On the occasion of the celebration of the 2018 UN South-South Cooperation Day, on September 10th, 2018 the WFO Secretary General, Ms. Arianna Giuliodori, was invited to attend a special panel discussion that took place in FAO Headquarters, in Rome.
The event, jointly organized by FAO, IFAD and WFP, was aimed at raising awareness on South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) initiatives to achieve zero hunger as well as showcasing success stories addressing particularly climate change.
The meeting provided a unique platform to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and good practices related to climate change among key stakeholders, including representatives of donor agencies, civil society organizations, research institutes as well as showcase effective partnerships and initiatives that have been carried out through the support of SSTC.
During her speech, Ms. Giuliodori reaffirmed WFO commitment to the SSTC, showing the added value WFO can bring to the SSTC for addressing the Climate Change challenges in the agricultural sector and explaining the contribution that farmers of the world could offer to the Paris Agreement implementation.
Ms. Giuliodori reminded the audience that farmers closely depend on the environment for the viability of their farms and they are very committed to find solutions to the climate change, in terms of mitigation and adaptation.
To achieve this objective, farmers are ready and willing to share their experience and knowledge with the other institutions, but also to establish multi-stakeholder partnership to look into new practices, in a global alliance within the newly adopted “Farmers Driven Climate Change Agenda”.