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    FAO Knowledge Strategy 2011
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    Vision: FAO will facilitate the access to and exchange of knowledge, as well as its generation, in the domain of agriculture and food security. It will assist its Members in generating, accessing and utilizing knowledge in food and agriculture, as well as any other knowledge that relates to it, required to address Members‟ individual and collective development and food security goals. Mission: To make information and knowledge a genuine public good accessible to all Members, especially to the least developed countries (LDCs), through a global knowledge policy. Objectives: FAO‟s mainstreaming of knowledge management will support the following objectives: 1) Change Objective 1: In FAO’s programmes, improving the balance and integration between: FAO’s efforts to produce needed information and knowledge and FAO’s efforts to facilitate access to and flow of needed information and knowledge. Change Objective 2: In FAO’s day-to-day work internally and with its partners, increasing the ad option of information- and knowledge-sharing concepts, methods and tools by FAO managers and teams.
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    Aquaculture Needs Assessment. Kampala, Uganda
    GCP/RAF/466/EC SmartFish Project
    2013
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    Under the implementation of the Regional Strategy for East and Southern Africa (ESA- IO), Region Programme for Africa (IRFS), (GCP/RAF/466EAC) and within the framework of FAO/Smart Fish Project Result 5, Output 5M3.1, the consultant undertook a needs assessment to support and promote sustainable aquaculture development in Uganda. The overall objective being to promote sustainable aquaculture development, by achieving increased fish production through the provision of quality aquaculture inputs, tools and technical information, including training and improving the marketing of fish through the provision of marketing infrastructure and knowledge. This needs assessment followed on from a SmartFish training workshop, ‘Conducting Aquaculture as a Business’ that was held in Mukono District, Uganda, in 2012. The assessment process consisted of the selection of beneficiary associations; semi- structured interviews with leaders and individual members, input and service providers; and a final va lidation of findings with farmers and association leadership. Training and input needs were assessed in two established fish farming associations: Walimi Fish Farmers Cooperative Society (WAFICOS) in the central region and the West Acholi Integrated Fish Farmers Cooperative Society (WAIFFICOS) in the northern region. The findings were used to develop a follow-on input and training plan and budget. The needs for farmers were found to be extensive and highly diverse in terms of both inputs and tra ining but were largely similar for both groups. Priority inputs include: fish transportation, harvesting gear, improved handling equipment and water quality monitoring and testing kits. Farmers emphasized the need for hands-on and practical, farm-based training in general aquaculture and business management. At the association level, training in group dynamics, leadership, management of shared resources, and better handling and marketing are priorities. In terms of the input provision plan, depe nding on resource availability, equipment and services would either be managed centrally by the association and hired out to members or given directly to the most promising and needy farmers. Particular emphasis should be on supporting the most vulnerable but active members of the associations such as widows, orphans, women and youth. These members were found to be faced with the highest rate of unemployment and tend to be wholly dependent on farming. There is scope to train women to make harves ting nets and for youth groups in pond construction. Lesser priorities include support for Information and Communication Tools (ICT) to improve networking amongst association members, information exchange and better marketing, as well facilitating an E-learning process. Although the market for farmed fish exists, the distribution and transportation chains are thought to be weak. A market analysis survey must be carried out as a pre-cursor to clarifying market system support.
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    Project
    Strengthening Resource Mobilization Strategies to Eradicate Hunger and Malnutrition, and to Foster Sustainable Rural Development and Climate-Resilient Agriculture - TCP/RLA/3718 2022
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    For more than 25 years, official development assistance ( has been distributed on the basis of a classification of countries by income Developed by the World Bank, this establishes a graduation system which places countries in high, upper middle, lower middle and low income categories While this methodology certainly provides highly useful information and data for macro economic analysis, it provides an average figure and therefore fails to highlight inequalities within the countries The Latin American and Caribbean region faithfully reflects this situation, as it has yet to efficiently address the challenges of halting malnutrition, strengthening rural agriculture and building resilience to climate change Despite the region’s growth in recent years, with most countries in the high and upper middle income brackets, the idea that they can take control of their own development, through domestic financing, fails to take into account the inequalities that can be generated in terms of domestic wealth distribution, climate vulnerability or social and political instability It is also possible to identify pockets of absolute poverty within each country, which still require technical and financial expertise and, hence, continue to require international cooperation A greater contribution is expected from the private sector through financial instruments that attract investment in line with the Sustainable Development Goals ( Currently, countries and stakeholders in the region have insufficient knowledge of private financing mechanisms and public private partnerships for project development, thereby hampering access to new resources The project aimed to develop conceptual frameworks on resource mobilization trends and opportunities for Latin American and Caribbean countries, while striking a structural balance between the different thematic areas in which FAO provides technical assistance and support The aim was to assist countries in identifying sources of financing that would enable them to achieve the SDGs, and to bring the corresponding strategic partners closer to the region and actively seek new private financing mechanisms At the national level, the objective was to increase the resources available to execute technical collaboration projects, through close interaction between governments, cooperation agencies and the private sector The desired outcome was to provide the region with a strategy for mobilizing resources to combat hunger and poverty among rural populations that are also vulnerable to climate change For this purpose, regional coordination is needed to support the project, which will help identify experiences and lessons learned that can be replicated or adapted in other countries at a later stage.

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