Integrated Production and Pest Management Programme in Africa
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Communication and knowledge sharing plays a crucial role in supporting inclusive and people-centred initiatives for agricultural innovation and sustainable livelihoods.


The Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction Programme seeks to concretely improve the way in which the global community works together to eradicate hunger and malnutrition.

The partnership between the EU and FAO is sound and growing fast. FAO is currently carrying out over 150 EU-funded projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle-East and Latin-America.

The Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) considers reduced reliance on pesticides as a principle element of its focus on Sustainable Production Intensification and Pesticide Risk Reduction.

Save and Grow addresses the crop production dimension of sustainable food management. In essence, it calls for “greening” the Green Revolution through an ecosystem approach that draws on nature’s contributions to crop growth, such as soil organic matter, water flow regulation, pollination and bio-control of insect pests and diseases.

CountrySTAT is a web-based information technology system for food and agriculture statistics at the national and subnational levels. In practice, it acts as a one stop center which centralizes and integrates the data coming from various sources and allows to harmonize it according to international standards while ensuring data quality and reliability.

Since 2010, the Government of Spain has supported the regional project APRAO [Improvement of Rice Production in West Africa] with total funding of USD 5.8 million primarily for responding  to soaring food prices in the region. To achieve this, the project’s immediate objective is increasing rice production by enhancing the capacity of small-scale seed enterprises and farmers with a particular focus on the active involvement of women. The project targets countries among those most affected by the soaring food prices, that are Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal.

South-South Cooperation is the mutual sharing and exchange of development solutions - knowledge, experiences and good practices, policies, technology and resources - between and among countries in the global South.

Triangular Cooperation involves partnerships between two or more developing countries along with a third partner, typically a traditional resource partner and/or multilateral organization.

FAOdata brings together statistics, maps, pictures (and soon documents) on nutrition, food and agriculture from throughout the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, providing easy access, a powerful search engine and data visualizations all in one convenient location.