Sharing Knowledge and experiences on Successful Models of Farmer Based Organizations for Enhanced Food Security and Poverty Reduction in Arab States, Europe and the CIS

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The Training Workshop will be hosted by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock of the Republic of Turkey through its International Agricultural Research & Training Center, in cooperation with the Turkish Cooperation and Coordinarion Agency (TIKA), and with support of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in the framework of their partnership initiative on South-South and Triangularooperation for Agricultural Development and Enhanced Food Security (SSTC-ADFS).

What: South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Agricultural Development and Enhanced Food Security; Training Workshop on Farmer Based Organizations.

When: 12-15 January 2016 (Registration at 09:00, Opening session at 9:30)

Where: International Agricultural Research and Training Center of Turkey

For more information, please contact*:
          ·    Safaa Habib, Advisor, SSC in Agricultural Development in the Arab States, Division for Arab States, Europe and the CIS, UNOSSC. Tel: +0201006077761 | e-mail: ` 
           ·    Zübeyde Albayram Doğan – International Agricultural Research & Training Center
              Tel:  +90 232 831 10 52 | e-mail:
           ·   International Agricultural Research & Training Center
              Tel:  +90 232 831 10 52 | e-mail:

* Press is invited to register for the event by sending a request to: and by 11th January. Detailed program is attached.

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UN operational definition of South-South Cooperation: South-South Cooperation is a process whereby two or more developing countries pursue their individual and/or shared 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 individual and/or mutual benefit within and across regions. South-South cooperation is not a substitute for, but rather a complement to, North-South cooperation.

UN operational definition of Triangular 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. Evidence shows that in many instances Southern providers of development cooperation require the financial and technical support and expertise of multilateral and/or developed-country partners in the course of assisting other developing countries. Northern partners also benefit by being able to take advantage of increased institutional capacity in the South and to increase the impact of their aid disbursements by leveraging the resources of multiple Southern partners.

United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation: The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) promotes, coordinates and supports South-South and triangular cooperation on a global and United Nations system-wide basis. Formerly known as the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, hosted by UNDP, was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1974. It receives policy directives and guidance from the General Assembly High-level Committee (HLC) on South-South Cooperation, which is a committee of the whole and a subsidiary body of the General Assembly that reviews worldwide progress in South-South cooperation.

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