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Jakarta, UN strengthen agriculture, food cooperation
Published on: Saturday, December 03, 2022
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Jakarta, UN strengthen agriculture, food cooperation
FAO Representative Rajendra Aryal (left) handing over the Country Programming Framework (CPF) document to Director of the International Cooperation Bureau at the Ministry of Agriculture Ade Candra (right) in Bogor.
JAKARTA: The Government of Indonesia and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) confirmed stronger cooperation for the next four years on supporting food and agriculture development programs in Indonesia.

The development program was launched at the “Workshop of the Country Programming Framework” (CPF) in Bogor on Thursday (December 1), according to FAO Indonesia’s statement on Friday.

CPF is a planning and programming tool that translates the FAO Strategic Framework into actions in Indonesia during the 2021-2025 period.

The strategic document is conceived in close collaboration and partnership with the Government of Indonesia, and it aims to support the government’s priorities, planning, implementation, and reporting vis-à-vis the 2030 Agenda. The Ministry of Agriculture leads the implementation of CPF in Indonesia, coordinating and working closely together with other line ministries, agencies, and relevant stakeholders.

“CPF is set as the basis for FAO’s country-level strategic priority and medium-term country-level programming. It defines the development priorities of Indonesia and FAO and contributes to national priorities, regional priorities, and corporate results,” FAO Representative in Indonesia Rajendra Aryal stated.

Aryal explained that the CPF is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework and Indonesia’s National Medium-Term Development Plan.

“CPF also plays a key role as the vehicle for defining United Nations’ contribution and commitment to support national efforts to achieve economic, social, and environmental targets to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” Aryal further elaborated.

Under the CPF, there are nine FAO projects with the Ministry of Agriculture that are focused on various issues in the agricultural sector. The issues include Agricultural Digitalisation (e-Agriculture), Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Emerging Zoonotic Diseases, African Swine Fever, disaster mitigation in livestock sector, Food Loss and Waste, urban food systems, and family farming.

“Through this CPF, I hope the cooperation between Indonesia and FAO can strengthen further to plan more with required flexibility. It must look at the current multidimensional challenges, such as the latest situation at the global level in terms of food security, Covid pandemic, and other emerging infectious diseases, and the impacts of climate change,” Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture Kasdi Subagyono remarked.

“The CPF aligns with the priorities of the Government of Indonesia, and it will contribute to the achievement of national strategic goals,” he added.

In Indonesia, the FAO has provided technical assistance to strengthen the national food and agriculture sector through over 650 collaborative projects and programs with the support of over 1,600 international and national experts and consultants.

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