Experts discuss cross-sectoral collaboration 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in food and agriculture

5 July 2016

Experts are meeting with FAO and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy on 5-6 July to discuss effective cross-sectoral coordination at the country level as a means of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in food and agriculture. Participants are discussing and analysing key factors and approaches to advance multi-stakeholder collaboration in order to holistically address social, economic and environmental dimensions and to strengthen engagement and governance.

FAO’s strategic framework is broadly aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and is devised to promote an integrated approach to poverty and hunger eradication and the sustainable management of natural resources. It encourages interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral and multi-stakeholder collaborations, and stricter accountability for results at all levels. Coordination, collaboration and stakeholder partnerships are key to effective cross-sectoral work.

Meeting participants are building on the extensive experience of both FAO and ICRAF in working across sectors and are identifying key challenges, as well as processes, approaches and institutional arrangements that have facilitated effective coordination in the past. Country experts are sharing various case studies representing the FAO and ICRAF experience and networks. The two-day session will also provide FAO with recommendations for further work, including the development of tools to promote successful coordination and engagement at the country level.

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last updated:  Thursday, July 14, 2016