One Country One Priority Product (OCOP)

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18/04/2024

18 April 2024: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research – Indian Institute of Millets Research (ICAR-IIMR) organized an international webinar on ‘Development of Millets in In...

12/04/2024
China has launched the One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) China Tea Programme and the International Tea Day Campaign 2024 with a launch event held on 12 April in Dongguan, Guangdong province.
04/04/2024
Key stakeholders and representatives from 11 project countries convened virtually to launch a new project aimed at expanding the FAO One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) Initiative. The inception workshop, held on 3 April 2024, focused on discussing project objectives, expected outputs and major activities, as well as reviewing the detailed work plan and budget for the project implementation. 
20/02/2024
The innovative geographical and environmental traceability tool will link consumers and growers of special agricultural products (SAPs) to promote their unique qualities and cultural importance.
20/02/2024
Speakers emphasized the vital role of science, innovation, and technology in enhancing the lives and livelihoods of farming communities, aimed at ensuring the availability of nutritious food for our people.
19/02/2024
During the FAO Regional Management Team Meeting 2024, Congo, Ethiopia, Lesotho, and Malawi shared success stories on how they are promoting special agricultural products under the FAO One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) initiative, turning strategies into action for resilient agrifood systems in Africa.
19/02/2024
FAO, through its global One Country One Priority Product programme, has launched a project to support Albania in implementing a comprehensive programme to monitor Asian chestnut gall wasps, prepare a biological control plan and build capacity among local farmers and extension officers.
05/01/2024
Representatives from government, academia, development organizations, farmers, traders, and exporters from Trinidad and Tobago, as well as eight other countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, gathered virtually on December 20 to discuss progress and priorities for the cocoa sector in Trinidad and Tobago. .
28/12/2023
Representatives from government, academia, development organizations, researchers, traders, and exporters converged in Dhaka on December 21 to chart the future of Bangladesh's jackfruit sector. Facilitated by FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Annual Meeting under the FAO One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) Initiative was held at Hotel Le Meridien, Dhaka aiming to strengthen the jackfruit value chain.
26/12/2023
Representatives from the government, academia, development organizations, researchers, traders, and exporters gathered in Cairo on 20 December to discuss the progress and priorities for the date palm sector in Egypt. The national annual meeting for the implementation of the One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) initiative in Egypt, was organized by FAO, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation.
22/12/2023
Representatives from more than 50 countries convened virtually for the 2023 Annual Meeting of the FAO OCOP initiative on 18 December 2023. The main objectives of the OCOP Annual Meeting were to review the key outputs and achievements of the OCOP implementation globally and identify the key priorities and next steps for the initiative.
15/12/2023
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with Albania’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Tourism and Environment, have recently launched in Albania the FAO One Country, One Priority Product (OCOP) programme aimed at transforming agrifood systems. Through establishing sustainable chestnut value chains, the project in Albania will foster economic growth and enable community empowerment in the pilot region of northern Tropoja. 
14/12/2023
Over 100 representatives from government, academia, development organizations, farmers, traders, and exporters gathered in Tashkent on 14 December to discuss progress and priorities for the sweet cherry sector in Uzbekistan.  The National Annual Meeting on the implementation of the One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) Initiative in Uzbekistan, was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Uzbekistan.  
12/12/2023

Türkiye has taken a major step forward to promote fig as its special agricultural product under the One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) initiative of FAO. The national launch event took place in the Fig Research Institute in Aydın, Türkiye on 7-8 December, jointly organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the FAO Country Office in Türkiye.

08/12/2023
FAO marked a significant milestone on December 6 by officially launching a global project to support the implementation of the FAO One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) initiative under the framework of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme.
07/12/2023
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, on Wednesday called on Members and all other stakeholders to provide financial, technical and human resources to support the implementation of FAO’s One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) Initiative, which can make a real impact to transform agrifood systems.
Participants at the Samoa Koko Market Day
30/10/2023

The "Koko Market Day" in Samoa has breathed new life into the country's cocoa industry, shedding light on key aspects such as improved production techniques, value addition, investment potential, and the pivotal role of cocoa in Samoan households and the national economy.

20/10/2023
The One Country One Priority Product Secretariat produces a quarterly newsletter that provides an overview of the gathering momentum of implementation for the One Country One Priority Product Initiative (OCOP).
21/09/2023

The commitment of Egypt to promote date palm as a Special Agricultural Product (SAP) received a significant boost with the establishment of the National Task Force (NTF) under the FAO One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) initiative. 

19/09/2023

The inaugural meeting of the FAO Regional Organizing Group (ROG) for the One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) initiative in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) has set a promising path for the sustainable development of the Special Agricultural Products (SAPs) in the region.