FAO representatives awarded for their contribution to development of agriculture in Uzbekistan
16 December 2020
- Jamshid Khodjayev, the Minister of Agriculture of Uzbekistan awarded a group of agriculture workers with “Agriculture Devotee” badge at a ceremony in honor of the “Agriculture Workers” day of Uzbekistan. Award recipients also included Vladimir Rakhmanin, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia, Viorel Gutu, FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for Central Asia, FAO Representative in Uzbekistan and Sherzod Umarov, FAO Projects Coordinator in Uzbekistan.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security. It was founded in 1945 and composed of 194 member-states.
Uzbekistan joined FAO in 2001. FAO Representation in Uzbekistan was founded in 2014. In accordance with the Country Programming Framework document that gives further guidance to their partnership through 2022, FAO provides support in three priority areas agreed with the Government of Uzbekistan: institutional and policy assistance for the Ministry of Agriculture and other government institutions; agricultural and food value chain development and market access; and sustainable management of natural resources, climate change and biodiversity.