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FAO launches the Smart Territories Platform, a knowledge-sharing tool for integrated investments

With the launch of the Smart Territories Platform (“Plataforma de Territorios Inteligentes”), FAO offers a flexible and comprehensive tool for multi-dimensional, cross-sectoral, and tailored-made actions for sustainable development of rural areas of the Latin America & Caribbean region. Devised by the Investment Centre of FAO (TCI) with support from the World Bank, this Platform can be used to design, implement and effectively evaluate integrated territorial investments. It does so by including a thorough description of the new territorial approaches to agriculture, food security and rural development and its main components. The tool facilities for each component methodologies, tools and indicators measuring investment in the territories. It also features dynamic sections such as News, Territorial Experiences, Expert collaborations and Territorial Interviews.

FAO Departments have contributed to the Platform by sharing the work they are currently carrying out, and different actors in the Region have welcomed the initiative with enthusiasm. More recently, FAO’s SP3 hinted at a potential future collaboration, as it runs in the same line of work as the Regional Initiative on Family Farming and Inclusive Food Systems for Sustainable Rural Development.

The Platform is only available in Spanish and you can visit it here.

Contact: Maria del Mar Polo