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PROJECTS FEATURES
The Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) makes FAO experience and expertise available to requesting governments, through TCP “Development assistance” (D) projects, which include the TCP Facility (TCPF) project modality or TCP “Emergency assistance” (E) projects.

All TCP projects, including the TCP Facility, must meet the TCP approval criteria to be eligible for TCP funding. The eligibility of the TCP project proposals falling under the “D” category will be analysed based on the set of 10 TCP Criteria for development assistance while the eligibility of the TCP project proposals falling under the “E” category will be analysed based on the set of 10 TCP Criteria for emergency assistance. These criteria have been endorsed by FAO’s Governing Bodies and are applicable since January 2010.They are described in the TCP Criteria Table which is a part of the TCP Manual.

The standards and policies applied to the type and quantity of inputs that can be provided, the responsibilities for the project approval process and, in some cases, for its subsequent implementation, will differ between “D” and “E” projects. For more information consult the TCP Manual and the FAQ section of this Website.

TCP may be used in all areas of action that pertain to FAO’s mandate. TCP projects can thus address, among others, issues related to food security, poverty reduction, nutrition, institutional reform, policy and strategy formulation, strengthening of production and support systems in the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors, market access and international trade, management of natural resources, pest and disease prevention and management, pre-investment activities and formulation of project proposals to leverage additional resources for rural development, implementation of international standards, needs assessments and emergency response, etc. Examples of TCP project stories are illustrated in the TCP at work area of this website.

A member of the the Egunda women's group in Rundu, Namibia, makes marula jam as part of a TCP project. [more]
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