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Establishing a Programme Coordination Unit in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - UTF/SAU/036/SAU








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    FAO Technical Cooperation Programme in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2023
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    The booklet contains an overview of the FAO Technical Cooperation Programme with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The longstanding and strategic partnership between FAO and Saudi Arabia since 1948 and focuses on agriculture, food security, and sustainable development. The current cycle of the Technical Cooperation Programme aims to strengthen the capacities of Saudi Arabia's food and agriculture sector to contribute to the Saudi Vision 2030. The ongoing projects under the Programme are "Strengthening the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) capacity to implement its Sustainable Rural Agriculture Development Programme", "Promoting efficient irrigation and water productivity amongst farmers" and "Enhancing National Capacities for Irrigation Management" include initiatives on sustainable agriculture, efficient irrigation, beekeeping particularly on productions of coffee Arabica, beekeeping and honey, rose, sub-tropical fruits, rain-fed cereals, strengthening capacity of small-scale fishermen, fish farmers and livestock herders, and sustainable management of rangelands, forests and natural resources to support rural livelihoods. The Programme also supports in enhancing value addition from smallholdings and rural activities and the development of agri-marketing strategies, extension and advisory services, and the strengthening of rural institutions and agriculture cooperatives in Saudi Arabia.
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    Newsletter
    FAO Saudi Arabia Newsletter, January 2024 – Issue #15 2024
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    The newsletter covers the broad area of FAO projects in Saudi Arabia. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under the FAO Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP), there are three ongoing projects. The project "Strengthening MEWA's Capacity to Implement its Sustainable Rural Agricultural Development (SRAD) Programme (UTF/SAU/051/SAU)" aims to enhance the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA)'s ability to implement its Sustainable Rural Agricultural Development Programme (2019–2025). This initiative is being carried out in collaboration with MEWA, Reef, and the National Center for Vegetation Cover Development and Combating Desertification (NCVC). The project comprises nine components, including coffee, beekeeping, roses, sub-tropical fruits, livestock, fisheries, rain-fed cereals, value addition, and natural resources management, which covers forests, national parks, rangelands, and desertification control. Additionally, FAO and the Saudi Irrigation Organization (SIO) are implementing two projects, namely "Promoting Efficient Irrigation and Water Productivity Among Farmers (UTF/SAU/053/SAU)" and "Enhancing National Capacities for Irrigation Management (UTF/SAU/054/SAU)." The overall TCP programme aims to increase agricultural production and productivity, manage natural resources, promote diversification and income generation for smallholders, especially rural youth and women, and enhance capacity for irrigation management by promoting efficient irrigation and water productivity.
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    Newsletter
    FAO Saudi Arabia Newsletter, March 2024 – Issue #16 2024
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    The newsletter covers the broad area of FAO projects in Saudi Arabia. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under the FAO Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP), there are three ongoing projects. The project "Strengthening MEWA's Capacity to Implement its Sustainable Rural Agricultural Development (SRAD) Programme (UTF/SAU/051/SAU)" aims to enhance the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA)'s ability to implement its Sustainable Rural Agricultural Development Programme (2019–2025). This initiative is being carried out in collaboration with MEWA, Reef, and the National Center for Vegetation Cover Development and Combating Desertification (NCVC). The project comprises nine components, including coffee, beekeeping, roses, sub-tropical fruits, livestock, fisheries, rain-fed cereals, value addition, and natural resources management, which covers forests, national parks, rangelands, and desertification control. Additionally, FAO and the Saudi Irrigation Organization (SIO) are implementing two projects, namely "Promoting Efficient Irrigation and Water Productivity Among Farmers (UTF/SAU/053/SAU)" and "Enhancing National Capacities for Irrigation Management (UTF/SAU/054/SAU)." The overall TCP programme aims to increase agricultural production and productivity, manage natural resources, promote diversification and income generation for smallholders, especially rural youth and women, and enhance capacity for irrigation management by promoting efficient irrigation and water productivity.

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