FAO Article on UN Day for South-South Cooperation: Good Practices in SSTC for Sustainable Development

Oct 23, 2020 | News

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations and what better way to showcase South-South and Triangular cooperation achievements, than with a compilation of good practices on how SSTC is being leveraged to support the efforts of countries to accelerate the progress towards the attainment of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

About a month ago, the UN Office of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (UNOSSC) launched its volume three of “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development”.

This volume features 195 good practices, obtained by 77 partners including the Member States, intergovernmental organizations, United Nations entities, and other development partners.

This collection of good practices demonstrates the spirit of solidarity, peer-to-peer learning and collective efforts among countries and partners, in order to jointly address development challenges and highlight concrete solutions, which can be replicated and adapted in other countries.

Great emphasis is given to innovative activities and the importance of cross-country transfer of knowledge and experience between countries of the South.

A series of FAO good practices are showcased in this volume:

“Working Together to Increase Agricultural Production, Productivity and Profitability in Madagascar”: by the end of the project, it is expected that at least two new business models and trade and investment linkages will be established between China and Madagascar.

“The +Cotton Project”: through this project, a regional network of more than 70 public and private sector actors have been mobilized in the partner countries, uniting efforts to make the cotton value chain competitive, and supporting family farmers’ access to markets, resulting in an increase in their quality of life and their livelihoods.

“FAO–China South-South Cooperation Project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo”: the project has helped households meet their cereal and vegetable consumption needs, increase their net income and acquire new agricultural technologies. It has also enhanced the efficiency of national extension services through cross-country exchange of expertise.

“Sustainable Rice Value Chain Development in Africa”: since the launching of the project activities in the three beneficiary countries, agribusiness entrepreneurship skills have been developed through extensive training programmes targeting the main stakeholders (rice producers, rice processors and rice sellers groups). Furthermore, rice production technologies and good practices have been promoted and adopted by the farmers in the project’s selected sites.

Many other good practices are featured in this publication. We encourage you to check them all here.

Originally posted on the FAO South-South and triangular cooperation website. To access the original article, please click here.