team of experts from FAO and the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute in Germany. The main goal of the pilot is to elicit experts’ feedback to further improve the course. Participants include invited representatives of veterinary services from 44 countries, all the way from Western Europe to East Asia. More...
09-07-2020
ФАО доклад FAO welcomes additional €15 million from the European Union to fight Desert Locusts and their impacts on food security. The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, today welcomed a €15 million contribution from the European Union to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as a new wave of locusts is emerging in the region. The European Commission said it had allocated funds to support the UN agency and partner countries in combatting the worst Desert Locust upsurges seen in the region in decades. The funds came via the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (EU DEVCO). The EU made a previous contribution of €11 million to the locust appeal in February. More...
08-07-2020
ФАО доклад Social protection measures offer help in countering COVID-19 impacts. An FAO webinar, the fourth in a series of regional COVID-19 webinars, discussed practical solutions aiming to mitigate COVID-19 impacts and associated challenges, and provide opportunities through social protection measures. The discussion examined proven ways and tools, as well as analyzed strengths, weaknesses, and requirements of the adopted measures for the benefit of rural populations. The full webinar is available on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn0JOG7qfe4). More...
08-07-2020
ФАО доклад North Macedonia receives continued support for "greening". The Green Climate Fund (GCF), the main global fund financing actions to fight climate change, approved its second project for North Macedonia under the readiness and preparatory support programme to help the country become more prepared for the impacts of climate change. This is the continuation of a similar effort, completed in 2019. The project, which will run for an 18-month period, started with a virtual workshop bringing together 130 representatives of key government institutions, ministries, the private sector, civil society, academia, and development partners. More...
08-07-2020
ФАО доклад Sweet future for Turkish beekeepers. FAO provided 400 beehives and equipment to beekeepers in the villages of Karaman and Konya districts where beekeeping is an especially important activity, to support the integrated forest management plan for Eregli in the centre of Turkey. The activity is part of a project on sustainable land management and climate-friendly agriculture jointly implemented with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and funded by the Global Environment Fund. Honeybees carry out 85 percent of pollination in nature. Hence as bees fly from flower to flower, they deliver a crucial service of preserving and developing biodiversity and ensuring food reliability and income, as well as honey and other bee products. More...
07-07-2020
ФАО доклад FAO and Rabobank's new partnership focuses on helping make food systems more sustainable, including through innovative investments. Joint projects aim to lower greenhouse gas emissions, improve land and water use, and empower smallholder farmers to reduce food losses and address the challenges of climate change. FAO has signed a new partnership agreement with Rabobank, a Dutch cooperative bank, with the intention of helping targeted rural communities benefit from more inclusive, sustainable food systems. It also envisages jointly exploring the use of innovative financial instruments to bridge financing gaps in emerging markets and to promote sustainability in food systems investments. More...
06-07-2020
ФАО доклад The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu proposes new structure to make FAO agile and efficient. QU Dongyu presented to the FAO Council a second set of measures to reform the UN agency. These follow those approved by the Council in December 2019, aimed at making FAO more agile, efficient and accountable. Qu also outlined the current and future challenges facing food security and agriculture at large, and his vision to respond to them. "The further adjustments that I am presenting today are guided by the same vision: creating an inclusive and agile FAO that serves its Members to achieve the "four betters": better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life by further transparent, open, innovative, responsible and effective reform," Qu said. More...
06-07-2020
ФАО доклад New FAO Representative takes up duties in Kyrgyzstan. Adnan Quereshi has been appointed as FAO Representative in Kyrgyzstan, effective from 1 July. The British national will switch to the Central Asian country from the Organization’s Rome headquarters, where he served as senior programme officer since 2018. "Kyrgyzstan is a vast country with very varied geography and climate, and FAO’s project portfolio reflects this diversity," Quereshi said. "I look forward to learning more about our work covering aquaculture, youth engagement, animal health, food security and nutrition, locust, sustainable resource management, and many other areas." More...
06-07-2020
ФАО доклад FAO partners with the Adaptation Fund to help vulnerable countries fight the impact of climate change. FAO has been accredited as an implementing partner of the Adaptation Fund and will work with the international fund on projects to help vulnerable countries fight the harmful effects of climate change. FAO is already accredited with the Green Climate Fund and now becomes the 13th multilateral implementing entity to work with the Adaptation Fund. "FAO's official accreditation to the Adaption Fund is a significant step forward in our work to promote food security and nutrition in countries particularly affected by climate change," said Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General. More...
03-07-2020
ФАО доклад Good agricultural practices help Azerbaijani hazelnut farmers increase efficiency and quality. A new FAO project catalyzing the efficiency and sustainability of Azerbaijan’s hazelnut sector "HAZER" was virtually launched in June, under the FAO-Azerbaijan Partnership Programme. The project therefore aims to empower smallholder farmers to adopt good agricultural practices for the increased production efficiency of hazelnuts, with adapted mechanization technologies and services and to increase the quality of nuts produced, with a specific focus on reducing the risk of aflatoxin contamination. More...
03-07-2020
ФАО доклад Global food commodity prices rebound in June. In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year driven by a rebound in vegetable oils, sugar and dairy quotations. However, in the cereals and meat markets, most prices remained under downward pressure amid market uncertainties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks international prices of the most traded food commodities, averaged 93.2 points in June, some 2.4 percent higher than the previous month. More...
02-07-2020
ФАО доклад "Without shared efforts, we cannot achieve our goals". In two neighbouring countries, water sharing leads to modern technologies, cross-border cooperation, and increased women involvement. Water is a scarce natural resource consumed not only by humans, but much more by agriculture. The Isfara river in north Tajikistan, shared with Kyrgyzstan, has been the centre of conflicts over water for many years until five United Nations Agencies stepped in to foster cooperation through fair and sustainable water management under the framework of the South-South Cooperation. More...
01-07-2020
ФАО доклад Traditional bamboo cultivation system in the Republic of Korea earns place on global agricultural heritage sites list. The Republic of Korea's traditional bamboo-based farming system in Damyang has been recognized as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS), a designation managed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It is the fifth time a site from the Republic of Korea has won the GIAHS recognition. Based on traditional agroecological practices, the site is an impressive example of sustainable agriculture approach linking nature and traditional farming practices while respecting the environment. More...
