Musa Suleiman, a commercial rice farmer, engages with workers on his farm in Bukan Sidi, Nasarawa.
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FAO’s work on South–South and Triangular Cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa

Exchanging rice-farming knowledge and technology for food security

Africa faces enormous challenges to its development: the three-pronged impacts of COVID-19, the climate crisis and the Russia/Ukraine conflict. Progress on ending hunger has been reversed, with the global extreme poverty rate rising for the first time in 20 years. Innovations and different ways of working together are urgently needed.

South–South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) offers just such a solution.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has more than 40 years of experience in working with Global South partners on agricultural development.

Africa has benefited from much of this opportunity. Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, has been host to nearly 80 percent of FAO’s work on South–South and Triangular Cooperation. With such depth of experience, the positive impacts can be demonstrated in communities across the continent.

This digital publication details FAO’s approach to South–South and Triangular Cooperation in Africa, explores recent case studies, and sketches the road ahead.