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Al Hoceima National Marine Park is rich in Mediterranean biodiversity. However, artisanal fishersmen live in a precarious socio-economic situation (such as poverty and unemployment). The artisanal fishing sector is indeed weakened by the lack of infrastructure and unsustainable human practices (such as use of driftnets, dynamite fishing, poaching, and disturbance to ospreys). In addition to this, the fishing sector is vulnerable to climate change. The combination of these factors impacts the stock of fishery resources and affects negatively the fishers’ livelihoods.

In this context, the applied solution consists of the integration of international environmental standards in fishing in accordance with the Mediterranean policies and the prohibition of use of driftnets (major cause of the decline in fish stocks) which are replaced by sustainable fishing gears (traps in Alfa and selective long-lines). The solution also supports the creation of a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) for sustainable fisheries, and mobilized fishers around the eradication of the illegal fishing.

A revolving fund for the acquisition of sustainable fishing material is also part of the solution. This fund supports the maintenance of the fishing activities while making them more sustainable, thus avoiding a serious economic and social crisis.

As a result, 3,000 artisanal fishers benefited from an ecosystem-based participatory planning program to help them identify the main challenges threatening the sustainability of the fishery sector and innovative responses to tackle theses challenges. The fishers now play a key role as a part of a Monitoring and Surveillance Committee which is in charge of the fight against illegal fishing in the Marine Park of Al Hoceima.
Strengthening Sustainable Management of Marine Resources in Morocco

Al Hoceima National Marine Park is rich in Mediterranean biodiversity. However, artisanal fishersmen live in a precarious socio-economic situation (such as poverty and unemployment). The artisanal fishing sector is indeed weakened by the lack of infrastructure and unsustainable human practices (such as use of driftnets, dynamite fishing, poaching, and disturbance to ospreys). In addition to this, the fishing sector is vulnerable to climate change. The combination of these factors impacts the stock of fishery resources and affects negatively the fishers’ livelihoods.

In this context, the applied solution consists of the integration of international environmental standards in fishing in accordance with the Mediterranean policies and the prohibition of use of driftnets (major cause of the decline in fish stocks) which are replaced by sustainable fishing gears (traps in Alfa and selective long-lines). The solution also supports the creation of a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) for sustainable fisheries, and mobilized fishers around the eradication of the illegal fishing.

A revolving fund for the acquisition of sustainable fishing material is also part of the solution. This fund supports the maintenance of the fishing activities while making them more sustainable, thus avoiding a serious economic and social crisis.

As a result, 3,000 artisanal fishers benefited from an ecosystem-based participatory planning program to help them identify the main challenges threatening the sustainability of the fishery sector and innovative responses to tackle theses challenges. The fishers now play a key role as a part of a Monitoring and Surveillance Committee which is in charge of the fight against illegal fishing in the Marine Park of Al Hoceima.

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As one of the most vulnerable nations to climate change, Rwanda is acutely aware of the challenges that lie ahead. For this reason, the country established a groundbreaking investment fund to support green projects that can realize Rwanda’s vision of becoming a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy by 2050. The fund has created over 100,000 jobs and mobilized around US$100 million and is a leading example of climate financing for the achievement of the SDGs.
Building a Green Economy through Rwanda’s Green Fund

As one of the most vulnerable nations to climate change, Rwanda is acutely aware of the challenges that lie ahead. For this reason, the country established a groundbreaking investment fund to support green projects that can realize Rwanda’s vision of becoming a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy by 2050. The fund has created over 100,000 jobs and mobilized around US$100 million and is a leading example of climate financing for the achievement of the SDGs.

