Sustainable Production

Stimulating open innovation and investment in sustainable agrifood investment

World Food Forum/Global Youth – 17 October 2023 How can young disruptive thinkers gain access to the resources they need to test their ideas in real market conditions and potentially bring them to scale? The answer explored in this dynamic EBRD/FAO event held as part of the World Food Forum/Global Youth 2023 is to partner with large agrifood companies who are opening their doors to fresh ideas that are environmentally sustainable, and economically and socially inclusive. The event followed the

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Moroccan olive oil players saw how Portuguese peers have built a thriving industry

Morocco has taken steps in recent years to raise the profile of its olive oils – both at home and abroad – by improving quality standards, productivity and efficiency, from field to shelf. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are supporting Morocco in this quest. Technical assistance combined with EBRD lending operations complement investments along the olive oil supply chain targeting different players, from farmers and economic

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A cut above – Pruning for resilient olive oil production in West Bank and Gaza Strip

A training program, organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization on pruning and irrigation best practices began last month as part of efforts to build olive oil sector capacity in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The program, supported by Netherlands through EBRD’s Multi-donor Trust Fund, had started in the West Bank, and was repeated in Gaza Strip the following days. Cultivating olives for resilient production and sustainable livelihoods Olive oil production

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Sharing innovations in irrigation and pruning to help Jordan’s olive trees thrive

Technical training on good pruning and irrigation techniques targeted technicians and extension service agents of the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). Practical workshops for farmers and support services took place in Al-Karak, Al-Salt and Irbid – the country’s most important olive growing regions. The sessions were geared at boosting plant health and yields, cutting production costs, promoting efficient harvesting methods and reducing water usage. “Maximising harvests for farmers and promoting good irrigation techniques remains very important from both economic and

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EBRD and FAO look at how cities are changing farming

Modern urban agriculture represents an innovative response to the food requirements of an increasingly urban global population. But how do we reimagine the links between cities, nature and agriculture? The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are launching a multifaceted global study on urban agriculture. The results will inform ERBD’s decisions in its countries of operation. The study will identify promising areas for urban and peri-urban agriculture

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