One Country One Priority Product (OCOP)

The Global Action on Green Development of Special Agricultural Products: One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) is a five-year programme (2021-25) launched by FAO to promote at global, regional and local levels the Special Agricultural Products with unique qualities and special characteristics that can contribute to 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.
In placing the production, distribution and marketing models of smallholders and family farming at the centre of interventions, the OCOP helps countries leverage their potential and identify the special agricultural products adapted to their agroecological production systems and national or cultural heritage, ensuring improved access to stable markets and acting as a key entry point for reaching their defined priorities.

Since the launch of the OCOP in September 2021, over 70 Members from all five regions have expressed their strong, preliminary interest in promoting the green development of over 50 special agricultural products.
FAO’s Global Action on One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) country projects launched
03/11/2022

Over 70 nations from five FAO regions designated as potential project countries with the first five demonstration countries named – Bangladesh, Egypt, Malawi, Trinidad and Tobago and Uzbekistan.

FAO launches the Global Action on One Country One Priority Product in the Near East and North Africa
20/06/2022

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the Near East and North Africa has launched today the implementation of the Global Action on Green Development of Special Agricultural Products: One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) in the region. 

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Asia-Pacific countries keen to promote ‘One Country One Priority Product’ to showcase their best agricultural products
10/05/2022

Countries across Asia and the Pacific are joining an initiative to promote and showcase the ‘best of the best’ of their special agricultural products – a move designed to ensure a high level of participation from smallholders to producers to exporters and others all along the value chain.

‘One Country One Priority Product’ launches in Africa
11/03/2022

Africa becomes first region to launch new initiative to drive green production. 

FAO begins process of implementing “One Country One Priority Product” Initiative
26/10/2021

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has started implementing a new initiative helping countries promote their most distinctive agricultural products, in an important step towards transforming agri-food systems.

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FAO launches Global Action on One Country One Priority Product
07/09/2021

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today launched its Global Action on Green Development of Special Agricultural Products: One Country One Priority Product (OCOP). This Action aims to develop green and sustainable value chains for special agricultural products, support small and family farmers reap the full benefits of a global market and ultimately help the transformation of current agri-food systems and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Pilot Countries

With over 80 countries, OCOP spans over all regions and promotes Special Agricultural Products (SAPs) through targeted projects as well as joint activities with other programmes and initiatives, to progressively mainstream the development of SAPs.

All FAO Members are encouraged to join the OCOP and submit proposals based on their own demand, priorities and comparative advantage. 

Learn more about how to apply for country projects