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FAO in partnerships for Caribbean food security

Issue brief 8, April 2014








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    Partnerships for Food Security in the Caribbean Region 2014
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    FAO recognizes that no single body can undertake the mammoth task of eradicating hunger on its own and has placed partnerships at the very heart of its operations. Common food security goals have been achieved through the establishment of strategic partnerships. FAO works together with a large number of partners: UN agencies, Member Governments, bilateral donor agencies, development banks, regional organizations, producer organizations and cooperatives, academic and research institutions, privat e sector companies and associations, special purpose coalitions and many others. Partners bring technical skills, financial resources, local knowledge and historical and practical experience to the task. These contribute to increasing efficiency, effectiveness and impact.
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    FAO Strategy for Partnerships with Civil Society Organizations 2013
    FAO has been working for many years with hundreds of civil society organizations (NGOs, community-based organizations, professional associations, networks, etc.) in technical work, emergency field operations, training and capacity building, and advocacy of best agricultural practices. Over the past years, civil society organizations (CSOs) have evolved in terms of coordination, structure, outreach, mobilization and advocacy capacity. In this period, FAO has also undergone changes i n management, revised its Strategic Framework and given a new impetus to decentralization. Therefore, a review of the existing 1999 FAO Policy and Strategy for Cooperation with Non-Governmental and Civil Society Organizations was needed. The FAO Strategy for Partnerships with Civil Society considers civil society as those non-state actors that work in the areas related to FAO’s mandate. It does not address partnerships with academia, research institutions or philanthropic found ations, as they will be treated in other FAO documents. Food producers’ organizations, given their specific nature and relevance in relation to FAO’s mandate, will be considered separately. In principle, as they usually are for-profit, they will fall under the FAO Strategy for Partnerships with the Private Sector, unless these organizations state otherwise and comply with the criteria for CSOs. These cases will be addressed individually. The Strategy identifies six areas of colla boration and two levels of interaction with different rationales and modus operandi: global-headquarters and decentralized (regional, national, local). The main focus of this Strategy is in working with civil society at th e decentralized level. In its Reviewed Strategic Framework, FAO has defined five Strategic Objectives to eradicate poverty and food insecurity. To achieve this, the Organization is seeking to expand its collaboration with CSOs committed to these objectives.
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    Proceedings of the Regional Consultation on Engaging with Academia and Research Institutions (ARIs) to Support Family Farmers and Food System Transformation During and Post COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia 2022
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    A two-day virtual regional consultation titled “Engaging with Academia and Research Institutions (ARIs) to Support Family Farmers and Food System Transformation During and Post COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia” was held by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) from 8–9 December 2021. The consultation was organized in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Cooperation Centre of Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD), Group For Research and Technology Exchanges (GRET), and with technical assistance from FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP). It was attended by 157 international participants and 51 speakers coming from different academic and research institutions (ARIs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs), government agencies, and development partners. The regional consultation highlighted the importance of collaboration among ARIs, family farmers’ organizations, government agencies, and development partners in Asia in enhancing the livelihoods of family farmers and developing their capacities to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic through agroecology. This publication compiles the proceedings of the two-day virtual regional consultation and marks an important milestone in initiating a stocktaking of existing initiatives and collaborations between ARIs, inter-government agencies and family farmers’ organizations in the region with a specific focus on agroecology and sustainable food systems.

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