Horticulture development for improved quality of life and enhanced food security

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Agriculture development and food security has faced many challenges and in many developing countries, adoption of modern technology in horticulture viz, Greenhouse technology, Micro-irrigation, Fertigation, Micro-propagation, Nursery technology, High-tech post-harvest technologies including cold chain etc., has become necessary in providing food security. Countries’ successful examples and opportunities for developing Horticulture sector contributing to the improvement of the quality of life, will be presented and discussed in a three-day workshop organized in Tashkent on 5-7 September 2017. The South-South Knowledge Exchange and Coordination Workshop will gather representatives of the ministries of agriculture, technical cooperation agencies and centers of excellence from Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey and Uzbekistan, as well as UN agencies and international organizations. The workshop aims to identify successful solutions that could be replicated and adopted in the Global South, as well as to present investment opportunities in the agriculture sector.

The Knowledge Exchange and Coordination Workshop is hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on 5-07 September 2017, in Tashkent, the Republic of Uzbekistan, and is supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in the framework of the partnership initiative on South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Agricultural Development and Enhanced Food Security (SSTC-ADFS).

    • What: South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Agricultural Development and Enhanced Food Security; Horticulture Development Workshop.
    • When: Tuesday, 5 September 2017 (Registration at 08:30 a.m., Opening session at 09:00 a.m., Media will be given the opportunity to raise their queries and conduct interviews with the participants at 10:15 a.m.)
    • Where: Wyndham Tashkent Hotel, 7/8 Amir Temur St, Tashkent 100000, Uzbekistan

Contact Details:

  • Norbekov Olim, Press Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, +99897-470 02 33, matbuot@agro.uz
  • Bobir Komilov, Head of the UN Information Office, bobir.komilov@undp.org
  • Safaa Habib, Advisor, SSC in Agricultural Development in the Arab States, Division for Arab States, Europe and the CIS, UNOSSC, +2 010 0607 7761, safaa.habib@undp.org

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South-South and Triangular Cooperation: South-South Cooperation a process whereby two or more developing countries pursue their national capacity development objectives through exchanges of knowledge, skills, resources and technical know-how, and through regional and interregional collective actions, including partnerships involving Governments, regional organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector, for their benefit within and across regions. South-South cooperation is not a substitute for, but rather a complement to, North-South cooperation. Triangular cooperation involves Southern-driven partnerships between two or more developing countries supported by a developed country(ies) or multilateral organization(s) to implement development cooperation programmes and projects. The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, hosted by the United Nations Development Programme, is a separate entity and coordinator for promoting and facilitating South-South and triangular cooperation for development on a global and United Nations system-wide basis.

For information on South-South Cooperation visit unsouthsouth.org