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This solution helped transform the waste management of hospitals in Nepal towards a safe and environmental system using awareness and capacity building of the public through training and media campaigns, as well as training of healthcare practitioners. Three model hospitals inspired others to consider safer and environmentally sound ways to deal with hazardous and non-hazardous healthcare waste. All activities combined contributed to the enactment and implementation of national waste management policies across the healthcare sector, and resulted in three international and national awards.
Safe and environmentally friendly medical waste management in Nepal

This solution helped transform the waste management of hospitals in Nepal towards a safe and environmental system using awareness and capacity building of the public through training and media campaigns, as well as training of healthcare practitioners. Three model hospitals inspired others to consider safer and environmentally sound ways to deal with hazardous and non-hazardous healthcare waste. All activities combined contributed to the enactment and implementation of national waste management policies across the healthcare sector, and resulted in three international and national awards.

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Bhutan turns an environmental challenge into employment opportunity for a young population desperate for re-entering the job market. An eco-friendly initiative offers training and employment to young people in drug rehabilitation centers and contributes to reducing the environmental impact of 100 tonnes of paper waste a year. The solution promotes the use of locally produced egg trays from recycled materials to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and reliance on imported carbon intense trays transported from other countries. It also contributes to the economic and social reintegration of the youth. Neighboring countries are looking how they can replicate and scale up the success of Bhutan’s initiative.
Youth in Bhutan: From Waste to Employment

Bhutan turns an environmental challenge into employment opportunity for a young population desperate for re-entering the job market. An eco-friendly initiative offers training and employment to young people in drug rehabilitation centers and contributes to reducing the environmental impact of 100 tonnes of paper waste a year. The solution promotes the use of locally produced egg trays from recycled materials to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and reliance on imported carbon intense trays transported from other countries. It also contributes to the economic and social reintegration of the youth. Neighboring countries are looking how they can replicate and scale up the success of Bhutan’s initiative.

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The Ruaha Carnivore Project is a grassroots carnivore conservation organization, focusing on identifying cultural and/or economic drivers of traditional wildlife killing, and aiming to replace them through conservation in Tanzania. One key aspect of the project is training and employing villagers to monitor and conserve wildlife through community camera-trapping.<br />
Engaging pastoralists to preserve wildlife conservation in Tanzania

The Ruaha Carnivore Project is a grassroots carnivore conservation organization, focusing on identifying cultural and/or economic drivers of traditional wildlife killing, and aiming to replace them through conservation in Tanzania. One key aspect of the project is training and employing villagers to monitor and conserve wildlife through community camera-trapping.<br />

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The Whales of Guerrero Research Project is a successful and replicable project that collaborates with local communities to promote marine conservation through research, educational outreach and capacity-building activities.
Collaborating with local communities to promote marine conservation in Mexico

The Whales of Guerrero Research Project is a successful and replicable project that collaborates with local communities to promote marine conservation through research, educational outreach and capacity-building activities.

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To address the root causes of vulnerability and to increase the productivity and market access of smallholder farmers, the Government of Zimbabwe requested China’s support. China’s experience on empowering small-holder farmers, post-harvest loss management and rural transformation are highly relevant for Zimbabwe. <br />
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Zimbabwe will be the first pilot country of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) China Centre of Excellence’s programme called “Demonstration in Africa by Africans”, which aims at extending China’s affordable and applicable agricultural technologies to aspirational lead smallholder farmers in Africa.<br />
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The “Demonstration in Africa by Africans” programme will focus on (1) developing local agricultural value chains; (2) applying emerging information technology; (3) sharing modern management techniques for agricultural business and markets, and (4) setting up short-cycled, effective and efficient agriculture businesses for smallholders based on local resources. <br />
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The “Demonstration in Africa by Africans” programme fosters the cross-country transfer of technological solutions and best practices for smallholder farmers through on-site trainings and experts deployment. <br />
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In the specific case of Zimbabwe, smallholder farmers receive on-site training in China and Chinese experts will then be deployed to Zimbabwe to support the practical application of China’s solutions on the ground.<br />
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For the complete overview of this solution, please click on the PDF-file at the bottom of the page.<br />
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China and Zimbabwe Partnership on Demonstration in Africa by Africans

