10 Aug 2020
On 31 July, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), based in Uganda, brought together representatives of universities, research institutions, family farmer organizations, and government agencies for a virtual meeting to discuss and reflect on how universities and research institutions in Africa can support family farmers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.Family farming, which predominantly relies on family labour, provides livelihoods to over 70 percent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa and accounts for 85 percent of the investments in agriculture in terms of...
03 Aug 2020
Accra – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office for Africa has launched an Africa regional COVID-19 response package and called for greater partnerships and investments to strengthen the region’s food security and agriculture during and after the pandemic. The launch took place at today’s Online Regional Dialogue on the COVID-19 response, hosted by FAO. The dialogue brought together development partners, government representatives, technical experts, the private sector, civil society, producer organizations, research institutions and others to consult on priority areas in the COVID-19 response and recovery, and to discuss opportunities to deepen partnerships in the...
South-south Cooperation
31 Jul 2020
The latest FAO-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) Programme fact-sheet was launched today. It touches on the importance and uniqueness of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) approaches to support countries facing transboundary challenges, such as high-impact transboundary animal diseases (TADs). This edition showcases the achievements brought about by the joint initiative between the SSC Programme, FAO’s Strategic Programme and technical units involved in the control of TADs. The core accomplishment of this initiative has been the empowering of recipient countries and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) to become providers of knowledge and expertise via SSTC – in this particular case study in Zimbabwe, for the...
Resource Partners
29 Jul 2020
FAO Regional Office for Africa Africa Regional Dialogue “Joint action on COVID-19: Boosting our Africa Food and Agriculture Response” African Ministers for Agriculture have emphasized the importance of ensuring food security and nutrition, and continuing agricultural activities during the response to COVID-19 – including production, marketing, harvesting, storage and value addition.
South-south Cooperation
23 Jul 2020
23 July 2020 - The FAO-China South-South-Cooperation (SSC) Programme jointly with the FAO Global Action for Fall Armyworm (FAW) control and in close collaboration with FAO’s Office of Emergency and Resilience (OER) hosted last week the Programme’s first online joint formulation technical meeting. In view of the challenges posed by the covid-19 pandemic, the Programme is adapting and innovating its work modalities, guided by its three core values: inspiration, inclusion, and innovation. Representatives of four (4) host countries, namely, China, Ghana, Kenya, and Myanmar, and the Southern partner, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA),...
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