National capacity building workshop on “Applications of Juncao technology and its contribution to the achievement of sustainable agriculture and the sustainable development goals in Zimbabwe”Tue 02 Nov 2021, 8.00 am — Thu 04 Nov 2021, 4.00 pm
National workshop on “Applications of Juncao technology and its contribution to the achievement of sustainable agriculture and the sustainable development goals and in Zimbabwe” is co-organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG), National Engineering Research Centre for Juncao Technology of the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China, and Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development, Zimbabwe.
The purpose of the meeting is to bring together experts from the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement, National Engineering Research Centre for Juncao Technology of the Fujian Agriculture, the United Nations system, academia, smallholder farmers, entreprenurs, and development partners to (i) enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity building to support the National Development Plan 1 (NDS1) to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, (ii) discuss key questions and opportunities related to the adoption and implementation of the Juncao technology in Zimbabwe, including the role that the United Nations system and other development partners can play to accelerate global actions for a world without poverty and hunger, (iii) enhance knowledge and strengthen national capacities to improve national policies and programmes supporting sustainable agriculture through the transfer of appropriate technology, including Juncao technology, (iv) and (v) come up with policy recommendations on how the transfer and adoption of the Juncao technology can contribute to eradicating poverty and hunger, improve livelihoods, benefit smallholder farmers, cooperatives, women and youth entrepreuners, and ensuring that no one is left behind.
The meeting will be a three-day event that will allow a robust exchange of ideas that contribute to achieving the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, AU Agenda 2063 and the National Development Plan 1 (2021-2025). Experts from the National Engineering Research Centre for Juncao Technology of the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU) of China, policymakers, local experts, the UN system and development partners will set the stage for the meeting by making presentations on the Juncao technology and mushroom production in Zimbabwe, with a particular focus on gaps, challenges and opportunities along the agri-value chain. The interaction will foster the identification of actionable capacity building and programmatic needs as well as encourage greater inter-agency convergence and collaboration within the United Nations system in sharing knowledge, promoting policy dialogue, facilitating synergies, mobilizing funds, providing technical assistance in the key policy and programmatic areas underlying the overarching objective of the 2030 Agenda.