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More than 40 years ago, the first UN Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries, in Buenos Aires, laid important groundwork for South–South Cooperation, setting in motion a movement of reciprocal self-reliance that emphasizes developing countries collectively assisting one another.

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The Digital Innovation Strategy (DIS) of the Regional Office for Africa (RAF) of FAO has been prepared to respond to critical challenges facing inclusive and sustainable agrifood system transformation in sub-Saharan Africa.

It is enshrined in the new Strategic framework 2022–2030 that aims to accelerate the "transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life, leaving no one behind". 

A stronger infusion of digital technologies across operations and programmes of FAO RAF is vital for the region to successfully implement the Africa Regional Initiatives, RAF's Programmes Priority Areas (PPA) and support countries to achieve the AU Malabo Commitments and SDGs.

The Strategy evolves around three strategic pillars which seek to:

  • Improve use of quality data for country planning (Insight).
  • Develop internal digital agriculture capacity to effectively support food systems transformation (Interact).
  • Support inclusive national and regional digital agriculture ecosystems (Impact).

In the latest edition of FAO in Africa, from FAO’s Regional Office for Africa, we are celebrating World Food Day on 16th October, under the theme of leaving no one behind. It is particularly pertinent in Africa as the continent faces pockets of catastrophic food insecurity amid overall rising hunger driven by conflict, climate change and rising food prices.

In this edition, we are also sharing updates on our work for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life in Africa. Find out about the One Country, One Priority Product (OCOP) initiative in Africa, the latest news on the Hand-in-Hand Initiative, an innovative rice and fish project in Rwanda and more.

This first ever FAO in Africa: Impacts in 2021 report presents a summary of the main priorities, developments and results achieved by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the Africa region in 2021. FAO in Africa: Impacts in 2021 is organized according to the four betters identified in FAO’s Strategic Framework 2022–2031. The framework seeks to support the 2030 Agenda through the transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind. This report shows real progress is being made in Africa. However, there is still much work to do. In 2022, FAO commits to continuing to work with our partners to support countries towards achieving better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life, leaving no one behind.