South-South cooperation on agriculture a key ingredient for Zero Hunger


South-South cooperation on agriculture a key ingredient for Zero Hunger

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2 November 2018, Changsha CHINA - Government representatives attending the Ministerial Forum on South-South Cooperation in Agriculture have today committed to greater South-South cooperation on agriculture and rural development to increase momentum towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of ending poverty and hunger.

The Changsha Declaration, formalized at the end of today's forum, sets out plans to include South-South cooperation principles into national policies and programmes, and was agreed to by 26 countries and 11 international organizations.

"As the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted in 2015 by world leaders calls for the eradication of extreme poverty, hunger and all forms of malnutrition, more and more we need to mobilize private sector financing in support of the 2030 Agenda, as without the private sector we will never achieve the desired goals by 2030," the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said during his closing remarks.

The result of this Ministerial Forum will provide new momentum for international development cooperation, and will be an important contribution to the second UN Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) to be held in Argentina next year. 

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