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FAO aims to provide livelihood assistance to nearly 49 million people in 2021

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The FINANCIAL -- As the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and climate-related crises drive acute levels of hunger higher, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is seeking $1.1 billion in 2021 to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure people, FAO notes.…

Global Environment Facility approves over USD 78 million to support FAO-led projects

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The FINANCIAL -- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the recent decision by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council to approve 13 FAO-led projects in 16 countries, totaling some USD 78.5 million dollars. The decision came during the 59th GEF Council Meeting and will build upon its June 2020…

Leveraging trade to end hunger

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The FINANCIAL -- FAO's Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP) organized a special event to discuss the importance of food and agricultural trade for ending global hunger, seeking to identify critical trade-offs associated with different policy measures and possible priorities for action.…

World Soil Day Celebrated on 5th of December

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Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity. Plants nurture a whole world of creatures in the soil, that in return feed and protect the plants, United Nations Organization Notes. This diverse community of living organisms keeps the soil healthy and fertile. This vast world constitutes soil biodiversity and determines the main biogeochemical processes that make life possible…

Global Climate Fund supports FAO-led projects with $160 mln

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The FINANCIAL — The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved three new FAO-designed projects in Argentina, Guatemala and Sudan for a total amount of $158.6 million aimed at mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening resilience to climate change, and combating deforestation. FAO Director-General QU Dongyu stressed FAO’s willingness to continue working closely with GCF in support…

EU and FinExCoop Georgia share the best agricultural practices with farmers

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The FINANCIAL — Representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Agro Art and farmers from different regions of Georgia visited a potato and fodder beet demonstration plot in the village of Artsevani, Tsalka. The field day was organized in the framework of the EU funded “AFD-ENPARD…

Global food prices continue to rise

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The FINANCIAL — Global food prices continued rising for the fifth consecutive month in October, led by cereals, sugar, dairy and vegetable oils, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks international prices of the most traded food commodities, averaged 100.9 points…

Trade issues associated with the spread of diseases of animal origin

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The FINANCIAL — The WTO Secretariat has published a new information note about trade issues associated with the spread of diseases of animal origin. The note maps out the international framework in place to address these issues, along with ongoing efforts to ensure safe trade in animals and animal products, including in wildlife. The note…

EBRD and FAO approve $3 mln coronavirus technical support package

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The FINANCIAL — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are stepping up their cooperation with a US$ 3 million advisory technical cooperation package to help the agrifood sector in the EBRD’s regions to overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. The package will also help…

UNDP and EU boost support for industrial reforms in Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — Up to 25 representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) and Rural Development Agency (RDA) together with UNDP consultants unveiled a plan for institutional reforms that support effective governance to plan, implement and enforce agriculture and rural development policy of Georgia in accordance with EU regulations and best…

With EU support Khashuri bypass road opened in Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — The Khashuri bypass road – a section of the Zemo Osiauri-Chumateleti Project has opened on 22 August, 2020 by Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia and Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Maia Tskitishvili. The project was implemented with the financial support of the European Investment Bank with the financial warrant…

Eco-migrant from Georgia expands broccoli production with EU support

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The FINANCIAL — Georgian eco-migrant expands broccoli production with the support of EU and Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). With the support of the EU and FAO, Georgian farmers not only get financial support but also receive advice and introduce innovations, which is very important. The European Union (EU) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation…