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24 Feb 2017
Targets include capacity building for developing countries to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
24 February 2017, Rome – China and FAO today agreed to strengthen further their joint efforts in South-South Cooperation, an increasingly popular initiative that is boosting technical capacity and is promoting the exchange of agriculture knowledge and techniques across a growing part of the developing world. Today’s agreements were announced at a bilateral meeting attended by senior representatives from FAO and China’s Ministry of Agriculture to review progress so far and to approve the work plan for the South-South Corporation Programme for 2017.  In...
16 Feb 2017
President Evo Morales and Director General José Graziano da Silva agree to joint proposal to Green Climate Fund
FAO is assisting Bolivia in its effort to access financial support for improved water management programs in those areas of the Andean nation that have been hardest hit by prolonged drought. At a meeting here today, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva and Bolivian President Evo Morales agreed to jointly submit a technical proposal to the UN’s Green Climate Fund requesting $250 million in support for efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change on food security and rural livelihoods in Bolivia.
15 Feb 2017
Joint FAO-Côte d’Ivoire Oversight Mission for the Sustainable Development of the Rice Food Chain
15 February 2017, Côte d’Ivoire - From 10 to 14 February 2017, a FAO delegation, accompanied by representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, as well as officials from the National Office for Rice Development, undertook an oversight mission in Côte d'Ivoire, specifically at Grand-Lahou, Gagnoa and Yamoussoukro, to ensure the technical follow-up of the activities carried out under the South-South Cooperation (SSC) projects currently under way in the country. In 2016, two projects were initiated within the framework of SSC in Côte d'Ivoire, namely the Regional project on the Partnership for Sustainable Rice Systems Development in Sub-Saharan...
15 Feb 2017
FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and representatives from Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) today re-affirmed their close collaboration on technical cooperation work in the region during an annual review of the programme.
14 Feb 2017
Chinese experts trained 400 Namibian farmers and government officials in rice, foxtail millet and horticultural production
14 Febraury 2017, Namibia. The Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry to the Republic of Namibia, Hon John Mutorwa praised 15 Chinese experts seconded to Namibia to provide technical assistance for agricultural irrigation, a central veterinary laboratory and research station in a meeting regardingcompletion of the first phase, which started in April 2015 and ends next 30 April. Mutorwa said the group did an excellent job and he was satisfied with their work. “The experts and their local counterparts have been implementing a project with well-defined objectives and outcomes covering rice and horticulture as well as veterinary policies and standards.” the...