JAAS and FAO to support sustainable agriculture and rural economies

FAO china riceThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) have signed a partnership agreement to support smallholder farmers through technological innovation

The collaboration will focus on developing sustainable, resilient and efficient food systems across urban and rural areas, and sharing knowledge and technologies with developing countries through FAO's South-South and triangular cooperation framework.

FAO deputy director-general Laurent Thomas said, “The partnership between JAAS and FAO will allow sharing of knowledge and expertise to support solutions and develop capacities for strengthening sustainable agriculture development in China, southeast Asia and Africa.”

The partnership will focus on activities which promote rural revitalisation and stronger urban-rural linkages, paying special attention to rural areas and to marginalised farmers. The aim is ensuring food safety, achieving food security and reducing poverty in both urban and rural areas.

As part of the collaboration, FAO and JAAS will ensure that research, best practices and innovations in the fields of sustainable agriculture and mechanization are widely shared, both with rural communities within China and with other countries with large agricultural sectors which would benefit from this expertise. 


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