FAO plays a major role in facilitating South-South Cooperation (SSC). By promoting national leadership and strengthening countries’ capacities to sustainably lead their own development processes, South-South Cooperation supports member countries’ in meeting their priorities.
FAO’s global South-South Cooperation efforts focus on:
- The exchange and uptake of development solutions at the grassroots level: reaching individual farmers and local change agents by deploying experts and enabling educational and technology exchanges
- Promoting platforms for knowledge networking at the institutional level: strengthening organizational capacity through networking among institutions, innovation generators, South-South Cooperation promoters and knowledge users
- Providing upstream policy support for South-South Cooperation: targeting decision makers as an important pathway to achieving agricultural development impact
- Fostering an enabling environment for effective South-South Cooperation: enhancing technical SSC capacity at FAO headquarters and decentralized offices , mobilizing adequate resources, broadening partnerships and strategic alliances.