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South-south Cooperation
13 Sep 2019
Mozambique – FAO is supporting Zimbabwe, a land-locked country, in becoming a South South Cooperation (SSC) provider of expertise to its neighboring countries in Southern Africa on the control of a high-impact Transboundary Animal Disease (TADs), the tsetse-transmitted African Animal Trypanosomosis, AAT. This disease is a major constraint for poor livestock keepers, but it also affects human beings as the so called ‘sleeping sickness’. During the first week of September, the first SSC technical exchange activities took place in Maputo, Mozambique. An expert from Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement, Division of Tsese Control Services, visited Mozambique’s...
South-south Cooperation
06 Sep 2019
FAO, IFAD and WFP highlight the commitment of leaving no one behind in achieving SDG2
Rome - The UN Rome-based Agencies (RBAs), namely, FAO, IFAD and WFP, observed the UN Day for South-South Cooperation with an event hosted at WFP which highlighted the importance of “leaving no one behind” in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event built on the recognition of the rising importance of South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC), and the call for more investments in this area which found global endorsement earlier this year at the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40), held in March in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At this conference, SSTC was recognized as a critical driver...
South-south Cooperation
30 Aug 2019
Goiás, Brasil, 30 de agosto de 2019 – La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y Agricultura (FAO), en conjunto con la Organización Internacional del Trabajo y la Agencia Brasileña de Cooperación (ABC) promovieron una visita técnica a la Empresa Brasileña de Investigación (Embrapa) en la ciudad de Goiania (Embrapa Arroz e Feijão) de representantes de Colombia e países de África que participan de proyectos de Cooperación Sur-Sur Trilateral con el Gobierno brasileño, FAO y OIT.
Civil Society
27 Aug 2019
Slow Food y la FAO se unen para relanzar la agricultura en Siria
Roma/Damasco - Slow Food y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) han organizado esta semana un viaje de estudios al noroeste de Italia para un grupo de agricultoras sirias. Las dos organizaciones se han unido para mejorar las aptitudes de las pequeñas productoras alimentarias de Siria, todo ello con el objetivo...
South-south Cooperation
06 Aug 2019
6 August 2019 ROME, ITALY – The directors responsible for South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) at the three United Nations Rome-Based Agencies (RBAs) met at FAO headquarters to discuss collaborative strategies to leverage SSTC for sustainable development. The directors, Shengyao Tang (FAO), Ron Hartman (IFAD), Wei Wang (IFAD), and David Kaatrud (WFP), as well as Assistant Director-General Roberto Ridolfi (FAO), each expressed their...