26-06-2020
ФАО доклад Time to scale up and support Africa’s Great Green Wall. "We have to promote sustainable eco-economies. Restoration and associated livelihood benefits must be scaled up," FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said to heads of United Nations agencies and other multilateral entities at a round table on how to roll out a project that spans 8,000 kilometers and aims to restore 100 million hectares of degraded landscapes by 2030. The Great Green Wall Initiative, endorsed by the African Union in 2007, is a response to the challenge of desertification and climate change along the arid strip of land in the Sahara-Sahel region, stretching from Senegal to Djibouti. FAO has played a leading role in initial projects linked to the initiative, which have showcased its potential and identified its needs. More...
25-06-2020
ФАО доклад Virtual event showed ways to keep family farming alive through the pandemic. Food systems in Europe and Central Asia are under pressure by COVID-19. Food outlets and people’s mobility have been temporarily suspended, trade has been disrupted, unemployment is on the rise. Their impacts are yet to be quantified, notably in relation to smallholder agriculture that plays a pivotal role in the region. FAO organized a webinar focusing on the numerous needs and constraints of smallholders and family farms in the region, highlighting the specific challenges that are further evolving due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More...
24-06-2020
ФАО доклад Experts joined a webinar on the challenges of fisheries and aquaculture in the face of climate change. Fisheries are expected to be significantly affected by climate change as a result of acidification of seawaters, changes in sea temperatures and circulation patterns, increase in frequency and severity of extreme events, as well as rise of sea levels and associated ecological changes. To address these challenges and share national experiences, experts from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and FAO convened today for the first session of a two-day webinar on climate change adaptation in fisheries and aquaculture, moderated by Haydar Fersoy, FAO senior fishery officer. More...
23-06-2020
ФАО доклад FAO and the EU highlight the vital role of biodiversity in building sustainable food systems. If we want to shift towards healthy and sustainable food systems and build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to re-connect agriculture with ecosystem services and unleash biodiversity's full potential to enhance our food and agriculture production, the participants of a high-level panel discussion, co-organised by FAO and the European Union, heard today. The virtual discussion entitled "The European Green Deal: A Conversation on the Transformative Force of the EU Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies to build Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems" focused on ways to strengthen the FAO-EU collaboration on addressing challenges to sustainably manage biodiversity across all agricultural sectors. More...
23-06-2020
ФАО доклад What's in a name? Or better yet, what's in a cheese? With youth increasingly leaving rural areas for cities and with processed foods on the rise, traditional foods run the risk of disappearing, especially as habits and lifestyles change. But by putting traditional foods like sulguni and Tushetian guda on the map – linking people, products and places – FAO, together with partners like the government of Georgia, is helping to instil a sense of pride in rich local, food heritage, especially among younger generations. Recognizing producers’ contribution to national food and biodiversity heritage and increasing the value of and pride in these products boosts livelihoods and helps to keep these food traditions alive and celebrated for years to come. More...
18-06-2020
ФАО доклад FAO Director-General calls for new approach to stop soil loss on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2020. A new approach is needed to combat soil degradation, desertification and drought if we are to meet the growing demand for food to feed the world's population, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, said today. The Director-General was speaking at RECSOIL: Recarbonization of global soils , a virtual event convened by FAO on the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. The theme of this year's international day is "Food.Feed.Fibre. Sustainable consumption and production". More...
17-06-2020
ФАО доклад Matching grants help migrants’ businesses take off in Tajikistan. The matching grants pilot is a part of the FAO project, “Developing capacity for strengthening food security and nutrition in selected countries of Caucasus and Central Asia,” funded by the Russian Federation. It has supported vulnerable families in Tajikistan in becoming more resilient to the consequences of global crises, be it pandemics, natural disasters or other crises. By leveraging innovative in-country solutions, these projects are helping ensure continued food security and boosting rural economies, both key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. More...
16-06-2020
ФАО доклад Towards innovative, conflict-sensitive and human rights-based approaches to forest monitoring. With the support of Finland, a national-scale forest inventory will be implemented in Myanmar, including in areas with security and conflict issues. The Governments of Myanmar and Finland today launched a trailblazing project designed to allow for monitoring of forests in a manner that is sensitive to local conflicts and protects human rights. More...
16-06-2020
ФАО доклад Tunisia’s unique farming systems win recognition as part of the global agricultural heritage. Tunisia's traditional Ramli agricultural systems in the lagoons of Ghar El Melh and its hanging gardens from Djebba El Olia, have been recognized as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), a designation managed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It is the second time Tunisian sites have won the GIAHS recognition, after Gafsa Oases in 2011. More...
15-06-2020
ФАО доклад Growing productivity for Georgia’s women farmers. Georgia is primarily an agricultural country, and women are crucial participants and contributors to agricultural development. Nonetheless, the contribution of women to agricultural production remains invisible and under-recognized. With better agricultural knowledge rural women could enhance their farms’ production and raise standard of living for their children and families. To overcome this shortcoming, female farmers in Georgia have learned about agricultural production and good practices from FAO and the European Union (EU) under the umbrella of the European Neighborhood Programme for Agricultural and Rural Development (ENPARD). More...
12-06-2020
ФАО доклад Webinar underlined the extension and advisory services’ crucial impact on sustainable food systems. FAO, in partnership with the Regional Network of Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services, organized a webinar to discuss the role of extension and advisory services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of a series of regional webinars, succeeding the online event for Asia and another on food systems. Examples from Azerbaijan, Central Asia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine were presented. The full webinar is available on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixON8NHGzo4). More...
11-06-2020
ФАО доклад Global food markets still brace for uncertainty in 2020/21 because of COVID-19 says FAO. Food markets will face many more months of uncertainty due to COVID-19, but the agri-food sector is likely to show more resilience to the pandemic crisis than other sectors, according to a new report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The Food Outlook report provides the first forecasts for production and market trends in 2020-2021 for the world's most traded food commodities - cereals, oilcrops, meat, dairy, fish and sugar. More...
11-06-2020
ФАО доклад World Day Against Child Labour 2020: preventing child labour in agriculture during COVID-19 and beyond. FAO marked World Day Against Child Labour today by stressing the critical need to step up efforts to prevent a spike in child labour in agriculture due to the COVID-19 pandemic's disruptive global impact on livelihoods, education, food and health systems. This year's observance focused on exploring child labour mitigation measures through livelihood and food assistance, social protection, health and education programmes which can help protect children from bearing the brunt of the pandemic impacts. FAO together with its partners promotes such initiatives as part of its efforts to help ensure decent employment conditions in the agricultural sectors. More...
11-06-2020
ФАО доклад INTERVIEW: In times of a pandemic, everyone has had to adapt to ensure safe food. Mary Kenny is FAO’s food safety and consumer protection officer for the Europe and Central Asia region, based at the Organization’s regional office. Kenny spoke recently with communication officer Victoria Kalinin on the occasion of World Food Safety Day (7 June) declared by the UN in 2018, about how FAO is helping countries in the region within this effort. More...
