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FARMING IN NEW ZEALAND!

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FAMILY FARMING!

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FAO UNVEILS NEW TECHNICAL PLATFORM FOR FAMILY FARMING…

The objective is to promote the sharing of knowledge and innovation across regions… Family farms account for 90 percent of all agricultural holdings in the world, covering a wide range of production systems and peoples, and their thriving is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) number 1 (no …

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SMALL RUMINANTS PROJECT GAIN PACE WITH THE OFFICIAL PARTICIPATION OF TURKMENISTAN

News release… The project aims to increase capacities to analyse and improve the efficiency of small ruminant production systems in each participating country and the Central Asian subregion as a whole… 20 December 2021, Ashgabat – FAO and the Government of Turkmenistan signed an agreement on 11 December 2021 for the joint implementation …

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WHAT DOES THE FINNISH CENTRAL UNION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS AND FOREST OWNERS DO?

The Central Union of Agricultural producers and Forest Owners (MTK) is an interest organization representing farmers, forest owners and rural entrepreneurs in Finland. In 2017 MTK celebrated it’s 100 years of anniversary together with 100 years anniversary of Finland’s independence. MTK has over 316 000 members in local agricultural producers’ …

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FAO AND THE ANTALYA AGRICULTURE COUNCIL DISCUSSED THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES…

Press release… FAO and the Antalya Agriculture Council place the 2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV) under the spotlight… The event emphasized the importance of the fruit and vegetable sector for human health and rural economies… 14 December 2021, Virtual event  – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United …

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WOMEN’S COOPERATIVES IN GİRESUN MEET TO DEVELOP COMMERCIAL SKILLS…

Executives of seven women’s cooperatives in the Black Sea province of Giresun have attended a five-day entrepreneurship course with support from the governor’s office and a German foundation. “These kind of trainings are vital for the women cooperatives, which have been growing in number in recent years, in order to …

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AGRICULTURAL E-COMMERCE MAY BE A KEY ENABLER FOR AFRICA!

One of the many new ways of doing business that emerged during the Covid-19 lockdown was agricultural e-commerce, or online trading of agricultural commodities, fresh produce and even livestock. Like most technological disruptors, this form of trade provides many benefits to buyers and sellers alike, but is it here to …

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PROJECT TO SUPPORT WOMEN COOPS STARTS IN PILOT PROVINCES…

A project to support and improve women cooperatives in Turkey, conducted by three ministries and funded by the European Union, has started in 24 out of the country’s entire 81 provinces, daily Milliyet reported. “The Improvement of Women Cooperatives” project, coordinated by the Family and Social Policies Ministry, Forestry and …

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