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Release of 2019 Technical Cooperation Programme Report

First report in new series shows how FAO delivers timely and flexible development and emergency assistance, while catalysing results towards the Sustainable Development Goals


The 2019 Report of the Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) examines the role of the TCP to deliver FAO technical assistance for agriculture, food and nutrition in response to countries’ most pressing needs. The first in a new series of annual TCP reports, it provides insights to FAO Members, governments and other stakeholders on the tangible and lasting achievements of TCP-funded projects completed in 2018. It also features a foreword by the Director-General, setting the tone for the further development of the Programme.

The report covers 304 projects implemented in 130 countries and benefiting more than 400 000 people and their communities, including farmers and producers, livestock breeders, food business operators, displaced groups, government staff and other stakeholders. It also features a number of selected in-depth stories to highlight the results of the TCP’s catalytic work and provides details on the typical interventions and results of the Programme.

Among the numerous stories in the report are narratives on how TCP initiatives:

- implemented urban and peri-urban agriculture projects in Bolivia, including assistance in the production, preparation and consumption of organic vegetables for 832 families, resulting in an increase of USD 64.65 in average monthly income.

- provided emergency assistance for 662 vulnerable drought-affected pastoral and agro-pastoral households in Kenya, resulting in a near 100 percent survival of the animals in targeted counties and increased milk production.

- promoted integrated home and school garden approaches for food and nutrition security in Myanmar, including training 80 government staff members, setting up 225 hydroponic gardens and conducting 21 nutrition-training events.

Beyond detailing characteristic projects and their immediate results, this report gives ample evidence of how the cumulative effects of the Programme exceed the value of TCP appropriation. For example, a USD 470 000 emergency project in the Philippines produced food crops with an estimated value of USD 1.15 million, and a project in Pakistan helped trigger more than USD 47 million for the control of foot-and-mouth disease. Overall, the 304 TCP projects covered by the report (total budget of USD 78.3 million) contributed to the mobilization of USD 190 million.  


In short, the 2019 TCP report demonstrates both the intrinsic relevance and results of the work carried out by the Programme, as well as how it leverages FAO’s technical expertise to strengthen and expand cooperation, implementation and resource mobilization with and for Members.

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