10-06-2020
ФАО доклад Emerging data suggest COVID-19 is driving up hunger in vulnerable countries. Initial and ongoing assessments by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) provide strong indications that the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts are driving up hunger in countries that were already experiencing high levels of food insecurity prior to the disease's outbreak. "The COVID-19 pandemic poses a clear and present danger to food security and nutrition, especially to the world's most vulnerable communities" FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today at the opening of a high-level UN event on humanitarian action. More...
09-06-2020
ФАО доклад Fisheries management works, so it’s time to apply it more broadly. FAO’s State of the World’s Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020 tracks growing fish production and consumption, and highlights the promise of sustainability actions. Total fish production is set to increase to 204 million tonnes in 2030, up 15 percent from 2018, with aquaculture's share growing from its current 46 percent according to The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA). That growth is around half the increase recorded in the previous decade, and translates into an annual per capita fish food consumption is forecast to reach 21.5 kilograms by 2030. More...
08-06-2020
ФАО доклад Forests are critical for promoting pollination in agriculture and biodiversity, says FAO report. Forests and trees are critical for promoting pollination by bees, butterflies and other animals, and there is an urgent need to stop their habitat degradation and safeguard biodiversity, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The report jointly produced by FAO and Bioversity International, is designed to raise awareness about critical role and the benefits of forest-dependent pollinators and is targeted at forest managers, landscape planners and land use decision makers. More...
08-06-2020
ФАО доклад IUU fishing is a great threat to sustainable fisheries. FAO on Friday led celebrations of the 3rd International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, a scourge accounting for as much as one-seventh of the fish traded in the world. "Ensuring sustainable fisheries is essential both for present and future generations," said Vera Agostini, Deputy Director of FAO's Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. "IUU fishing is among the greatest threats. We can eliminate it -we must remember that." More...
07-06-2020
ФАО доклад World Environment Day 2020: Healthy ecosystems are fundamental for preventing global diseases and ensuring food security. A better understanding of the role of ecosystems and biodiversity in addressing diseases and other threats to people's lives, health, and livelihoods will enable us to overcome the COVID-19 challenges and prevent the re-emergence of such devastating outbreaks in the future. This was the key take-away from the virtual celebration of World Environment Day 2020, organized by FAO today. This year's theme "Time for Nature" highlights what needs to be done to transform our food and agricultural systems in order to restore our ecosystems and biodiversity, which are instrumental in the efforts to build back better after COVID-19. More...
05-06-2020
ФАО доклад Sustainable fishing receives strong support in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Today, the world is celebrating the International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. There is even more to celebrate, as the 58th Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has now endorsed financial support to two FAO projects on fisheries and ecosystem-based management for the Black Sea and Mediterranean. More...
05-06-2020
ФАО доклад Sustainability and biodiversity in Uzbekistan receives a strong boost from FAO and GEF. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved to co-finance FAO’s efforts in Uzbekistan striving to shift food systems and land use to a sustainable track and supporting land restoration. Specifically, improvements in the wheat production and value chain are foreseen, given that the country is the sixth biggest wheat consumer in the world and that appetite is growing. During a virtual meeting, the GEF Council agreed to cover USD 6.75 million out of a total budget of USD 71.23 million as part of the global “Food systems, land use and restoration impact program.” The rest will be funded by FAO and country partners. More...
05-06-2020
ФАО доклад Addressing COVID-19's impacts and structural crisis in the Pacific. With or without COVID-19 cases, pandemic’s impact in the Pacific is enormous - Q&A with FAO Pacific Coordinator. Eriko Hibi, FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Pacific and Representative to thirteen Pacific States discusses COVID-19 pandemic's impact in the Pacific, and plans to rebuild. More...
04-06-2020
ФАО доклад Thirty countries will benefit as Global Environment Facility funds FAO-led projects. Nations from Brazil to Yemen will see a boost to their efforts to protect biodiversity; reverse land degradation; adapt to climate change; safeguard international waters; and promote sustainable food systems. he Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today welcomed the decision by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council to allocate a substantial $ 176 million to 24 of its projects that tackle the critical intersection between agriculture and environmental concerns. The decision came at the Council's 58th meeting, the first to be conducted virtually. More...
04-06-2020
ФАО доклад FAO Food Price Index falls to 17-month low. Global commodity food prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, as supplies appear strong and demand weakens due to economic contractions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reported today. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks international prices of the most commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 162.5 points in May, 1.9 percent below the previous month and marking its lowest reading since December 2018. First forecasts for 2020/21 point to new records ahead for global cereal production, utilization, stocks and trade. More...
04-06-2020
ФАО доклад FAO Director-General appeals to donors to scale up response and ease plight of farmers and fishers in Yemen. The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has appealed to donors for $100 million in urgent aid to ease the plight of desperate farmers, herders, fishers and their families in Yemen. The Director-General made his appeal on Tuesday in an address to the virtual High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, which was convened by the United Nations in partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. More...
03-06-2020
ФАО доклад Rural families receive joint FAO-WFP support to combat climate change and COVID-19. Some parts of Kyrgyzstan were hit hard by flood, frost, and snowfall in April – an additional layer of hardship on vulnerable rural families affected by labour migration, who have already been cut off from employment due to COVID-19 border closures and movement limitations. These circumstances have left more than a thousand families without access to food markets and adequate knowledge on essential agricultural techniques and practices, which would have helped them to grow food in their backyards. More...
02-06-2020
ФАО доклад FAO, GAIN and Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World launch new online dashboard to inform better food policy. Dashboard houses food systems data from more than 230 countries and territories. FAO, The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, and The Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World launched a new easy-to-navigate online tool designed to help decision makers understand their food systems, identify their levers of change, and decide which ones to pull. The Food Systems Dashboard is a unique holistic resource intended for policymakers, non-governmental organisations, businesses, civil society leaders, and other actors to enable timely visualisation of national food systems, understand the interconnections across multiple sectors, perform comparisons with other countries, identify key challenges, and prioritise actions. More...
01-06-2020
ФАО доклад COVID-19 causes havoc to supply chains for fresh fruits and vegetables. Getting fruit and vegetables from the fields to the table is extra challenging amid COVID-19 – from restrictions on movement to high transport costs and closed markets. The sector is also facing big changes in demand and prices. While the prices of some products are skyrocketing, especially those thought to boost immunity like lemons and garlic, others are plummeting. More...