To address the root causes of vulnerability and to increase the productivity and market access of smallholder farmers, the Government of Zimbabwe requested China’s support. China’s experience on empowering small-holder farmers, post-harvest loss management and rural transformation are highly relevant for Zimbabwe. <br />
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Zimbabwe will be the first pilot country of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) China Centre of Excellence’s programme called “Demonstration in Africa by Africans”, which aims at extending China’s affordable and applicable agricultural technologies to aspirational lead smallholder farmers in Africa.<br />
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The “Demonstration in Africa by Africans” programme will focus on (1) developing local agricultural value chains; (2) applying emerging information technology; (3) sharing modern management techniques for agricultural business and markets, and (4) setting up short-cycled, effective and efficient agriculture businesses for smallholders based on local resources. <br />
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The “Demonstration in Africa by Africans” programme fosters the cross-country transfer of technological solutions and best practices for smallholder farmers through on-site trainings and experts deployment. <br />
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In the specific case of Zimbabwe, smallholder farmers receive on-site training in China and Chinese experts will then be deployed to Zimbabwe to support the practical application of China’s solutions on the ground.<br />
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For the complete overview of this solution, please click on the PDF-file at the bottom of the page.<br />
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In 2014 the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched a programme in Uganda combining training & airtight storage to tackle high-levels of post-harvest loss caused by pests, diseases, poor handling, and ineffective storage. The major stakeholder of the initiative are small-scale farmers in all regions of Uganda, the private sector manufacturers and distributors of airtight storage, and increasingly, the Government of Uganda. <br />
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As a result, post-harvest loss was reduced from 40% to less than 2% among participating farmers. By the end of 2016, over 115,000 households chose to participate in training, then purchase airtight storage. <br />
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This effective, scalable, and replicable model continues to create demand from other frontier markets. In response, WFP has set up its Global Post Harvest Knowledge & Operations Centre (KNOC) in Uganda to facilitate South-South knowledge sharing and exchange. The Centre has already welcomed delegations from 18 countries for field visits that include meetings with participating farmers, sessions with Ugandan officials, training-of-trainers sessions, and knowledge sharing with hermetic silo manufacturers. Its activities are conducive to the South-South efforts of Uganda’s private sector to transfer innovative technology on silo management to other countries in the region (e.g. Zambia, Tanzania). Delegations include government officials, WFP implementing staff, and at times, metal artisans who bring back skills to their own countries. The next major convening in Kampala will be held in Q4 2017.<br />
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Innovation:<br />
This is a very innovative initiative due to the combination of several success factors:<br />
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• Value chain approach: eliminating post-harvest losses is not a technical problem – it is a supply chain challenge, and cannot be effectively addressed in isolation. <br />
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• Focus on scaling of proven technologies: good answers to one of the biggest food security challenges already exist – but have not been scaled. Private sector involvement at earliest stage, with clear profit incentives has been a key success driver.<br />
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• Partnership and collaboration with government, NGOs, UN agencies and the private sector. <br />
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• Capacity development of farmers: through one-day training workshops. <br />
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For the complete overview of this solution, please click on the PDF-file at the bottom of the page. <br />
Tackling Post Harvest Losses in Uganda through the WFP Zero Food Loss Initiative

In 2014 the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched a programme in Uganda combining training & airtight storage to tackle high-levels of post-harvest loss caused by pests, diseases, poor handling, and ineffective storage. The major stakeholder of the initiative are small-scale farmers in all regions of Uganda, the private sector manufacturers and distributors of airtight storage, and increasingly, the Government of Uganda. <br />
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As a result, post-harvest loss was reduced from 40% to less than 2% among participating farmers. By the end of 2016, over 115,000 households chose to participate in training, then purchase airtight storage. <br />
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This effective, scalable, and replicable model continues to create demand from other frontier markets. In response, WFP has set up its Global Post Harvest Knowledge & Operations Centre (KNOC) in Uganda to facilitate South-South knowledge sharing and exchange. The Centre has already welcomed delegations from 18 countries for field visits that include meetings with participating farmers, sessions with Ugandan officials, training-of-trainers sessions, and knowledge sharing with hermetic silo manufacturers. Its activities are conducive to the South-South efforts of Uganda’s private sector to transfer innovative technology on silo management to other countries in the region (e.g. Zambia, Tanzania). Delegations include government officials, WFP implementing staff, and at times, metal artisans who bring back skills to their own countries. The next major convening in Kampala will be held in Q4 2017.<br />
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Innovation:<br />
This is a very innovative initiative due to the combination of several success factors:<br />
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• Value chain approach: eliminating post-harvest losses is not a technical problem – it is a supply chain challenge, and cannot be effectively addressed in isolation. <br />
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• Focus on scaling of proven technologies: good answers to one of the biggest food security challenges already exist – but have not been scaled. Private sector involvement at earliest stage, with clear profit incentives has been a key success driver.<br />
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• Partnership and collaboration with government, NGOs, UN agencies and the private sector. <br />
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• Capacity development of farmers: through one-day training workshops. <br />
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For the complete overview of this solution, please click on the PDF-file at the bottom of the page. <br />

