FAO is developing the Global Action Plan for Green Development of Specialty Agro-Products: One Country–One Commodity (OCOC). The OCOC initiative is inspired by “One Village, One Product” (OVOP) programmes and schemes in which the Asia-Pacific region holds rich national experiences. Many Asian countries adopted the concept and developed similar initiatives based on country-specific contexts and development needs.
The OCOC is a FAO Global Action (GA) on green development of Special agro-products (SAPs). It is proposed to serve as four functionalities, including fundamental approach to contribute to achieving SDGs; Effective instrument to implement FAO Strategic Framework 2022-2031, in particular DG’s vision on “Four Betters” (Better production, Better nutrition, Better environment,
and Better life); Key platform to help Members implement Country Programming Framework (CPF) in align with SDGs; and Useful tool to mobilize available and potential resources (technical, human and financial) for achieving FAO mission and SDGs.
FAO Regional Offices for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) organized the Webinar on June 20, 2021 to take stock on national experiences of OVOP or homegrown similar initiatives and draw lessons and identify key elements in developing and implementing the OCOC initiative in the region. The Webinar was conducted through a combination of presentations and open discussion. Presentation on Country experiences on OVOP implementation was made by Cambodia, Republic of Korea, India, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam
Details of this webinar can be watched at https://youtu.be/SwP9LojrLG0