29-05-2020
ФАО доклад Using innovation to deliver in Somalia despite COVID-19. A stark hunger outlook means finding new ways to reach Somalis in need. FAO Representative in Somalia Etienne Peterschmitt discusses COVID-19 and its impacts on vulnerable groups and the UN agency's work. More...
28-05-2020
ФАО доклад Lifting lockdowns – what next for food systems? As countries ease lockdown measures, a new set of challenges emerges for food production, processing, and logistics of supply chains. Some of these can provide opportunity for growth, given that policymakers and value chain actors play their part. To mitigate COVID-19 impacts and to open new opportunities, countries need practical solutions on a range of issues including food supply, food and nutrition security, trade, and markets. More...
28-05-2020
ФАО доклад FAO stresses the need for investment now to sustain Africa's agriculture in a post COVID-19 era. Brussels Dialogue brings together the African Union, the Organization of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the European Union. As COVID-19 increasingly affects Africa, the shocks to agriculture and food systems become more evident. Building resilience for the most vulnerable is now a priority. That was the message participants stressed repeatedly during the FAO Brussels Dialogue "Sustaining food security and resilience in Africa in times of COVID 19" a virtual event organized by the FAO Liaison Office in Brussels. More...
27-05-2020
ФАО доклад Stronger livelihoods help Armenian families manage the current crisis. Support for rural Armenians helps them face the COVID-19 pandemic with more confidence. Building stronger foundations for vulnerable Armenian families by safeguarding their livelihoods is key to ensuring that families can get through times of crises and shocks and make quicker recoveries afterwards. While COVID-19 is the current crisis, global hunger is the larger one. FAO helps families keep their livelihoods strong and stay food secure, ensuring that Armenia and countries worldwide, are on track to achieve a hunger free world. More...
26-05-2020
ФАО доклад FAO stands by Kyrgyzstan in locust emergency. The locust plague is one such problems that represent a serious threat for food security and nutrition, even today, even in Kyrgyzstan. Therefore, as a prevention measure to protect food security and nutrition, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Industry and Melioration will receive technical support from FAO to fight the locust. It is predicted for 2020 that, without immediate action, Kyrgyzstan is expected to have a massive population of locusts on an area of more than 120 000 hectares. More...
25-05-2020
ФАО доклад UN report: As the world’s forests continue to shrink, urgent action is needed to safeguard their biodiversity. Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World's Forests released today. Published on the International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May), the report shows that the conservation of the world's biodiversity is utterly dependent on the way in which we interact with and use the world's forests. More...
22-05-2020
ФАО доклад FAO Director-General says the fight against Desert Locusts will take time, despite significant control gains. The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has warned that efforts to control Desert Locusts will take time, noting increased concern for the Sahel and Southwest Asia is adding to the burden of efforts ongoing in the Horn of Africa and Yemen. Appeal raised to $311.6 million as swarms continue to threaten the Horn of Africa, Yemen while threats are increasing in Southwest Asia and the Sahel. More...
22-05-2020
ФАО доклад Potential is brewing for tea growers in Georgia and Azerbaijan. Harnessing benefits for all, from field to cup. When you think of tea growing countries, Georgia and Azerbaijan might not immediately spring to mind. But the two have a long history steeped in tea production dating back to the nineteenth century. By the 1980s, they were supplying most of the tea consumed in the then Soviet Union. Their once booming tea industries rapidly declined in the years following the Soviet collapse. Today, their combined production is not even 2 percent of their peak from the 1980s, as Georgian and Azerbaijani consumers have turned to less expensive, better quality imports. More...
21-05-2020
ФАО доклад First International Tea Day sees call for joint action to ensure sustainability of tea sector. FAO today marked International Tea Day by stressing the crucial need to ensure the sustainability of tea production - a basis for the livelihoods of millions of farmers - especially at a time when the world economy enters a recession and incomes decline as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the current pandemic, the first observance of International Tea Day was held virtually. More...
21-05-2020
ФАО доклад The buzz around Turkish pine honey. This year’s event 'World Bee Day 2020', organized around the theme “Bee Engaged,” shines a spotlight on the huge role bees and pollinators play in the foods we eat and the health of our environment. The day is not just for the bees, but also recognizes the role of beekeepers. They safeguard bee populations and their biodiversity, and improve global food security through a wide range and quality of nutritious foods and food products. More...
20-05-2020
ФАО доклад World Bee Day 2020: FAO calls for more to be done to safeguard our tiny food heroes, amid alarming decline. Protecting bees and beekeepers crucial in times of COVID-19 to support livelihoods. This was the key take-away from the virtual celebration of World Bee Day 2020, organized by FAO in partnership with the government of Slovenia - which spear-headed the creation of the Day by the UN General Assembly in 2017, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), and Apimondia - the International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations. More...
20-05-2020
ФАО доклад Central Asia exchanged pandemic experiences and policy work on food security. With the COVID-19 pandemic raging all over the globe, safeguarding nutrition and agriculture is vital for every country. This was the reason for FAO and Uzbekistan, as the host of the next European Regional Conference, to convene a meeting of agricultural ministers of five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) for a round-table. The virtual meeting on ensuring food security and agricultural development aimed to facilitate dialogue during the COVID-19 pandemic. More...
19-05-2020
ФАО доклад FAO needs $350 million to avert rising hunger as countries reel from COVID-19 pandemic’s impact. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $350 million to scale up hunger-fighting and livelihoods-boosting activities in food crisis contexts where COVID-19's impact could be devastating. Although the pandemic's full-scale and long-term impact on food security is yet to be revealed, evidence shows that in countries already hit by acute hunger, people are increasingly struggling to have access to food as incomes fall and food prices rise. More...
18-05-2020
ФАО доклад FAO, EU, and Georgia’s ministry launch $1 million grant for farmers to fight COVID-19 crisis. Bringing transformative agriculture solutions and building farmer resilience to those affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the European Union EU, FAO, and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture have teamed up to develop an accelerated funding mechanism for Georgian farmers. Their efforts have unlocked USD 1 million in rapid funding for smallholder farmers experiencing difficulties during the pandemic. More...
15-05-2020
ФАО доклад Future generations receive guidance to explore the steppes. The FAO project is implemented by the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, General Directorate of Plant Production, and General Directorate of Forestry, with financial support from GEF, in three distinct grasslands – Kızılkuyu Wildlife Development Area, Tek Tek Mountains National Park, and the Karacadağ Steppes in Sanliurfa. It aims to improve the conservation of Turkey’s steppe ecosystems through effective protected area management and mainstreaming steppe biodiversity conservation into production landscapes. More...
