The FAO Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia will be held in Uzbekistan in May of 2020. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations office in Bishkek informed of it.
The conference is held once in two years, and the region includes over 50 countries. About 300 delegates are expected to come to the conference in Tashkent to discuss issues of food and agriculture. The primary focus will be on promoting healthy diets and preventing all forms of malnutrition, the FAO theme for 2020–2021.
“This is the first time that the FAO Regional Conference for Europe has taken place in Central Asia,” said FAO’s Goran Stavrik, who has been instrumental in organizing the past three conferences, including the 2018 conference held in Voronezh, Russian Federation. He underlined that “the initial preparations started some months ago, and the team is ready to facilitate the important deliberations of European and Central Asian countries on such important problem as food and good nutrition”.
Central Asia plays an important role in solution of international food problems as the region possesses a great potential for a significant increase in production of ecologically clean foods that is an exceptionally important factor under the modern conditions.
Europe is interested in ecologically clean production and Central Asian countries can produce it on a large scale. For this reason, the upcoming conference in Tashkent will be also devoted to issues of management of production of agricultural goods in Central Asia taking into account the European market.