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The Integrated Support to Sustainable Development and Food Security Programme (IP) was initiated in March 1998, with funding from the governments of Norway and Finland.

The IP is a normative programme, which means that the IP supports activities like policy support, training, capacity building and awareness raising.

The aim of the programme is to enhance sustainable development and food security through application of integrated and collaborative approaches both within FAO and in partner countries. Such approaches often imply institutional change and the introduction of new cross-sectoral working modes. Data collection, research and management of this information are important building bricks.

The IP is not a "blue print" project, but a continued learning process that offers both FAO and IP partner countries an opportunity to explore and experience how to implement integrated and collaborative activities and projects.

Phase I of the programme ended 31 March 2002. In this phase 27 project activities were implemented in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Namibia in partnership with more than 70 organizations.

Norway is funding a consolidation phase that started in April 2002. In Phase-II, the IP focused on HIV/AIDS and its impact on agricultural productions, food security and household resource management. Read more.

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Updated September 2003

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