14-05-2020
ФАО доклад FAO makes gains in the fight against Desert Locusts in East Africa and Yemen but threat of a food security crisis remains. Releasing FAO's progress report on the locust control campaign in East Africa and Yemen, the Director-General noted that the UN agency had continued its surveillance and control operations despite constraints resulting from COVID-19 and other challenges. Preliminary estimates from the UN agency indicate that 720, 000 tonnes of cereal, enough to feed five million people a year, have been saved in ten countries by preventing the spread of Desert Locusts and damage to many more hectares. An additional 350 000 pastoral households have been spared from distress. More...
11-05-2020
ФАО доклад Amid ample food supplies, FAO reveals snarls in distribution during COVID-19 pandemic. In Europe and Central Asia, as well as globally, early indications project near-record wheat production and stock levels in 2020. Food supplies for major food commodities are sufficient. Still, logistics disruptions have emerged as a result of measures to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic, challenging food distribution and agricultural production in some countries. All this was revealed in the FAO publication Regional food market situation and policy bulletin in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/ca8869en), which reviews the Europe and Central Asia region. More...
08-05-2020
ФАО доклад FAO, EU provide 60 tonnes of potato seeds to Tajik farmers. The activity helps build small producers’ capacity and improve their livelihoods in northern Shahristan and central Nurobod districts. Seed potato value chains in Tajikistan are experiencing multiple burdens. Those include challenges of poor quality, hampered import supply due to COVID-19, combined with increased seed demand ahead of the planting season. Quality potato seeds are limited in availability come at a high price; in addition, lack of access to pesticides, fertilizers and other inputs, prevent farmers from obtaining a higher return. More...
08-05-2020
ФАО доклад Global food commodity prices drop further in April. FAO expects subdued usage to push up cereal stocks in 2019/20 and FAO’s first forecast for wheat markets in 2020/21 points to continued growth in inventories. World food commodity prices declined for the third month in a row during April, as the economic and logistical impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in significant contractions in demand for many commodities. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks international prices of the most commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 165.5 points in April, some 3.4 percent lower than the previous month and 3 percent lower than April 2019. More...
07-05-2020
ФАО доклад Forest loss slows globally as sustainable management grows. Globally deforestation continues, albeit at a slower rate, with 10 million hectares a year being converted to other uses since 2015, down from 12 million hectares a year in the previous five years, according to the key findings of a flagship report that is conducted by FAO every five years. The key findings of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 (FRA 2020) have been released today together with an interactive publication called "A Fresh Perspective: Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020." The full FRA2020 report, with country data, will be released at a later date. More...
07-05-2020
ФАО доклад COVID-19: Using economic stimulus to reduce the long-term hunger impact. Beyond the COVID-19 health emergency, a recession looms, and countries ought to take measures now to soften the longer-term impacts on hunger and food insecurity, a new FAO policy brief says. In the 2019 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report, FAO analysts noted that economic slowdowns and downturns helped explain rising undernourishment levels in 65 of the 77 countries that recorded such rises between 2011 and 2017. That underscores the risk of adverse hunger trends ahead. More...
30-04-2020
ФАО доклад Despite the threat of COVID-19, FAO’s work in Syria carries on – helping farmers grow food and get back on their feet. In this interview, we speak with Mike Robson, FAO Representative in Syria about the COVID-19 pandemic and what it could mean for a country such as Syria, which is on a long road to recovery after nine years of crisis. More...
29-04-2020
ФАО доклад FAO welcomes Russian Federation’s $10 million donation to support fight against Desert Locusts in East Africa. "We are grateful to the Russian Federation for its contribution to help fight the alarming impact of the Desert Locust upsurge. It will help efforts to stop the spread of the locusts and to safeguard the livelihoods of farmers and their families who are at risk from this scourge," Qu said. More...
28-04-2020
ФАО доклад Forestry industry must improve safety record. The forestry industry must take steps to improve its safety record and promote decent rural employment in support of the Sustainable Development Agenda, according to a new FAO paper published today on World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The report, Occupational safety and health in forest harvesting and silviculture: A compendium for practitioners and instructors, argues that despite incomplete statistics, forestry is one of the most dangerous civilian professions in the world. More...
27-04-2020
ФАО доклад "COVID-19 could not have come at a worse time for vulnerable communities across West Africa". Q&A with Coumba Sow, FAO Resilience Coordinator for West Africa. In this interview, we speak with Coumba Sow, FAO Resilience Coordinator for West Africa, about the COVID-19 pandemic and what it could mean for millions of people already grappling with hunger and conflict in West Africa. More...
27-04-2020
ФАО доклад New regional UN task force fosters sustainable food systems and food security. This week, the Regional United Nations System Meeting gave the green light for the kick-off of the Issue-Based Coalition (IBC) on food systems – a regional task-force to coordinate UN support on sustainable food systems in Europe and Central Asia. Sustainable food systems are a cornerstone of a sustainable future, framed by the 2030 Agenda, that should help provide healthy and nutritious diets for everyone. More...
24-04-2020
ФАО доклад FAO launches African swine fever preparedness online course for Europe. Although media attention is all about the human pandemic, African swine fever (ASF) is still a pressing issue. Rampaging throughout three continents, never before in history has the disease had such a wide distribution with so many millions of animals affected. To help preparedness, FAO is launching an online training course in the English language, involving more than 450 animal health practitioners from 30 European countries that have already been selected. All European countries were previously invited to join this limited course, with nominations provided by Veterinary Services. More...
22-04-2020
ФАО доклад Assessing El Nino’s impact on fisheries and aquaculture around the world. New report presents the main regional consequences caused by the five types of the climate pattern. While considerable resources are invested in seasonal forecasts and early-warning systems for food security, not enough is known about El Nino's impact on the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, even though its name was given in the 1600s by fishers off the coast of Peru. To remedy that, FAO is publishing the report El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) effects on fisheries and aquaculture. This report captures the current state of knowledge on the impacts of ENSO events across sectors, from food security to safety at sea, from fish biology and fishing operation to management measures. More...
22-04-2020
ФАО доклад FAO urges at G20 meeting protection of food supply chains amid COVID-19 threat. Director-General speaks to G20 agriculture ministers on behalf of UN food agencies. The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a major public health concern but also a threat to global food security, one that can be mitigated by avoiding measures that disrupt food supply chains, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu told the Agriculture Ministers of the G20 countries today. "Preserving access to safe food and nutrition is an essential part of the health response," he said, recommending countries to strengthen local production and shorten food supply chains. More...
