The Brazil Africa Institute, in partnership with the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), presented, this Thursday (19), the publication “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the Context of Food Security”. The launch took place in a webinar with the participation of representatives of some of the companies mentioned in the document.
“I’m very glad that the result of this publication will be an inspiration for all of us to bring dignity to people. We need real solutions for real people and SSTC is a powerful tool to bring these solutions”, highlighted Professor João Bosco Monte, President of IBRAF.
UNOSSC Deputy-Director, Xiaojun Grace Wang, stressed that the global South, despite the challenges, generates many initiatives. “The power of research and knowledge has to be documented and shared with methodologies and channels that can be easily accessible and applicable in real practice”, she said.
The publication presents 40 initiatives and practices that highlight innovative South-South and Triangular Cooperation solutions for agriculture and food security, and aims to benefit developing countries that seek to expand the application of policies, strategies and programs related to these areas.
Some of the initiatives mentioned in the document were highlighted during the webinar. Anping Ye, from FAO, presented the Agency’s project with China in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nelci Caixeta, from the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), talked about the “Brazil’s Development of Integrated and Sustainable Agroecological Production in Senegal (PAIS)”. Alfredo Augusto Cunha Alves, from Embrapa, discussed the “Youth Technical Training Program”, developed by IBRAF in partnership with Embrapa. Christiani Buani, from the Regional Centre of Excellence Against Hunger and Malnutrition in Côte d’Ivoire, presented the WFP programs focused on school feeding. Abdulzarak Ibrahim, from the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), highlighted the project Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa (ARIFA).
In addition to talking about food security, the participants underlined the major role that South-South and Triangular Cooperation play for developing countries. “Without solidarity, we cannot go very far. We need to work together ”, concluded Professor João Bosco Monte.
The full publication can be accessed here