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First Workshop: Challenges of South-South Cooperation in Strengthening Family Farming in the Cotton Sector

Lima, Perú.
22-10-13 - 24-10-13

During the 22, 23 and 24th of October 2013, the event First Workshop: Challenges of South-South Cooperation in Strengthening Family Farming in the Cotton Sector was held in Lima, Peru.

The objective was to promote socialization and exchange between the different participating stakeholders of the Project Strengthening the Cotton Sector through South-South Cooperation.

Representatives from the partner countries of the project (Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, Ecuador and Bolivia), participated in the workshop, from organizations such as the Brazilian Cooperation Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Relations (ABC/MRE), the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Brazilian Agency for Agricultural Research (Embrapa), the Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers (Abrapa), the Brazilian Cotton Institute (IBA) and other invited institutions. 

The project

To boost the cotton sector, the government of Brazil, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the member or associated countries of Mercosur have joined efforts to implement the project “Strengthening the Cotton Sector through South-South Cooperation.”

The project aims to contribute to the development of the cotton sector and family farming in the member or associated countries of Mercosur and Haiti; supporting the eradication of rural poverty through complementing technical capacities of public and private institutions, based on the Brazilian experience. Participating countries are Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina; determined by the requests received.

Presentations

  1. Presentation of the objective of the Workshop.
  2. The new strategic framework of FAO –strategic objectives.
  3. FAO Strategy and South-South Triangular Cooperation.
  4. South-South Cooperation: the present situation and perspectives.
  5. Presentation of the Cotton Project: objectives, strategies and mechanisms of implementation.
  6. Development and Current Outlook of Cotton in the world.
  7. Technological innovations in the cotton production chain, improvements in family farming and challenges for the cotton-producing countries.
  8. National Strategies for development of the cotton production chain in Peru.
  9. Program of Competitiveness for the Production of Peruvian Cotton
  10. National Strategies for development of the cotton production chain in Paraguay
  11. The cotton plan in Paraguay.
  12. National Strategies for development of the cotton production chain in Colombia.
  13. Analysis of the cotton production chain in Colombia.
  14. National Strategies for development of the cotton production chain in Bolivia.
  15. Basic Analysis of cotton production through Family Farming in Bolivia.
  16. National Strategies for development of the cotton production chain in Ecuador.
  17. National Strategies for development of the cotton production chain in Argentina.
  18. Situation of family cotton producers in Argentina.
  19. Research and the transfer of technology in the cotton sector with an emphasis on family farming
  20. Best Practices: Public Policies for the transfer of technology in the scope of family farming
  21. Rural extension: Tendencies and Perspectives.
  22. Specialized Meeting on Family Farming in MERCOSUR-REAF
  23. PESA Central America.
  24.  A cross-disciplinary work experience in territorial programs: from theory to practice.  Presentation of the video: Health education for Food and Mouth Disease- the border between Colombia and Ecuador.
  25. Experience of Cotton Four.