South-South Cooperation

Success stories

23 Nov 2016
Interview with Carlos Watson, Team Leader, South-South Cooperation, FAO, on the online platform aimed at facilitating cooperation among the global south.  23 November 2016, Rome. Widely known as the “Gateway”, this tool developed by FAO fosters support to South-South Cooperation by putting southern expertise and national capacities at the reach of FAO Member countries. The Gateway also gives great visibility to the existing national expertise and facilitates solution exchanges. 35 institutions from 11 countries have joined the platform since it was launched in 2015. We talked to Carlos Watson about this ‘marketplace-like’ tool that matches Southern Expertise and needs. How would you...
26 Oct 2016
African countries yield positive results thanks to the Purchase from Africans for Africa initiative, that adapts the Brazilian successful school feeding model and public food procurement from family farmers 20 October 2016, Rome. Since 2014 Brazil no longer features on the World Hunger Map. Its powerful National School Feeding Programme, within the framework of the national Zero Hunger programme, has been key in eradicating hunger. Its valuable experience is now being shared with African countries through South-South Cooperation in order to adapt the approach to their local realities. Brazil’s successful model, which goes beyond providing school meals...
13 Apr 2016
Five years ago, a programme was launched in Latin America and the Caribbean with the goal to provide students with nutritious food, promoting food and nutrition education, and stimulating the local economy.  The “Strengthening School Feeding Programmes in the Framework of the Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean 2025 Initiative” began with the collaboration of five countries, and today the number has grown to 14.
30 Sep 2015
Despite Latin America’s recent success in reducing the number of people affected by hunger by 24 percent, over 49 million people still go hungry every day. The region produces enough food, however, poverty prohibits people’s access to nutritious meals. Children in particular are severely affected, as inadequate nutrition not only results in poor health; it reduces their life prospects in the long-term. Hunger decreases children’s cognitive performance, participation and often results in absenteeism... Read more!
22 Sep 2015
In Southern Africa, smallholder agricultural production remains low, leaving farmers unable to meet household and national food requirements. Low production levels, particularly for cereal crops, are largely the result of erratic and unreliable rainfall rates and the failure of agricultural techniques to mitigate such conditions. Compounded by farmers’ inefficient use of agricultural resources (use of labour, soil supplements and rain water) current farming methods often contribute to soil degradation. Other factors include the limited use of improved seed and fertilizers, and inadequate agricultural extension systems. Increasing productivity in the face of climate variability is central to strengthening the resilience of...
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