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...
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),...
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
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.
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...
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