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Putting Tunisian Olive Oil on the International Map

Investment Opportunities for Tunisian Olive Oil to branch into international export markets Since 2013, the Tunisian Government has been working to unlock the potential of its quality olive oil through a cooperation programme with the EBRD and FAO. A combination of agrifood investments, innovative marketing, and capacity-strengthening activities across the value chain seek to stimulate a transition from mass production to bottled oils. “We had productive discussions with private stakeholders to see how, together with public authorities, we can put

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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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Livestock farmers in Central Asia. Credit - EBRD

Livestock industry in Central Asia looks into digital solutions to build resilience

Dairy and meat businesses in Central Asia, especially smaller ones, are being hit by multiple shocks – from the war in Ukraine, to droughts, to the lingering effects of COVID-19. Production costs have skyrocketed, while consumers’ purchasing power has weakened, making it difficult for agribusinesses to stay afloat. One way to help small-scale farmers and agribusinesses optimize costs and be competitive is through reliable and timely knowledge and data. With that in mind, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the

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Opportunities and challenges of eating local

Ahead of Sustainable Gastronomy Day (18 June), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have issued a new publication for hotels, restaurants and catering enterprises (HoReCa) on how best to source food from local suppliers. Developed as part of EBRD/FAO joint efforts to support local small and medium agrifood enterprises and develop shorter, more sustainable agrifood supply chains in Eastern and Central Europe, Central Asia, and the Southern and Eastern

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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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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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