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April ECFS Newsletter №44

18 april 2019
IFPRI launched the Global Food Policy Report 2019, which highlights the urgency of rural revitalization to address the food security crisis in rural areas. The Newsletter discusses the chapter on Central Asia and invites you to attend the launch event on May 28 in Moscow. Next you will learn about the Ag Observatory project, which works with data to get monitor agricultural weather for food systems globally. The article also describes how ECFS plans to adopt this system. The Korea Rural Economic Institute prepared a new study resulting in a collaboration with the World Bank and ECFS. Scientists describe the agricultural research and extension system in Korea and how can it be implemented in Eurasian countries, as discussed in the third article. The Newsletter ends with an updated Calendar of Events for 2019

March ECFS Newsletter №43

18 march 2019
In 2019, ECFS began to develop an Integrated Food Security Index for Eurasia, which we describe in the first article of this issue. The Newsletter also discusses the major organizations that are dealing with the problems of soil organic carbon in the world and the issues they face, as well as a meeting with the GRA and CIRCASA in Colombia. At the end of the Newsletter you will find an updated Calendar with events of 2019.

February ECFS Newsletter №42

12 february 2019
The February issue of the Newsletter is dedicated to nutrition and health. Medical direction experts of ECFS launch a new research project on getting new data to support the school feeding program in Armenia, as well as review the CAPNUTRA symposium in Bulgaria on sustainable food systems. The Calendar of Events 2019 is again replenished with new activities in the field of food security. Don’t forget to register for the most interesting to you.

January ECFS Newsletter №41

14 january 2019
ECFS published the third annual series of research projects (case studies) to analyze key food security issues in selected countries of the Eurasian region. The publication is now available online. Also, in the January issue, an ECFS expert discusses the main results of the FAO and IFPRI conference on accelerating the end of hunger and malnutrition in the world. Don’t forget to check the new events of 2019—see our updated Event Calendar!

Country Studies on Agricultural and Food Systems Transformation for Better Food Security and Nutrition in Eurasia Are Published

10 january 2019
Country studies on agricultural and food systems transformation for better food security and nutrition in Armenia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are now available online.    This analytical studies serve as the basis for the ECFS Flagship report. Let us recall that Because of a lack of evidence about the health and nutrition effects of various policy interventions in the Eurasian region, in 2018 the World Bank, in cooperation with ECFS, initiated the development of biannual flagship publications on Food and Nutrition Security in Eurasian Region.

Case Study Publication «Food Security in Eurasia 2018»

28 december 2018
To make the general public and decision makers better aware of these challenges, the World Bank and the Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) has initiated a series of research projects (case studies) to analyze key food security issues in selected countries of the region. This is the second volume that continues the series and covers Armenia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Russia (the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)), and Uzbekistan.

December ECFS Newsletter №40

17 december 2018
In the new issue of the Newsletter, we have summed up the World Soil Day 2018 event, which ECFS has organized for the third year in a row. We also review the work of our colleagues, who have returned from two APEC conferences in China where they presented the results of their research. In addition, before the holidays we have gifts for you: two new publications on human capital in the field of soil science, the links to which you will find inside. We wish you a wonderful holiday and look forward to being in touch in the New Year!

Human Capital in Soil Science in Africa, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus

30 november 2018
The Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) has brought to the attention of the World Bank the apparently diminishing capacity in soil expertise and stagnant or shrinking job market for soil experts in many regions that suffer from food insecurity. This observation largely reflects the perception of the trend voiced by many African soil science professors and post-graduate students who gathered at the RUFORUM meeting in Cape Town in 2015; it was reiterated at the World Soil Day meetings (2016 and 2017) organized by the ECFS with the support of the World Bank in Moscow. Such a perception of trends in soil science within the education community raises concern for sustainable development in the agricultural, forestry, and nature conservation sectors around the world.

November ECFS Newsletter №39

20 november 2018
In the new issue of the Newsletter, we have summed up the World Soil Day 2018 event, which ECFS has helped to organize for the third year in a row. We also review the work of our colleagues, who have returned from two APEC conferences in China where they presented the results of their research. In addition, before the holidays we have gifts for you: two new publications on human capital in the field of soil science, the links to which you will find inside. We wish you a wonderful holiday and look forward to being in touch in the New Year!

First Results of the Joint ECFS/IFRPI Project China/Russia 2030: Opportunities for Central Asia Agri-Food Exports, and How to Take Advantage of Them

17 october 2018
Analytical studies conducted in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan are published. The main report on the project "China 2030: opportunities for agriculture in Central Asia" will be based on these studies.