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FAO One Country One Priority Product Newsletter, July 2023 – Issue #3









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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, October 2023 – Issue #4 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 July to September 2023. This includes launching event of implementation of country projects in FAO the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region and Latin America and Caribbean region, updates on meetings of Regional Organizing Group for OCOP initiative in different regions, and other OCOP related initiatives in Bangladesh, Uzbekistan and Chaina. Finally, there is a field story about the potential of date palms sector in Egypt.
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    FAO Bangladesh Newsletter, March 2022, Issue #6 2022
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    This is the 6th edition of the FAO Bangladesh newsletter, covering January to March 2022. The 36th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific was hosted by the Government of Bangladesh for the first time. It was the first APRC to be held in hybrid, with some delegates attending in person in Dhaka and others joining by video link. More than 1 100 participants from 42 Member countries registered. The Director-General, QU Dongyu, attended in person during a five-day visit to Bangladesh as part of his first official trip outside Italy since the start of COVID-19 international travel restrictions. It was also the first time that had had attendended. On the sidelines, the Director-General conducted several bilateral meetings with country delegations. He also met with United Nations Country Team representatives and headed a discussion on FAO’s Hand-in-Hand initiative. Before leaving, he paid an official visit to see the Prime Minister. He thanked the country for hosting a successful APRC. He was joined by an FAO delgation that included Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, and Jong-Jin Kim, Assistant Director Geneal and FAO Regional Representatice for Asia and the Pacific. At the end of a five-day visit to Bangladesh and following the close of APRC36, the DG visited a thriving commercial fish pond, a bio-secure model poultry farm, and two of the country’s leading centres for agricultural research. In other news, FAO inaugurated its new Representation in Dhaka after 44 years in the old office.

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