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01 Jul 2020
Water is a scarce natural resource consumed not only by humans, but much more by agriculture. The Isfara river in north Tajikistan, shared with Kyrgyzstan, has been the centre of conflicts over water for many years until five United Nations Agencies stepped in to foster cooperation through fair and sustainable water management under the framework of the South-South Cooperation.
29 Jun 2020
The People’s Republic of China has been one of FAO’s main partners in the promotion of South–South and triangular cooperation. In terms of cooperation among developing countries, China upholds the principles of equality and mutual trust, building equal partnerships with parity of ownership and responsibility, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation, which are highly valued by FAO. Together, FAO and China offer considerable development knowledge and solutions that are relevant to South–South exchanges. After more than two decades of increasing collaboration in supporting flows of technical assistance between developing countries, FAO and China established in 2009 the FAO–China South–South Cooperation Programme, supported...
25 Jun 2020
Discussion centers on gender-responsive policy measures for resilient food systems
Parliamentarians from around the world met on June 18 for the first in a series of virtual dialogues on parliamentary action for gender equality and resilient food systems in response to Covid-19. These dialogues, hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Oxfam, will offer parliamentarians a platform to share their experiences on various topics across...
19 Jun 2020
Owing to the expertise of their highly-skilled scholars and researchers, academia and research institutions have developed knowledge and capacities that make them uniquely able to assist the Members of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). FAO created a dedicated unit to negotiate, facilitate and strengthen corporate partnerships with academia and research institutions...
15 Jun 2020
June 15, 2020. The FAO-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) Programme has just approved its first emergency project on desert locust control, which was signed by China’s Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) Mr Zhang Taolin, and by the Deputy Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Ms Beth Bechdol. The project, with a budget of USD 2 million will be implemented in Africa and Asia, specifically in Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, Uganda, and Iran. This project aims to support FAO’s global action to control the worst desert locust outbreak in decades. The locust crisis...
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