FAST seed-testing network for Africa

29.04.2011 [10:12]
A pan-African network of seed testing laboratories has been established by the African Union and the African Seed Network with the support of FAO to speed up the ...

World Bank Lends Irrigation Support for 760,000 Farmers in Azerbaijan

27.04.2011 [11:48]
The productivity of 760,000 small-scale farmers located in 27 provinces of Azerbaijan will improve thanks to the rehabilitation of the country`s on-farm irrigation and drainage networks and capacity building activities being supported by new World Bank financing ...

Construction of five cattle-breeding centers financed on preferential terms in Azerbaijan

17.04.2011 [16:39]
The National Fund for Entrepreneurship Support financed five investment projects to establish milk-producing pedigree cattle centers in Azerbaijan ...

FAO, IAEA, WHO Working together to support Japan and global community

24.03.2011 [14:11]
FAO, IAEA and WHO are committed to mobilizing their knowledge and expertise in support of the Japanese government`s ongoing efforts to address food safety ...

Innovations in water management needed to sustain cities

23.03.2011 [13:13]
As the world`s urban population continues to swell, the need to employ new and innovative approaches to ensuring safe and adequate water for city dwellers in developing countries is becoming increasingly pressing, FAO said today ...

Presentation on Azerbaijani agriculture sector held in Netherlands

18.03.2011 [15:58]
A presentation on achievements and prospects for Azerbaijan`s agriculture sector was organized in the Hague, Netherlands. The presentation was initiated by the Azerbaijan and ...

Netherlands hosts seminar on Azerbaijani agriculture sector

18.03.2011 [13:56]
The Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion (NCH) organized a seminar “Opportunities in the Azerbaijani agricultural sector” in the Hague on Tuesday ...

Azerbaijan joins fruit and vegatable exhibition in Turkey

17.03.2011 [14:49]
The fifth ANFAS Fresh Antalya Trade Exhibition for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables Logistics and Technologies co-organized by the Antalya Municipality and ANFAS Company has today opened in Turkey ...

Grant contract on irrigation system in Azerbaijan`s regions inked

11.03.2011 [14:34]
A signing ceremony of a grant contract for “The project for Improvement of Irrigation System in eight villages in Barda and Agjabedi Region” was held in Barda at the office of local authorities on ...

Japanese government bolsters irrigation system in Azerbaijan`s regions

09.03.2011 [11:37]
A signing ceremony of a grant contract for “The project for Improvement of Irrigation System in eight villages in Barda and Agjabedi Region” will be held on Thursday ...

Farmers` seed ventures key to food security in developing countries

02.03.2011 [10:42]
A Japan-funded FAO project in Uganda has supplied farmers with improved rice varieties.1 March 2011, Rome – Small seed enterprises are the best way of ensuring the availability and quality of non-hybrid seeds ...

Reducing poverty by growing fuel and food

24.02.2011 [21:27]
Producing food and energy side-by-side may offer one of the best formulas for boosting countries` food and energy security while simultaneously reducing poverty, according to a new FAO report published today ...

President Ilham Aliyev orders livestock development in Azerbaijan

24.02.2011 [20:48]
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today signed an order “on additional measures to develop livestock sector in Azerbaijan” in order to ensure food security ...

German agriculture specialists visit Education Ministry

11.02.2011 [11:16]
Education Minister Misir Mardanov met Thursday with Professor of the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, manager of the strengthening ...

Further action on responsible fisheries recommended

10.02.2011 [22:23]
Countries are making progress in implementing the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, which is now 15 years old, but still extremely relevant. However ...

Foot-and-Mouth Disease in South Korea signals regional risk

28.01.2011 [21:46]
FAO is calling for veterinary and border control authorities in Asia to be on alert for animals showing signs of infection by Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) ...

Policy guide for countries hit hard by high food prices

26.01.2011 [20:18]
FAO has called upon countries to carefully examine the implications of high food prices and not to take any policy actions that might appear useful in the short term but could have harmful, longer-term effects or even aggravate the situation ...

World Veterinary Year 2011 

25.01.2011 [11:45]
This year has been declared World Veterinary Year, marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of the veterinary profession and of veterinary science ...

New UN report says rural women face increasing inequality

21.01.2011 [22:40]
A new United Nations interagency report on the gender dimension of agricultural work says women still benefit less than men from rural employment and face new challenges due to the current economic and food crises ...