FAO in South Africa

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Political Science, Public Administration
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO in South Africa

helping to build a world without hunger

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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FAO Strategic Objectives Mandate of FAO

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Role of FAO and Focus Areas The role of the FAO country Office Current projects Possible areas of collaboration

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO Strategic Objectives 

FAO leads international efforts to defeat hunger and its major focus is on agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related areas.

FAO has 5 strategic objectives namely:



SO1 - Eradicate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition



SO2 - Increase and improve provision of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a sustainable manner

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO Strategic Objectives (continues) 

SO3 - Livelihoods of rural populations and in particular for women and youth improved through enhanced employment opportunities and conditions, increased access to productive resources and rural services



SO4 - Enable more inclusive and efficient food and agricultural systems at local, national and international levels



SO5 - Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Mandate of FAO 

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Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives Gather, process and disseminate information relating to nutrition, food and agriculture Promote and recommend national/international action with respect to nutritional, food and agriculture interventions Provide technical assistance and capacity building to governments upon request

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Role of FAO • Humanitarian • Rehabilitation • Development

Rehabilitation

FAO Humanitarian

Development

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Current projects in South Africa     

Capacity Building for South African Professionals in the Field of Agriculture and Food Security (with initial emphasis on International Development Cooperation) FAO support for CAADP Public understanding of aquaculture Support Conservation Agriculture Telefood food security micro projects

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

“Capacity Building for South African Professionals in the field of agriculture and food security” The project is funded by RSA Government Objectives  Increase knowledge and skills of a cadre of DoA officers for more effective management of DAFF international development cooperation programmes (supporting food security and agricultural rehabilitation)  Capacity building for effective policies, strategies and service delivery in support of emerging farmers  Currently busy with mid-term review of the project

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

CAADP

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FAO is supporting Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) to develop the CAADP Process. Expected results are Policy briefs reviewed. A report on priority investment areas along the four CAADP pillars. CAADP implementation roadmap with an accompanying monitoring and accountability framework and related capacity strengthened. helping to build a world without hunger

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Public Understanding of Aquaculture Objective  at providing a comprehensive market and policy analysis, to identify the public understanding of aquaculture and to develop a five-year aquaculture awareness programme.  The results are-Aquaculture reference database, a searchable web based resource, with an accompanying brief  A framework outlining a five year aquaculture awareness programme

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

“Regional Dissemination of Knowledge, Information and Experiences on Conservation Agriculture (CA) Activities in Southern Africa” Objectives  to enhance household and national food security while combating the potential impact of climate change by promoting sound and sustainable farming practices  to build awareness of the potential benefits of CA in countries where it is not widely practiced or understood  To document and analyse past and current CA activities in the region to identify best practices and lessons learned helping to build a world without hunger

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Telefood Projects  FAO programme established to finance micro-projects. Objective: to finance microprojects (production inputs) in developing countries such as poultry and communal gardens.  Purpose-to help poor people free themselves from their daily struggle to get enough food to eat. It aims at improving the capacity of poor and vulnerable families to produce more food and generate cash income for more sustainable livelihoods helping to build a world without hunger

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Possible areas of collaboration

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Support to Government on Policy, legislation, regulations Technical support and advice to Government To enhance household and national food security Joint collaboration on project development

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