FAO and Japan partnering to build global food security

For decades the Government of Japan has been among FAO’s foremost partners, working to build food security and promoting sustainable use of natural resources. The country is the second largest contributor to the Organization’s regular budget, a lead voluntary contributor and one of the top resource partners supporting FAO’s 2 500 ongoing field programmes. Japanese expertise and personnel are vital to the Organization’s work in sustainable agriculture, fisheries and forestry development.

FAO COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme

FAO COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme


The project funded by the Government of Japan supported both Syrian refugee and local Turkish communities to create new sources of income in food and agricultral sector. The project found three agri-food products which have strong and stable consumer demand in local markets and provided the project participants with trainings and equipment to establish small-scale production cooperatives. The cooperatives found local buyers of their products and continued to sell their products after the completion of the project in March 2020. As of June 2020, 48 percent of them successfully gained new income sources.

This fact sheet provides detailed description on the intended support to sustainable food production and use of irrigation water under FAO Iraq Japan funded project "Support to the rehabilitation of solar ground water irrigation-pumping systems in the Regained Areas -Anbar, Ninewa and Salah Al Din Governorates".

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