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FAO 3-year strategy to enhance production
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The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced a Country Programming Framework (CPF) for 2016-2019.

The CPF will address two main government priorities. The first is “to expand economic and livelihood opportunities benefiting local economies and the most vulnerable communities.” The second priority is “to improve performance of the agricultural sector contributing to the economic, social, environmental and sustainable rural development.” The CPF will also support food security and nutrition. A special focus on women is planned within the program.

Planned projects include strengthening resilience of smallholder producers, market access, and capacities of national authorities and stakeholders in response to threats and crises.

Long-term vision targets sustainable agricultural production, sustainable land, forest and water management in response to climate change, and promoting efficient agrifood chains.

Total resource requirements amount to around $48.5 million. Part of the amount is already available, while additional voluntary contributions will be needed over the next four years.

“FAO is engaging with all partners in supporting its program implementation through bilateral and multilateral channels, especially with the European Union (EU), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), IFAD, the World Bank (WB), Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom,” according to the CPF.
Reported by Yassmine Alieh
Date Posted: May 17, 2016
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