Accelerating Sustainable Climate-smart Agribusiness in Serbia and Uzbekistan

A stakeholders’ meeting in Rome marked a pivotal step towards greater private sector engagement for climate-smart agrifood systems. It was held as part of a joint project of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to decarbonize selected agrifood value chains and make them more resilient to climate change. Turning climate finance into climate action As the adverse effects of climate change outstrip the pace of change in agrifood systems, Serbia and Uzbekistan

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Joining forces to overcome Eastern Europe’s African Swine Fever threat

21/02/2024 The urgency of a coordinated response to contain the threat of African Swine Fever was high on the agenda at the recent National Convention on Animal Health, Food Safety, and Quality in Serbia. At the event, lessons were shared from an EBRD/FAO project in Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia that has taken a regional cross-sectoral approach to containing the spread of the disease. Getting a step ahead of African Swine Fever African Swine Fever (ASF) is a highly contagious and

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Finetuning prevention and early detection of African swine fever

African swine fever, an infectious viral and highly lethal disease that kills pigs and wild boar, first appeared in the Balkans and the Republic of Moldova nearly a decade ago. While not a threat to human health, the virus is a major hazard to pig farms, livelihoods, local economies, and food security. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) continue to raise awareness of African swine fever in

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The EBRD and FAO give quality wines of the Western Balkans a boost

Why the Western Balkans economies are adding wine to their export basket Wine is gaining ground when it comes to the agrifood export menus of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo1, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. Globally, 2021 marked a record for wine exports by volume, with an increase of 4.4 percent compared with 2020, and an increase of 15.5 percent in value to reach USD 34.4 billion, according to data by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine. Increases are

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