A Coordination Workshop for International Organizations in Food and Agriculture in China was co-organized by CSAM-ESCAP and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China on 27 April 2018 in Beijing.
The series of Coordination Workshops of International Organizations in Food and Agriculture in China was initiated by the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People¡¯s Republic of China in December 2016 to facilitate cooperation among all the international organizations and their Chinese partners working in the areas of food and agriculture in China. Under this mechanism, Coordination Workshops are held twice a year.
The objectives of the latest Workshop ¨C the third in the series - were to understand the new developments in the areas of food and agriculture in China; to enhance information sharing among the relevant international organizations including their work plans in 2018 and to strengthen and maximize synergies between country-level international organizations and explore opportunities for joint programming to address needs in the areas of food and agriculture in China.
More than 50 participants attended the Coordination Workshop including representatives from relevant departments and institutes of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs; Department of International Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; China Agricultural University; agricultural machinery industry associations as well as international organizations such as FAO China, WFP China, IFAD China, Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) East Asia Office, International Potato Center - China Center (CCCAP) and Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI).
The Workshop witnessed active deliberations and valuable exchange of information and knowledge amongst the participating organizations. It was also decided that the International Potato Center - China Center (CCCAP) will be the co-organizer for the next Coordination Workshop.