South-South Cooperation

Success stories

12 May 2015
Agricultural production and productivity in sub-Saharan Africa remain significantly lower than the global average. There is an urgent need to address the production gap and enhance the adaptive capacity of Africa’s agricultural landscapes, considering the rapidly growing population and changing climate. Interest in enhancing sustainable rice and aquaculture productivity across the continent is at an all-time high. 
18 Feb 2015
No one feels the effects of climate change quite like farmers. In Mongolia, the growing season lasts for just 90 days and weather conditions have grown increasingly unpredictable, affecting crop production and, in turn, dietary diversity and nutrition. Malnutrition is high and diets are highly imbalanced.
27 Nov 2014
The SSC programme started during the Obasanjo regime, with the signature of the first Tripartite Agreement between Nigeria, China and FAO  in February 2003 to launch e the first phase of the programme. The Government of Nigeria has been proactive in soliciting and coordinating exchange of knowledge through SSC and has allocated a total of USD 42.0 million from its own budget in support of the programme implementation.
17 Sep 2014
Aquaculture production in sub-Saharan Africa remains low with a per capita consumption of 9.1 kg/year. The potential is unexploited, and countries such as the Republic of Namibia, which has one of the most productive fishing grounds in the world, also has great potential for freshwater aquaculture development due to its favorable weather conditions. However, there is a lack of high-quality fish seed and feed available, as well as limited technical capacity in the aquaculture industry. This project is finding innovative ways to produce fish in remote areas. Farmed fish can provide additional income and could guarantee a steady supply to...
10 Sep 2014
In March 2012, a Chinese livestock technician arrived at a poultry farm in northeastern Nigeria to provide support under an FAO-Nigeria-China, South-South Cooperation project. The three hectare farm had 430 layer hens with an egg production rate of only 25 percent. In addition, those eggs lacked vitamin B1. The technician immediately proposed changing the hens’ feed to one rich in vitamin B1, inoculating the chicks and improving hygiene practices. The result: A 60 percent increase in egg production, lower mortality rate and increased growth rate of the poultry. At the same time, Chinese technicians visiting Nigeria’s rice-producing areas found farmers...
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