21-04-2020
ФАО доклад Global Report on Food Crises reveals scope of food crises as COVID-19 poses new risks to vulnerable countries. An international alliance of UN, governmental, and nongovernmental agencies working to address the root causes of extreme hunger have released a new edition of their annual Global Report on Food Crises. The report by the Global Network Against Food Crises, along with key findings, statements by partners, and multimedia products unpacking its contents are now available at: The Global Network's website: http://www.fightfoodcrises.net/food-crises-and-covid-19/en/ More...
21-04-2020
ФАО доклад QU Dongyu says a coordinated response needed to address the drivers that perpetuate food crises. QU Dongyu says a coordinated response needed to address the drivers that perpetuate food crises. With conflicts, extreme weather, desert locusts, economic shocks and now COVID-19, likely to push more people into acute food insecurity, coherent actions are needed among humanitarian, development and peace actors, to address the root causes that perpetuate existing food crises, said FAO-Director-General QU Dongyu. He delivered his remarks at an online briefing organized by the United Nations Security Council on the topic of 'The Protection of civilians from conflict induced hunger'. More...
21-04-2020
ФАО доклад FAO, IFAD, the World Bank and WFP on the occasion of the Extraordinary G20 Agriculture Minister's Meeting. On the occasion of today's Extraordinary G20 Agriculture Minister's Meeting, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank and the World Food Programme (WFP) have issued the Joint Statement on COVID-19 Impacts on Food Security and Nutrition. More...
21-04-2020
ФАО доклад FAO addresses agricultural land abandonment in Armenia. FAO continues helping Armenia’s Ministry of Economy address agricultural land abandonment, affecting approximately one-third of all arable land in the country. Now, the joint expert team of FAO and the Ministry of Economy has prepared a draft law on ensuring effective use of agricultural land, which was presented to the Legal Working Group of the Ministry of Economy for review and comment. More...
20-04-2020
ФАО доклад Contribution will help to scale up detection and containment of locusts.FAO Director-General QU Dongyu has welcomed a $10 million donation from Mastercard Foundation to step up the fight against the Desert Locust outbreak in East Africa amid concern about an imminent upsurge in numbers. "I thank Mastercard Foundation for its generous contribution as the Desert Locust threatens to provoke a humanitarian emergency," QU said. "It is crucial that we act hand in hand, scale up efforts to contain the locusts and protect the livelihoods of millions of farmers and their families." More...
17-04-2020
ФАО доклад COVID-19: FAO and African Union commit to safeguarding food security amid crisis.Regional body and UN agency join forces to minimize lockdown’s impact on continent where one in five goes hungry. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the African Union (AU) and international partners today described the food and agriculture system as "an essential service that must continue to operate during periods of lockdown, emergency, curfew and other containment measures". More...
16-04-2020
ФАО доклад FAO study suggests policies to strengthen family farms in Serbia. The Smallholders and family farms in Serbia study was written to better understand their situation and trends and, ultimately, provide policy recommendations on further developing family farms, while at the same time ensuring inclusive growth, improved rural livelihoods, and reduction of rural poverty. In the past ten years, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries accounted for on average 9.2 percent of the total gross value added and employed 21 percent of the labour force. The sector is characterised predominantly by high volatility in growth rates caused by frequent extreme weather events, such as drought and floods. More...
15-04-2020
ФАО доклад What a difference some greens make. The pilot project, Productive Social Contract/Cash Plus, has helped more than 150 households living in this western region of Kyrgyzstan to improve their nutrition and increase their incomes by giving them training in agriculture. This is designed to complement the existing state social cash transfer programme. The pilot is part of the wider project that is funded by the Russian Federation. More...
09-04-2020
ФАО доклад FAO continues to fight Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa and Yemen despite COVID-19 constraints.More than 240,000 hectares treated and 740 personnel trained in affected countries since January 2020. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN is continuing its efforts to contain the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa despite restrictions on the movement of personnel and equipment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. More...
09-04-2020
ФАО доклад FAO rolls out toolkit for smart policymaking during the COVID-19 crisis.Imagine a virtual space where to search and find what decision makers are doing in their countries worldwide to respond to and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. A global library that provides detailed information on how different countries, with different social and fiscal landscapes and diverse agricultural endowments, are trying to keep their supply chains moving amid the disruptions caused by travel and other health restrictions. That space is now available and free to access. More...
08-04-2020
ФАО доклад COVID-19: Our hungriest, most vulnerable communities face "a crisis within a crisis".In countries whose medical systems are under-resourced, the health crisis could be compounded by a hunger crisis and lost livelihoods unless we act now to help. In this interview, Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO's Emergency and Resilience Division, explains the particular challenges COVID-19 poses in vulnerable communities already coping with high levels of hunger due to pre-existing crises -- and how the Organization is gearing up to help. More...
07-04-2020
ФАО доклад Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences joins forces with FAO to support sustainable agriculture and rural economies.The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) have signed a partnership agreement which foresees joint efforts to support smallholder farmers through technological innovation. The collaboration will focus on developing sustainable, resilient and efficient food systems across urban and rural areas, and sharing knowledge and technologies with developing countries through FAO's South-South and triangular cooperation framework. More...
07-04-2020
ФАО доклад World food prices drop in March.World food prices declined sharply in March, driven mostly by demand-side contractions linked to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the drop in global oil prices due mostly to expectations of economic slowdown as governments roll out restrictions designed to respond to the health crisis. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly traded food commodities, averaged 172.2 points during the month, down 4.3 percent from February. More...
02-04-2020
ФАО доклад Mitigating impacts of COVID-19 on food trade and markets.Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. As countries move to enact measures aiming to halt the accelerating COVID-19 pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on the food supply or unintended consequences on global trade and food security. More...
31-03-2020
ФАО доклад A battle plan for ensuring global food supplies during the COVID-19 crisis. FAO’s Chief Economist maps the ways the world can mitigate shocks to agriculture and food systems. The COVID-19 pandemic has put the world on a crisis footing, with unprecedented actions to restrict movements and plans for radical deployment of public funds to combat the threat posed by a novel coronavirus that knows no boundaries. Success will entail coherent and robust plans for our food systems. FAO Chief Economist Maximo Torero Cullen outlines a framework for how countries can think about and craft these plans. More...
26-03-2020
ФАО доклад FAO Director-General urges G20 to ensure that food value chains are not disrupted during COVID-19 pandemic. Qu made his appeal in an online address from Rome to the G20 Extraordinary Virtual Leaders' Summit on COVID-19. Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the summit which was called to forge a coordinated global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its human and economic implications. More...
