Date: 22.06.2016 | Views: 18

State Duma (Russia’s lower house of parliament) has ratified a government-to-government agreement between Russia and Tajikistan on fuel supply cooperation. Quoting Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Yuri Sentyurin, TASS news agency reports the agreement was signed in February 2013 and it aims at further development of integration ties between the Russian Federation and Tajikistan. The agreement reportedly provides for supplying up to 1 million tons of duty-free oil products to Tajikistan. According to Sentyurin, the agreement has been temporarily applied since November 12, 2013.

Date: 23.05.2016 | Views: 108

FAO's Director-General urges all to embrace “pollinator-friendly” approaches Bees make a priceless contribution to agriculture and are a bellwether for environmental health, working without pay while both delivering and reflecting biodiversity. "A world without pollinators would be a world without food diversity - and in the long run, without food security," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today during a visit to Slovenia that ending at the national beekeepers' festival. Slovenia, a promotor of declaring May 20 the World Bee Day, has sought assistance from FAO in this endeavor and has already received its support and that of 53 countries at the last Regional Conference of Europe. The next steps include the technical committees of FAO and the FAO Conference in 2017. It would be one of the first concrete actions after the important agreement on Sustainable Development Goals and the Climate Change Agreement and in line to achieve the Goals of Agenda 2030, stated Graziano da Silva.

Date: 05.05.2016 | Views: 197

Full week of discussions planned as FAO regional conference kicks off in Turkey 4 May 2016, Antalya, Turkey - Having made major strides in reducing the prevalence of hunger, many countries in Europe and Central Asia are now looking to improve the quality of people's diets and transform their food systems in order to adapt to climate change, optimize the use of natural resources, and cut waste. The absolute number of hungry people in the region - measured in terms of their caloric energy intake - dropped by at least 40 percent since 1990, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva noted in a policy speech made today at the start of the biennial FAO Regional Conference for Europe: "But despite overall positive trends regarding food security, others forms of malnutrition still persist and continue to be a problem, affecting all the nations in this diverse region," Graziano da Silva added. For example, in 48 of 53 countries in the wider Europe and Central Asia region, the combined overweight and obesity prevalence in the adult population exceeds 55 percent, while relatively high rates of stunting continue to be seen among children in the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Date: 27.05.2016 | Views: 136

FAO is launching new project, Service-Oriented Management on Irrigation, aimed at increasing productivity and modernizing irrigation system of Tajikistan. According to FAO Tajikistan, the direct beneficiaries of the 2-year project with a budget of $468 000 will be private (dehqon) farmers, also members of local Water Users Association (WUA) and the Water Users Associations’ Federation in the Govkush canal irrigation system, in the Vahdat district, in the Kofarnihon River basin, and in the Fayzobod district. “The project will enable water users of pilot regions to enhance knowledge capacity on water management and to adopt best FAO practices in increasing profitability irrigated agriculture,” - said Mr Viorel Gutu, FAO Representative in Tajikistan.

Date: 20.05.2016 | Views: 170

7 facts on climate change & food production for sustainable development On the frontline of climate change, effects are real and measurable. As climate change evolves, food and agriculture need to follow suit. Rising temperatures, changes in rainfall, erratic weather patterns and the prevalence of pests and diseases resulting from climate change threaten agricultural productivity and therefore undermine global food security. Simultaneously, the world’s population is growing steadily and expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. To meet this growing demand, agriculture and food systems must adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and become more resilient, productive and sustainable. In celebration of this year’s World Food Day theme ‘Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too,’ here are 7 facts around climate change and some of the things FAO is doing to mitigate its effects on agriculture.

Date: 18.05.2016 | Views: 167

National consultations organized by FAO in Tajikistan held today will assist local and international partners to integrate resilience strategies into their policies and action plans, and adopt and expand the use of climate-smart agriculture practices. According to FAO CO in Tajikistan, the project corresponds to achieving one of its five Strategic Objectives – namely to “make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable” in Central Asia and Turkey. The national consultations were reportedly held under the project “Integrated natural recourses management in drought-prone and salt-affected agricultural production landscapes in Central Asia and Turkey” financed by Global Environment Facility (GEF), aimed at development of mechanisms to minimize pressures and negative impacts from drought and salinity, reduce risks and vulnerability to climate change, and enhance capacity to cope with or adapt with environmental changes.

Date: 03.06.2016 | Views: 124

FAO Food Price Index inches up in May, Food Outlook report notes role of burgeoning reserves 2 June 2016, Rome - Global food commodity markets are on a stable path for the year ahead, with solid production prospects and abundant stocks pointing to a broadly stable outcome for prices and supplies, FAO said today. Lower food prices than last year means that the world's food import bill are on course to fall to $986 billion this year - below $1 trillion for the first time since 2009 - even as traded volumes increase, according to FAO's biennial Food Outlook. Wheat production in 2016 will outstrip utilization for the fourth year in a row, boosting inventories of the world's most important cereal to a 15-year high, with major surges in China and the United States.

Date: 08.04.2016 | Views: 379

FAO Food Price Index up slightly in March as sugar prices jump April 2016, Rome - World cereal production in 2016 is set to amount to 2 521 million tonnes, just 0.2 percent off last year's large output and the third-highest global performance on record, according to FAO's first forecast for the new season, released today. Large inventory levels and relatively sluggish global demand mean that market conditions for staple food grains appear stable for at least another season, the agency's latest Cereal Supply and Demand Brief predicts.

Date: 28.12.2015 | Views: 1474

Dear Friends, The last pages being torn out of the wall calendar and with them all lost, progress, and achievements, has been transformed into a page in history. New 2016 year is coming to each of us. Let meet New Year with a positive mood, good intentions, and wonderful plans. It time to accept the best moments and leave all unpleasant. It time to start new actions, set new goals for achieving the high peaks.

Date: 15.07.2015 | Views: 25452

Dear colleagues, partners and friends, We are pleased to share with you good news. Now the market price not only of Tajikistan, but also market prices of Kyrgyzstan and are available through a mobile application. Neksigol Mushovir together with Agro-Asia (Kyrgyzstan) has developed mobile application “Central Asia Market Prices”. The app is especially useful for producers, processors and sellers of fresh vegetables, fruits and berries. The app provides information on market prices of 23 kinds of agricultural products in two markets of Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek and Osh) and more than 70 kinds of agricultural products in eight markets of Tajikistan (Dushanbe, Khujand, Kurgan-Tube, Khorugh, Istaravshan, Kulob, Isfara and Rasht). Using the app settings you can get information on prices in KGS, TJS, Russian rubles, USD and Euros. The number of markets and list of agricultural products in Kyrgyzstan will be extended. And in the near future we will extend coverage and add market prices of other Central Asian countries.

Date: 14.07.2015 | Views: 25425

Dear colleagues, partners and friends, The month of Ramadan - month of mercy and forgiveness, generosity, cleanness and increase the good deeds is being completed and we are on the eve of our Holiday- Eid al-Fitr.

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