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About the IP
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The main objective of the IP is to:

"promote and support interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration for improved planning and delivery of rural and agricultural development services"

Its expected outcome is two-fold:

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  • enhanced understanding within FAO and partner countries of cross-cutting issues and appreciation for added-value of more integrated and collaborative modes for sustainable development;
  • several activities, defined at country level, that show the importance of working in a more integrated and collaborative mode for sustainable development.
Guiding principles:
  • interdisciplinarity to address the multi-sectoral issues that underlie poverty and food security;
  • partnerships within FAO and with governments, other organisations and civil society;
  • continuous learning process;
  • demand-driven.
The programme seeks to:
  • include key stakeholders in the development process;
  • address the socio-economic and technical constraints that each country faces in carrying out their development plans
  • promote cross-sectoral and integrated methods for promoting development;
  • to bring together relevant expertise, not only within FAO, but also across the spectrum of relevant and interested specialised agencies and development organizations.

Comments or questions? Please contact webmaster at integrated-programme@fao.org
Updated September 2003

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this site do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.