26-03-2020
ФАО доклад FAO hand in hand with Italy in the fight against COVID-19. FAO is illuminating its headquarters in Rome with the green-white-red colours of the Italian "Tricolore" flag, as a sign of solidarity with its host country as it grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic.The lights were turned on this evening and will stay on until the novel coronavirus crisis ends.This year marks FAO's 75th anniversary. The Organization has been based in Rome since 1951. More...
23-03-2020
ФАО доклад UN fast tracks $10 million loan to help scale up FAO action to fight Desert Locusts. FAO is further scaling up its activities to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa thanks to a $10 million loan approved this week by the United Nations' Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). This loan will supplement the $10 million grant that CERF contributed to FAO in January to fight the outbreak which is threatening to provoke a humanitarian emergency in the region. More...
20-03-2020
ФАО доклад FAO leads the way to clearer peatland mapping and monitoring. Peatlands cover only 3 percent of the world's surface yet contain as much carbon as all of its vegetation, dramatically underscoring their pivotal role in global climate regulation. Their degradation, by drainage or fire or other forces, triggers their conversion from slow carbon sinks into fast sources capable of releasing carbon stored over millennia in a few decades. More...
18-03-2020
ФАО доклад Green Climate Fund approves a $119 million climate resilient project for Cuba. The Board of the Green Climate Fund today approved a $119 million disbursement for a FAO co-designed project to boost the resilience to climate change of vulnerable rural communities in Cuba. The Green Climate Fund will contribute $38.2 million, while the Government of Cuba provides $81.7 million in co-financing for the project, which is expected to help 240 000 people. Announced today by the Fund's board meeting in Geneva, this is the first project in Cuba to be supported by the Green Climate Fund. More...
12-03-2020
ФАО доклад Traditional farming system in Brazil added to global agricultural heritage list. A traditional farming system in the Southern Espinhaço Mountain Range of the Minas Gerais State in Brazil has been recognized as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), managed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It is the first time a Brazilian site has won the GIAHS recognition. More...
11-03-2020
ФАО доклад FAO prioritizes staff wellbeing in the fight to contain COVID-19. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has over the last five weeks implemented a series of precautionary measures to protect its employees and their families against the threat of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19). These measures have been implemented in accordance with guidelines and protocols set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Italian authorities. More...
09-03-2020
ФАО доклад Acute food insecurity hotspots need urgent attention. While global attention has focused on the swarms of Desert Locusts attacking crops in East Africa, a number of other countries and regions are also confronting serious food security threats and require support, according to the FAO. This represents the FAO component of the UN system's consolidated 2020 humanitarian appeal. It does not include the additional $138 million that the Organization is seeking for countries in East Africa affected by the ongoing Desert Locust upsurge. More...
09-03-2020
ФАО доклад Securing sustainable food systems hinges on gender equality. The three United Nations' Rome-based agencies dedicated to food and agriculture called today for bolder action to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls in the agricultural sector and beyond. Securing sustainable global food systems is only possible if women everywhere are empowered and their rights recognized and respected, stressed FAO, IFAD and WFP at an event today marking International Women's Day (IWD) at FAO headquarters. More...
05-03-2020
ФАО доклад Dry weather increases by two the list of countries in need of external food assistance. The effects of inadequate rainfall on agricultural production added two countries - Namibia and Tanzania - to FAO's list of countries in need of external assistance for food, adding to strains triggered by desert locusts even as global cereal production appears strong, according to FAO's quarterly Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, released today. More...
05-03-2020
ФАО доклад World food prices drop in February. World food prices declined in February for the first time in four months due to a sharp fall in the export prices of vegetable oils, partly driven by fears that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will slow global demand. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 180.5 points in February, down 1.0 percent from the previous month but still 8.1 percent higher than a year earlier. More...
05-03-2020
ФАО доклад Germany contributes EUR 50 million to strengthen resilience in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the German Development Bank KfW, has contributed EUR 50 million ($54 million) to a resilience building programme to be implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). More...
04-03-2020
ФАО доклад FAO welcomes €17 million contribution from Germany to combat the impact of the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa. FAO Director-General QU Dongyu has welcomed a €17 million contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those directly affected by the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa. Germany's Permanent Representative to FAO, Ulrich Seidenberger, made the announcement at FAO headquarters in Rome. The new pledge comes after Germany already contributed €3 million. More...
28-02-2020
ФАО доклад Harnessing Artificial Intelligence's transformative power to make food systems more efficient, sustainable and inclusive. FAO Director-General QU Dongyu became today one of the first signatories of a ethical resolution on Artificial Intelligence (AI) endorsed by Pope Francis, stressing the importance of minimizing this new technology's risks while exploiting its potential benefits. "Artificial Intelligence needs to be transparent, inclusive, socially beneficial and accountable," Qu said, adding: "We need to ensure the human-centric approach in designing and implementing artificial intelligence today and in the future." More...
28-02-2020
ФАО доклад Ramping up the fight against Fall Armyworm. Tools are available to wrestle Fall Armyworm, a voracious invasive species that is ravaging crops in Africa, Asia and the Near East, and it is imperative to intensify coordination to curb the insect's spread. "We will need to step up the alliance among key partners from all relevant sectors at the global level," FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today while opening the first meeting of the Steering Committee of the Global action for Fall Armyworm Control. Fall Armyworm, or Spodoptera frugiperda, is a moth native to the Americas that has spread in recent years and has now reached Australia. In its caterpillar state, the pest feeds on more than 80 crops, with a particular attraction to maize. More...
27-02-2020
ФАО доклад FAO welcomes European Union contribution of €11 million to fight Desert Locust outbreak. FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today welcomed an € 11 million contribution from the European Union as the UN agency steps up efforts to fight the Desert Locust upsurge which has now spread from East Africa to the Persian Gulf. The European Commission announced €10 million would come from the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO). Another €1 million has also been allocated from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). More...
27-02-2020
ФАО доклад Locusts in East Africa: A race against time. East Africa is a region beset by climate- and conflict-related shocks. Millions of people are already acutely food insecure. Now they face another major hunger threat in the form of desert locusts. The locust upsurge affecting East Africa is a graphic and shocking reminder of this region's vulnerability. This is a scourge of biblical proportions. Yet as ancient as this scourge is, its scale today is unprecedented in modern times. More...
24-02-2020
ФАО доклад World’s food systems rely on biodiversity. Everything we eat is produced in ways that imply some transformation of the environment, which means we must have careful discussions of the type and scale of transformations we are prepared to accept, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today in opening remarks to negotiators at a high-level meeting on biodiversity. Agriculture and food systems are "at the heart of the concept of sustainable development" and are central to deliberations regarding the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework, he said. More...
