China provides support to West Africa under "South-South Cooperation"

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Street scene at the Sandaga Market in Dakar, Senegal.

Developing countries are putting more financial and technical muscle behind initiatives to help each other improve food security.

The UN's Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) says a number of new agreements have been reached between developing countries as part of it "South-South Cooperation" initiative.

Daniel Dickinson reports:

FAO has co-signed two new agreements between China and Liberia and Senegal, to support the implementation of a series of food security initiatives in the two West African countries.

Under the agreement with Liberia, China will contribute more than 1 million US dollars as well as technical assistance. In Senegal, it'll provide 26 technical experts.

Both agreements are being seen as part of a trend towards more coo-operation between developing countries.

FAO’s South-South Cooperation (SSC) initiative was launched in 1996 to provide technical support on food insecurity.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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