For over 25 years, the EBRD and FAO have joined forces to promote more sustainableinclusiveefficient and 
resilient agrifood systems, implementing close to 200 technical assistance projects together in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Türkiye and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.

The success of these projects is largely due to the EBRD and FAO’s consistent efforts to create opportunities for constructive dialogue between private playerspublic authorities and other international financial institutions.

AGtivate presents the achievements of some of the EBRD/FAO projects with a view to trigger reactions from other investment practitioners interested in making agrifood systems more sustainable.

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The Water-Energy-Land Nexus is a concept highlighting the interdependence of water, energy and land, applied in this Programme to the agrifood sector. These relationships in the agrifood sector are complicated, necessitating a comprehensive approach to finding solutions for the optimal utilization of these vital resources across the water, energy and food & land nexus.
In the context of supply disruptions due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, this project is supporting Tunisia to improve the efficiency of its grain sector through greater private sector participation, improving its resilience to market shocks.
Tunisia is boosting the quality and profile of its olive oil through an initiative that is also helping small and medium producers and processors access lucrative export markets.
Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine are working to manage the risks of transboundary animal diseases which devastate wild and domestic animal populations threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of people.
This EBRD and FAO project focuses on the need for a new generation of infrastructure to serve agrifood systems that supports progress towards improved economic and financial efficiency, climate resilience, lower stress on natural resources and reduced emissions over their lifecycle.
Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and the West Bank and Gaza are improving market transparency and policies to strengthen food resilience against supply disruptions and price spikes, such as those resulting from the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Better management of natural resources is set to help Egypt, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and the West Bank diversify and boost food production.
Egypt, Jordan Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and the West Bank and Gaza broadening their supply base as part of a strategy for greater stability for imported food security crops like grain.
Digital innovations and capacity building are driving change in milk sector, connecting smallholders to processors to boost raw milk quality, steady supplies, and reduce inefficiencies.
Morocco’s olive oil industry is becoming more competitive globally with better quality products helping to increase incomes for farmers and producers.
The EBRD and FAO have embarked on a comprehensive study to assess trends, challenges and opportunities for decarbonizing agrifood systems and help countries achieve multiple Sustainable Development Goals.
As digital innovations bring new opportunities for many countries to trade safely and efficiently across international borders, the EBRD and FAO are providing the support they need to leave the paper trail behind.
The EBRD and FAO are working with partners in Georgia to strengthen its agritourism industry and create more jobs in rural areas, protect livelihoods and culinary traditions, and preserve local biodiversity.
Working closely with public and private sector partners in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine are building on their long-established export markets for grains and cereals by offering an extra serving of fresh fruit, with a side order of honey and wine.
Montenegro and Serbia are improving quality standards and labelling for a range of quality products that will promote sustainable agrifood value chains, increase market competitiveness and tap into tourism markets.
Georgia, Moldova, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are set to capitalize on increased global consumer demand for fruit and vegetables through this project to build capacity, investment and market links to boost their horticultural exports.
Disruptions during COVID-19 highlighted the urgent need to build resilience in food supply chains. Short value chains can reduce risks, boost smallholder incomes, and meet consumer demand for locally sourced fresh quality produce.
Climate-smart solutions can reduce production risks and boost trade and investment. An EBRD and FAO projectexplores the green fruit and vegetable production in Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Improving tea quality while anticipating climate risks could change the fortunes of two ancient tea-producing industries according to new reports by the EBRD and FAO.
Private agribusiness partners working with the EBRD and FAO are creating opportunities for young entrepreneurs to transform value chains across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and Türkiye to be more sustainable and inclusive.
The EBRD and FAO have visited seven cities as part of a project to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped how fresh foods are distributed and bought, paving the way for food systems that are more flexible and resilient.
The EBRD and FAO are working with the government in Serbia to enhance and upgrade the country’s irrigation systems as part of efforts to protect and increase its agricultural productivity, environmental sustainability and climate change resilience.
As the world’s urban population is set to increase to almost 70 percent by 2050, the EBRD and FAO look to more than 250 companies in over 85 countries to understand the new wave of commercial urban farming to guide investments that link technology and innovation with food, nature and people.
Identifying priority investment areas for olive oil production in the West Bank and Gaza will help diversify and expand its export markets for this resilient high-value crop.
Increasing export markets for Jordan’s olive oil will generate income for farmers and producers and boost resilience to increasing water scarcity and erratic weather.
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The EBRD and FAO are working with the government in Morocco to increase deliveries of its high-value horticultural products to both developed and prospective markets while anticipating sustainability risks posed by the expansion of key fruit and vegetable value chains in the country.
The EBRD and FAO are working in Jordan to strengthen links between local agricultural producers, traditional foods and the tourism industry, in a move that could serve up benefits for all.
Registering and promoting the Geographical Indication for Turkish pine honey could see increased exports, improved supply chain efficiency, revitalized local economies, protected biodiversity and a treat for honey connoisseurs.
With the support of the EBRD and FAO, Egyptian exporters are strengthening their capacities to increase access to and stay competitive in high-value export markets for its delicious and nutritious fruits and vegetables.
To ensure that wheat supplies flow in and pests and diseases stay out, the National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) is addressing inefficiencies along Egypt’s grain value chains with the support of the EBRD, FAO and public-private dialogues.
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