24-02-2020
ФАО доклад FAO welcomes $10 million donation from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fight Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa. FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today welcomed a $10 million donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the fight against the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as the UN agency expanded its appeal. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said its donation would assist FAO as it supports governments in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia to combat locust infestation that is posing a significant threat to food production and livelihoods in the region. More...
24-02-2020
ФАО доклад Hunger threatens over half of the population in South Sudan. Some 6.5 million people in South Sudan - more than half of the population - could be in acute food insecurity at the height of this hunger season (May-July), three United Nations agencies warned today. The situation is particularly worrying in the areas hardest hit by the 2019 floods, where food security has deteriorated significantly since last June according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report released today. More...
20-02-2020
ФАО доклад Italy and FAO highlight the importance of the Mediterranean diet for the sustainable management of land and water resources. The Mediterranean diet is not only healthy for humans, but also for the environment and for biodiversity. This was the main message at an event held today at FAO headquarters with the aim of raising awareness on how the Mediterranean diet can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Today's event - the third in the series of the initiative on "Mediterranean Diet's Principles for Agenda 2030" - was organized by the Government of Italy, in cooperation with Coldiretti (Italy's largest farmers' organization) and with Fondazione UniVerde. More...
13-02-2020
ФАО доклад Cooperation models for transforming the agricultural sector. The path to reducing unacceptable hunger levels "lies in our ability to transform the agricultural sector", FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today at a high-level panel here. "We need smarter agriculture that works with, not against, nature, that properly values and remunerates the contributions of small-scale producers, fishers, pastoralists and indigenous peoples not only to food but to preserving biodiversity and maintaining ecosystem services," he said. More...
12-02-2020
ФАО доклад FAO Director-General says greater action needed to avert a humanitarian crisis as Desert Locust spreads. FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today greater and faster action was needed to prevent a humanitarian crisis in East Africa as the Desert Locust upsurge was now affecting seven countries and threatened to spread even further. The Director-General was addressing donors and representatives from the affected countries at a joint breakfast meeting in New York with Mark Lowcock, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. More...
12-02-2020
ФАО доклад “Team effort” is high road to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is a "team effort", FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today as he welcomed the 43rd Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The fact that IFAD's governing body is meeting at FAO's headquarters ""is a clear indicator of how the Rome-based agencies work together every day and support each other," he said. More...
11-02-2020
ФАО доклад FAO highlights role of pulses in fighting hunger and achieving healthy diets for all. FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today highlighted pulses' crucial role in addressing food insecurity and achieving healthy and balanced diets for all, pointing to the need to unlock their full potential to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda. More...
07-02-2020
ФАО доклад FAO hails first contribution to promoting digital agriculture through knowledge-sharing. FAO today welcomes the sharing of China's digital agriculture plan on its e-agriculture platform. This contribution comes on the heels of the latest Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), where agriculture ministers of 71 nations welcomed the advancement in creating an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture. More...
07-02-2020
ФАО доклад The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund donates $1 million to efforts to combat Desert Locust in East Africa. The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF) has donated $1 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to combat the worsening Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa. The decision came at a meeting of the ASTF Steering Committee at FAO headquarters in Rome on Wednesday. More...
07-02-2020
ФАО доклад World food prices rise in January. World food prices rose for the fourth consecutive month in January. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 182.5 points during the month, up 0.7 percent from December and 11.3 percent higher than the same month a year earlier. Vegetable oils, sugar, and wheat were the chief drivers of the index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities. More...
06-02-2020
ФАО доклад UN food agencies offer support to China amid coronavirus outbreak. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have jointly expressed solidarity with China and offered support to the country as it battles the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. More...
05-02-2020
ФАО доклад Trees in the city – plaudits for sustainable urban forestry trailblazers. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Arbor Day Foundation today announced the first cities to be recognized under the Tree Cities of the World programme, designed to help create more resilient and sustainable cities. More...
04-02-2020
ФАО доклад FAO appeals for urgent support to fight worsening Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa. FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today the Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa threatened to provoke a humanitarian crisis and appealed for urgent funding to tackle the outbreak in order to protect livelihoods and food security. More...
30-01-2020
ФАО доклад Overfishing of the world’s major tuna stocks going down, bycatch and pollution reduced and 18 new areas protecting vulnerable marine ecosystems established. A five-year, $50-million Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded program rolled out by FAO and partners has made remarkable progress in protecting international waters' biodiversity by rendering fishing in these waters less harmful to several marine species, including sea turtles and tuna. More...
29-01-2020
ФАО доклад Alarm over Desert Locusts increases as new generation of the destructive pests starts breeding in Horn of Africa. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today warned that rising numbers of Desert Locusts present an extremely alarming and unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods in the Horn of Africa. According to FAO's latest update on the Desert Locust upsurge, the current situation would be further worsened by new breeding that will produce more locust infestations in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. More...
29-01-2020
ФАО доклад First comprehensive portal to track international capacity development support for forest monitoring. The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) today launched a portal - the first such comprehensive platform - to track international capacity development support to developing countries in forest monitoring for climate action. The portal - the GFOI Inventory of Activities - is a one-stop shop with easy-to-access information on more than 400 forest monitoring activities in 70 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. More...
27-01-2020
ФАО доклад FAO teams up with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. FAO will bolster the scale and scope of its geospatial monitoring toolkit thanks to collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) that will expand the capacity of FAO's accessible platforms for forestry and land-use assessments. More...
23-01-2020
ФАО доклад Massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa. Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia - already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential - could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in East Africa if efforts to deal with the voracious pest are not massively scaled up across the region, FAO warned today. More...
20-01-2020
ФАО доклад Agriculture ministers meeting in Berlin welcomes the FAO-designed concept for an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture. FAO Director-General hails agreement to establish the international body to promote digital technologies for sustainable agriculture and food security. More...
18-01-2020
ФАО доклад Putting trade to work for the goal of food security. Trade is a way that countries can tap their own local advantages and close food security gaps, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today. "Every country has a different situation and FAO has to deal with all these differences," he said. Trade is a powerful channel through which the gap can be closed between countries , he added at a FAO-WTO joint high-level panel at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture exploring the theme of "harnessing trade for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2". More...
17-01-2020
ФАО доклад World food prices continue rising in December. World food prices rose for the third consecutive month in December, as a strong rally in vegetable oil prices drove the FAO Food Price Index to its highest level in five years. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 181.7 points during the month, a 2.5 percent increase from November and the highest level since December 2014. More...
09-01-2020
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