17 May 2009
FAO Technical Cooperation Programme
The Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) supports the FAO Member Nations through small projects which address specific problems in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors. The aim of a TCP project is to produce tangible and immediate results in the battle against hunger and to catalyse long-term changes. Since its creation in 1976, the TCP has funded projects worth more than US$ 1.1 billion. The TCP mobilizes the technical expertise of the entire Organization. It is managed by FAO's Technical Cooperation Department and is coordinated by the Technical Cooperation Programme Service (TCOT). TCOT works in close cooperation with FAO's technical and operational units at its headquarters in Rome, and in the decentralized offices, to identify the most appropriate solutions to the problems faced by governments, national institutions and the beneficiary rural communities.
Author/Organization: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)
Topics: animal welfare/general concepts