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Social protection and safety nets is WFP’s largest focus area for South-South and triangular exchanges worldwide. <br />
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The Dominican Republic’s Progresando con Solidaridad programme represents an excellent and innovative example of how to optimize an existing national social protection scheme and make it highly nutrition-sensitive.<br />
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While a number of social protection schemes around the world may have a single nutrition component, Progresando con Solidaridad is innovative for the comprehensive range of nutrition components that are embedded in the programme. For example, the programme includes nutrition education; community nutrition networks and distribution of micronutrient powders and specialized nutritious food to children under the age of 5, to pregnant and lactating women and to the elderly.<br />
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Its nutrition intervention component was first targeted to all children aged 6-59 months of beneficiary families, who were identified as living in moderate and extreme poverty. After 2013, the nutrition intervention was extended to children under the age of five, pregnant and lactating women and the elderly benefitting from the programme. <br />
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An evaluation of the nutrition component of the Progresando con Solidaridad programme (2013), highlighted a 50 percent reduction in anaemia prevalence in children enrolled in the programme. Progresando con Solidaridad programme was selected as a successful case study at the Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection in September 2015. The Forum is a South-South learning platform facilitated by the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil, which promotes South-South and triangular cooperation and aims to facilitate exchanges of lessons learned on social protection programmes across the developing world. Over 150 participants from 20 countries joined the Forum and learnt from the Dominican Republic’s experience.<br />
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For the complete overview of this solution, please click on the PDF-file at the bottom of the page. <br />
Leveraging Social Protection platforms for improved nutrition in the Dominican Republic

Social protection and safety nets is WFP’s largest focus area for South-South and triangular exchanges worldwide. <br />
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The Dominican Republic’s Progresando con Solidaridad programme represents an excellent and innovative example of how to optimize an existing national social protection scheme and make it highly nutrition-sensitive.<br />
<br />
While a number of social protection schemes around the world may have a single nutrition component, Progresando con Solidaridad is innovative for the comprehensive range of nutrition components that are embedded in the programme. For example, the programme includes nutrition education; community nutrition networks and distribution of micronutrient powders and specialized nutritious food to children under the age of 5, to pregnant and lactating women and to the elderly.<br />
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Its nutrition intervention component was first targeted to all children aged 6-59 months of beneficiary families, who were identified as living in moderate and extreme poverty. After 2013, the nutrition intervention was extended to children under the age of five, pregnant and lactating women and the elderly benefitting from the programme. <br />
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An evaluation of the nutrition component of the Progresando con Solidaridad programme (2013), highlighted a 50 percent reduction in anaemia prevalence in children enrolled in the programme. Progresando con Solidaridad programme was selected as a successful case study at the Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection in September 2015. The Forum is a South-South learning platform facilitated by the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil, which promotes South-South and triangular cooperation and aims to facilitate exchanges of lessons learned on social protection programmes across the developing world. Over 150 participants from 20 countries joined the Forum and learnt from the Dominican Republic’s experience.<br />
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For the complete overview of this solution, please click on the PDF-file at the bottom of the page. <br />

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