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TCP “Development assistance” (D) project: These projects address technical problems in the field of agriculture, fisheries, forestry and rural livelihood that prevent Member countries, either individually or collectively, from implementing their development programmes. Projects belonging to this category aim to fill critical technical gaps by providing technical inputs that are not available locally, or that project beneficiaries cannot access through their own means, or through local support systems. The TCP provides these technical inputs in the form of: short-term expert and consultant services; short-term and practically-oriented training; limited equipment and supplies, related mainly to training.

A TCP development project has a budgetary ceiling of US$500 000 and a maximum duration of 24 months. Standards and policies apply to the type and quantity of inputs that can be provided by a TCP project. For more information consult the TCP Manual and the FAQ section of this Website.

The TCP Facility (TCPF) project is an umbrella project under which several requests for specific and very short-term assistance in any technical area falling within FAO’s mandate can be addressed. A TCP Facility project falls into the “Development assistance (D)” category. A TCP Facility project has a budgetary ceiling of US$200 000 and a maximum duration of 24 months.

All TCP projects, including the TCPF must meet the TCP approval criteria to be eligible for TCP funding. For more information consult the TCP Criteria Table and the Eligibility & criteria section of this Website.

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