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    FAO One Country One Priority Product Newsletter, January 2024 – Issue #5 2024
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    This newsletter collates a variety of activities that have taken place under the One Country One Priority Product Initiative (OCOP) from October to December 2023. This includes the launching event of the OCOP global project under the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme; the OCOP global annual meeting and also the national OCOP annual meeting in Bangladesh, Egypt, Malawi, Uzbekistan, Trinidad and Tobago; and updates on other national meetings and events in Albenia, Belize, Samoa, and Turkey. The newsletter also covers a feature story on the cocoa sector of Trinidad and Tobago.
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    FAO One Country One Priority Product Newsletter, April 2023 – Issue #2 2023
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    This newsletter collates a variety of activities that have taken place under the One Country One Priority Product Initiative (OCOP) from January to April 2023. It describes a period of intensifying marked by the strengthening of international technical partnerships with the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS) and the establishment of an African Regional Organizing Group to coordinate the OCOP country projects led by over 25 FAO Members in the FAO Africa region. The focus of the implementation is on the five OCOP demonstration countries, one in each FAO region. This Newsletter Issue describes how their initial phases of implementation have been coordinated and mutually supportive, and how demonstration countries have been launching their projects to sustainably develop the Special Agricultural Products selected for their country with inception workshops with local stakeholders participating. Communication about the initiative is focusing on these demonstration countries on the OCOP Global website, alongside online, open access training resources that cover each of their Special Agricultural Products as well as several others selected by projects that will soon follow in the demonstration country's footsteps. Finally, a field story about small-scale farming practices for sweet cherries in Uzbekistan, as an illustration of how the sustainable development of the value chain of one product can have positive spillovers that help farmers improve the livelihood from a variety of crops.
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    FAO One Country One Priority Product Newsletter, July 2023 – Issue #3 2023
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    This newsletter collates a variety of activities that have taken place under the One Country One Priority Product Initiative (OCOP) from May to July 2023. The FAO Director-General QU Dongyu reiterated the importance of the OCOP initiative as a key part of the Organisation's overarching strategy. A;lso highlighted are the series of successful regional launch event and workshops on the implementation of OCOP country projects that took place in Uzbekistan, Malawi and Bangladesh. Along with these events there were key milestones for implementation and coordination, namely the Regional Organising Group for Asia and the Pacific, the Sustainable Food Value Chain training for each OCOP demonstration country team and the fifth Inception Workshop for a OCOP demonstration country, about the sustainable development of date palms in Egypt. Resources are being made available on the OCOP website, including the first OCOP webinar and a series of videos produced by the FAO Office of Asia and the Pacific. Finally, there is a field story about the importance of the jackfruit in Bangladesh, with a testimony from jackfruit farmer Kazi Muhammad Fazlul Huq.

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