The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in close collaboration with the Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), took the first step to establish an agricultural innovation lab (i-Lab) Program in the country.
FAO provides Iranian farmers with learning opportunities on handling low water productivity challenges, monitoring local water resources, and adopting an optimal crops pattern, to increase farm-household income and reduce water withdrawal.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), as part of its ongoing efforts in supporting Iran to enhance its national capabilities to adapt and mitigate climate change, provides training opportunity for Iranian experts, enhancing their skills to scale up climate investment for the agricultural and rural development sectors, leverage partnerships with global funding bodies, and build climate-resilient development pathways.
The Representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the Islamic Republic of Iran, in partnership with the Ministry of Agricultural Jihad, commemorated World Soil Day 2020, underscoring the prominence of soil biodiversity and its central role in sustaining life on Earth and securing food and nutrition security.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agricultural Jihad, started the implementation of a technical cooperation program (TCP) to enhance the resilience of Iranian rural communities and agricultural systems and contribute to the prevention and mitigation of the effects of extreme climatic events.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), as part of its multilateral project to support Iran in reducing the agriculture water consumption in the Lake Urmia basin, equips Iranian experts with the requisite knowledge and skills to implement the advanced approach of Real Water Savings (REWAS) in the agriculture sector.
To provide an inclusive platform to address climate-related issues in Iran, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Department of Environment (DOE), as the National Designated Authority (NDA) of Green Climate Fund, joined to bring together and build capacity of around 100 local, national and international stakeholders to discuss climate finance.
The Near East and North Africa region is not on track to eliminate hunger and malnutrition; hunger is on the rise in the region; overweight and obesity levels among adults and children are spiraling upwards; and the COVID-19 pandemic affects both food security and livelihoods; these are among the major challenges highlighted at the 35th FAO Regional Conference for the Near East.
Iran has followed strategies for food security and livelihoods such as changing the cultivating season, changing cultivars, using new technologies, transferring cultivation from outdoor to indoor, limiting the cultivation of some crops such as rice in some geographical areas, increasing the volume of annually stored water through watershed management operations, soil erosion control, and also increase of forage production.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized a three-day workshop to equip Iranian experts with operational knowledge and skills required to establish a country-level Agricultural Stress Index System (ASIS).
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations delivers two more consignments of desert locust control equipment and materials to Iran to further enhance national technical capacity to prevent and decrease the damages caused by this migratory pest.