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01 Sep 2017
Last July, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and FAO signed an interagency agreement within the framework of a UNIDO/Global Environment Facility (GEF) project, to implement the Strategic Action Programme in support of the sustainable management of the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem. In this context UNIDO, as the implementing and contributing agency, entrusted FAO with the task of providing technical assistance to the Mexican national fisheries institute (Instituto Nacional de Pesca – INAPESCA) to execute the project’s key activities. UNIDO`s total contribution amounts to USD 1.8 million. These activities mainly consist in supporting the...
31 Aug 2017
Opportunities and concrete actions needed to strengthen the sector were identified, starting with the development of a South-South exchange network between countries of both continents
Maceió, Alagoas (Brazil), 31 August 2017 - About 100 people, including 32 Latin American representatives from six countries and 36 African representatives from 14 African countries, participated in the dialogue: “Challenges and Opportunities for South-South Cooperation in the Cotton Value Chain”, which was carried out parallel to the 11th Brazilian Congress of Cotton, in the city of Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil. The dialogue, organized by the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC/MRE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), promoted the exchange of experiences for the identification of challenges, and proposals for...
28 Aug 2017
The cooperation will generate new tools for the Monitoring and Evaluation of the country's fishing resources
28 August 2017, El Salvador - The technical team of the Centre for the Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture (CENDEPESCA) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), shared a strengthening process to develop fisheries and aquaculture research, and for the application of sorting and management models of fishery resources. The training was developed by the Under-Secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism of Chile, within the framework of South-South Cooperation between this South American country and El Salvador, with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The purpose of...
28 Aug 2017
FAO facilitates knowledge exchange through South-South Cooperation schemes
Accra, 28 August 2017 – FAO and Ghana have created a knowledge exchange platform (KEP) for reducing rural poverty to share the national knowledge on rural poverty reduction (programmes and initiatives) with neighbouring countries through South-South Cooperation (SSC) schemes.  Ghana has recently made great progress in reducing rural poverty and looks forward to share some of their successful experiences that could benefit neighbour countries facing similar challenges as those they have recently overcome.  “Solutions that work best in one southern country are of greater possibility of working well in another,” said Dr Abebe Haile Gabriel, Deputy Regional Representative for Africa and FAO...
24 Aug 2017
The two UN Organizations join forces to prove common perceptions on cash transfers are wrong, showing how social protection can help achieve SDG1 and SDG2.
FAO and UNICEF are strengthening their partnership to promote the expansion of social protection as one pathway out of poverty. A new joint study refutes some of the misperceptions and criticisms around cash transfers in the context of sub-Saharan Africa, the region currently home for three quarters of world’s extreme-poor. These myths include: “cash is wasted on alcohol and tobacco”, “transfers are just hand-outs”, “cash creates dependency”, “transfers lead to negative economic...