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FAO launches Global Action on One Country One Priority Product
Posted by: Prof. Dr. M. Raupp (IP Logged)
Date: September 11, 2021 01:13AM

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
announced the launch of its initiative titled Global Action on Green
Development of Special Agricultural Products: One Country One Priority
Product (OCOP). The initiative targets the development of green and
sustainable value chains for special agricultural products, support
small and family farmerswho will benefit immensely from the global
market, which will facilitate the transformation of agri-food systems
and attain the Sustainable Development Goals.

"The transformation of agri-food systems starts by identifying one
product or a specific crop," highlighted the FAO Director-General, QU
Dongyu. "This one product then becomes an entry-point for new, concrete
actions to achieve tangible results for better production, better
nutrition, a better environment and a better life for all, leaving no
one behind."

FAO describes Special Agricultural Products (SAPs) as those with unique
qualities and special characteristics associated with geographical
locations and cultural heritages, which can significantly contribute to
safeguarding food security and healthy diets, supporting farmers'
livelihoods and economic growth while protecting the environment and

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