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Inspiration, inclusion and innovation: FAO–China South–South Cooperation Programme (2009-2019)









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    Inspiration, inclusion and innovation: FAO–China South–South Cooperation Programme (2009-2019) 2019
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    The People’s Republic of China (China) has been one of FAO’s main partners in the promotion of South-South and triangular cooperation. In terms of cooperation among developing countries, China upholds the principles of equality and mutual trust, building equal partnerships with parity of ownership and responsibility, mutual benefit and win–win cooperation, which are highly valued by FAO. Together, FAO and China offer considerable development knowledge and solutions that are relevant to South-South exchanges. After more than two decades of increasing collaboration in supporting flows of technical assistance between developing countries, FAO and China established in 2009 the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme, supported by a Chinese Trust Fund of USD 80 million. This report reviews the Programme’s activities and achievements over the last ten years, lessons learned and prospects for the way forward. It highlights and illustrates the Programme’s distinctive features, particularly its inspiring, inclusive and innovative modalities of cooperation. Its multi-stakeholder approach brings together farmers’ cooperatives and associations, the private sector, academia and triangular partners, among other key actors. In this context, the Programme provides a platform for insights and perspectives of all development actors through its national, regional, interregional and global projects focusing on sustainable agricultural production, productivity and farmers’ livelihoods. The Programme is majorly contributing to the realization of Sustainable Development Goal 1: No poverty in all its forms everywhere; and Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
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    Programme Guidelines for Projects under the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme 2018
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    South-South Cooperation (SSC) is the mutual sharing and transfer of key development solutions, including knowledge, experiences and good practices, policies, technology, know-how, and resources, between and among countries in the global South. It is widely accepted as a complementary development cooperation instrument to the traditional North-South cooperation. SSC is considered a key instrument for promoting agricultural development and food security. The People’s Republic of China has been involved in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) SSC programme since its inception in 1996. As the first country to establish an SSC strategic alliance with FAO in 2006, China decided in 2008 to donate USD 30 million to FAO by setting up a SSC trust fund specifically in support of the FAO-China SSC Programme. Since then, China has already donated USD 80 million to support FAO’s SSC. In China, the Government designated institutions, allocated special funds, selected and dispatched qualified experts and technicians, to ensure the smooth implementation and success of the SSC programme. By the end of 2017, China has fielded more than 1 000 long-term experts and technicians in 28 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. In addition, over 1 000 High-Level (HL) Officials and experts from more than 100 countries participated in the capacity development activities including workshops, trainings and study tours, which have made great contributions to agricultural development and food security in the host countries and reflected China’s image as a responsible developing country to promote the building of a community of shared future for mankind. The SSC modality of deploying long-term experts and technicians, has become one of the most popular cooperation modalities, and has been recognized by countries in the global South as an important delivery mechanism for the agriculture development in host countries and highly praised by the international society. Based on the experience and lessons learned in the past years and in order to better guide and smoothly improve the implementation of the Programme, FAO and China jointly developed these Programme Guidelines for the procedures at each stage of the Project Cycle, intending to further clarify the responsibilities of all parties engaged. These guidelines are fully aligned with the FAO Project Cycle Guide. Further, it aims to ensure that the mutual commitments in the Tripartite Agreement (TPA) and the Multilateral Agreement (MLA) are adhered to and to enhance the capacity of relevant actors for successful programme implementation.
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    FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme - In brief 2024
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    The FAO-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) Programme leverages cost-effective, adaptable, and scalable solutions and technologies to address pressing challenges in agriculture and food security in developing countries. This initiative draws upon China’s extensive experience in the sustainable transformation of agrifood systems. The Programme was initiated as a result of a strategic engagement between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the government of the People’s Republic of China, leading to the establishment of a trust fund for South-South cooperation in 2009. To date, the government of China has contributed a total of USD 130 million to support the implementation of three phases of the FAO-China SSC Programme.

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