South-South and Triangular Cooperation is key to fighting hunger and poverty and transforming rural communities in developing countries

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ROME, Nov. 16, 2017 — More than 300 participants representing governments, international organizations, academia, research organizations, the private sector, NGOs and civil society are expected in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, 20 – 21 November, to attend the International Conference on South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) – Leveraging Innovations from the Global South to Support Rural Transformation.

Dyogo Oliveira, Brazil's Minister of Planning, Development and Management, will open the conference on 20 November at the Meliá Brasil 21 Convention Centre in Brasilia.   

“In a country where agriculture is so important to the economy and still experiencing poverty scenarios, it is fundamental to know new experiences and mechanisms to combat inequalities,” said Oliveira. “We are committed to promoting conditions conducive to the development and generation of jobs and income and understand the activity as a Brazilian force in this struggle.”

The conference, organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in cooperation with Brazil and other partners, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Office of South-South Cooperation and the International Land Coalition, aims to identify and discuss innovative solutions with a specific focus on increasing agricultural production and productivity.

Over the course of the two-day conference, participants will discuss boosting investment promotion between developing countries to support financing for smallholder agriculture and rural development, and leveraging information and communication technologies with a specific focus on engaging rural youth and women.

Partnerships and cooperation opportunities across low-income, middle income and upper middle-income countries that can be expanded to support agriculture and rural development for better prosperity, will also be discussed.

“South-South and Triangular Cooperation is a key development modality for furthering the objectives of Agenda 2030 and reaching the SDGs. Complementing the more traditional north-south modality for development cooperation,” said Ashwani Muthoo, IFAD's Director of Global Engagement, Knowledge and Strategy Division. “SSTC allows developing countries to take more leadership, responsibility and ownership in their own development to improve the livelihoods and food security of their own people.”

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David Florentin Paqui
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SOURCE International Fund for Agricultural Development

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