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South-south Cooperation
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.
South-south Cooperation
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...
South-south Cooperation
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...
South-south Cooperation
16 Jul 2014
Since 2012, 31 Chinese experts and technicians have been sent to Uganda to provide technical assistance in crop production, aquaculture, horticulture, livestock and agribusiness. The team has successfully transferred 25 new technologies, and introduced 17 new varieties such as hybrid rice, foxtail millet and maize, as well as four pieces of agricultural equipment and tools. The new technologies and varieties introduced are showing quick results with improved food crops and have increased the income of farmers.
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