South-south Cooperation
06 Jul 2020
Bogotá, 6 de julio de 2020 - La cultura ancestral del cultivo de algodón nativo en Colombia empezó a escribir una nueva historia. Desde la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, municipio de Cienaga, departamento del Magdalena, en la microcuenca del Río Frio, región de tradición cafetera, fueron cosechados los primeros 1.230 kilos de algodón orgánico en rama, producidos sin uso de químicos, en una estación experimental de la Fundación Prosierra. “Esta es la primera paca comercial de algodón nativo no transgénico en Colombia”, comen
Private Sector
06 Jul 2020
Joint projects aim to lower greenhouse gas emissions, improve land and water use, and empower smallholder farmers to reduce food losses and address the challenges of climate change
Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has signed a new partnership agreement with Rabobank, a Dutch cooperative bank, with the intention of helping targeted rural communities benefit from more inclusive, sustainable food systems. It also envisages jointly exploring the use of innovative financial instruments to bridge financing gaps in emerging markets and to promote sustainability in food systems investments. FAO and Rabobank will work with key food and agriculture sectors on a series of projects designed to help lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve land and water use, and empower smallholder farmers to address the...
South-south Cooperation
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.
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...
Parliamentary alliances
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...