FAO, Indonesia Reaffirm Stronger Cooperation for the Next 4 Years

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1 December 2022 20:22 WIB

FAO Representative Rajendra Aryal handed over the CPF Document to Dr. Ade Candra, Director of the International Cooperation Bureau at the Ministry of Agriculture (FAO/Harriansyah Djuwahir)

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Indonesian Government confirmed stronger cooperation for the next four years. The cooperation focuses on supporting food and agriculture development programs in the country. The program was launched at the “Launching Workshop of the Country Programming Framework ( CPF)" in Bogor on Thursday, Dec. 1. 

CPF is a planning and programming tool that translates the FAO Strategic Framework into actions in Indonesia during the 2021-2025 period. This strategic document is conceived in close collaboration and partnership with the Indonesian government, and it aims to support the government's priorities, planning, implementation, and reporting vis-à-vis the 2030 Agenda. The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) leads the implementation of CPF in Indonesia coordinating and working closely together with other line ministries, agencies, and relevant stakeholders, as stated in a press release received by Tempo on Thursday. 

“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", Rajendra Aryal, FAO Representative in Indonesia said in his remarks. 

"The CPF is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, and Indonesia's National Medium-Term Development Plan, and plays a key role as the vehicle for defining United Nations' contribution and commitment to supporting national efforts to achieve economic, social, and environmental targets to meet 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)", Aryal explained further. 

The CPF sets out four strategic priorities to guide FAO's partnership and support. It brings together innovative international best practices and global standards with national and regional expertise. 

“It is foremost a partnership with the government and represents a commitment to the people in Indonesia. Particularly the most marginalized and vulnerable – as part of our shared pledge to achieve better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and better health, leaving no one behind," he added. 

Nine projects' priorities with The Ministry of Agriculture 

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 Digitalization (e-Agriculture), Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Emerging Zoonotic Diseases, African Swine Fever, disaster mitigation in the 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 the required flexibility. It must look at the current multidimensional challenges, such as the latest situation at the global level in terms of food security, the Covid pandemic and other emerging infectious diseases, and the impacts of climate change," said Dr. Kasdi Subagyono, Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture. 

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

In Indonesia, 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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