Qu reinforced FAO's readiness to support the world in a "new path", particularly through FAO's COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme, Hand-in-Hand Initiative and its Geospatial Platform, and the One Health approach.
Qu reinforced FAO's readiness to support the world in a "new path", particularly through FAO's COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme, Hand-in-Hand Initiative and its Geospatial Platform, and the One Health approach.
Through the agreement the three partners aim to jointly develop and adopt an innovative and science-based framework of actions to support the transition towards more sustainable food systems, while addressing the disruptions and fragilities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and contributing to build back better.
Austria has a lot to offer in terms of experience, best practices and technical knowledge and could serve as a model of rural development for other countries with comparable landscapes and similar challenges, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today.
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today pledged to intensify efforts towards addressing child labour in agriculture through a dedicated work programme within FAO’s Strategic Framework.
The report ‘Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2020: Maternal and Child Diets at the Heart of Improving Nutrition' is jointly published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Children's Fund, the World Food Programme and the World Health Organization.
Innovative solutions in agri-food systems helped contain disruptions in food supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more of both will be required as the crisis continues and the work of recovery begins to “build back better and build back greener”, FAO’s Director-General QU Dongyu said today.
A locust fighting force assembled by countries in East Africa to combat an invasion of the crop-devouring pest is at risk of seeing its activities grind to a halt as funding to sustain its operations dries up, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned today.

18-22 January 2021

The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference on agri-food policy issues. For the past twelve years it has been held at the beginning of the International Green Week in Berlin. Around 2,000 international visitors from politics, industry, science and civil society discuss a central topic/theme; this year's theme is: "How to feed the world in times of pandemics and climate change?"

More info at https://www.gffa-berlin.de/en/ 

Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy-Director General, explains FAO’s work on biodiversity, and on protecting our planet, including combating climate change.