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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.

October ECFS Newsletter №38

17 october 2018
 In this new issue we present the results of three busy days at the Annual Eurasian Food Security Conference, which brought together more than 170 experts from Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Europe, the United States, and others. The researchers from IFPRI and ECFS publish the first results of their study China/Russia 2030: Opportunities for Central Asia Agri- Food Exports, and How to Take Advantage of Them. This issue also presents an article by the ECFS economist who took part at the Russian Crop Production conference 2018/19 who collected a generous quantity of relevant statistics on exports, cultivated area, agricultural holdings, and crop consumption. An updated event calendar for 2018/2019 is also available in this issue.

September ECFS Newsletter №37

11 september 2018
Field trips are part of the annual Eurasian Food Security Conference 2018! Here is your chance to explore the Moscow region’s food system through a number of exciting field trips to a farm, a factory, a foodbank, and a historic market! This issue of the ECFS Newsletter also discusses what happens when 3,000 soil scientists gather together, and presents findings from the APEC Food Security Week.