The Director-General gave the keynote speech to the Vatican's Conference on Food Loss and Waste Reduction hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Rome. Pope Francis has described food waste as scandalous and called for urgent economic and social initiatives to end hunger
International co-operation and information sharing was essential for saving plants and ensuring crop diversity to protect farmers’ livelihoods, FAO’s Deputy Director-General for Climate and Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo, said today.
FAO today launched a new $7.1 million project supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to make forest data more accessible, transparent and available, and, in particular, help developing countries to meet the Paris Climate Agreement’s enhanced transparency requirements.

11-22 November 2019
Chile

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